Jaguar XK-120 Fixed Head Coupe

Price: - Item location: Oceanside, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: XK
  • SubModel: XK-120
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year:1953
  • Mileage:76,414
  • VIN:680278
  • Color:Red
  • Engine size:3,442 cc double overhead camshaft inline 3.4 engine, 2 SU carbs
  • Number of cylinders:6
  • Fuel:Gasoline
  • Transmission:4 speed manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1953 Jaguar XK

Please note the auction of the XK-120 listed here is for the car "as-is".

This California black plate, matching numbers XK-120 is a very good candidate for a comprehensive restoration. Since 1969, this Coupe has been off the road and kept in dry storage. The Jaguar was originally British Racing Green, and many years ago the owner changed the color to the Red that you see today; He also wanted to create a unique look with the exaust system's ends, by having them protrude out of the rear fenders on each side of the car - an often common enhancement during that era. In addition, the owner removed the dash drawer to accomodate a radio from the same era. Please note that outside of these enhancements the car remains in a very original state.

EXTERIOR: the Jaguar's exterior is very solid and straight, and would be easy to remove the paint and prepare for a new finish. The Britework is also original to the car and fits well.

INTERIOR: the interior on this example remains original, and shows patina throughout. The driver's seat as well as the driver's carpets are showing wear - but the remainder of the interior should clean up nicely, or may be replaced, the choice is yours.

MECHANICALS: Under the bonnet, the car has remained untouched, and even retains it's original brackets, clamps, panels, otter switch and more.

BODY: The Coupe's body is solid & straight, and will be easy to remove the paint and prepare for a new finish.

UNDERCARRIAGE: Underneath, the Coupe's undercarriage is just like the engine bay - untouched, very solid, and a great candidate for restoration.

This Ebay Auction is for the vehicle as-is; Classic Showcase would like the opportunity for it's next owner to contract with us to perform a restoration to the level this car deserves.
In the section below this ad, we list information regarding our Restoration services for your review.

Now is your opportunity to own an original Jaguar XK-120 Fixed Head Coupe barn find and restore it the way you want, when you are ready.

In the sections below, we will present the following:

1. The JDHT Certificate of Authenticity
2. Photographs showing the current condition of the car as it is today
3. Information about our Restoration Facility and the Services we offer
4. Terms and Conditions of this Auction.

Classic Showcase purchased this car with the intention of performing a high level restoration so we could campaign and pedigree the car after it was restored at Jaguar sanctioned events...
However, our customer restoration scheduling has taken priority, and as such we are offfering the car to the you today..

At any time, please feel free to email or call us regarding this vehicle or our services.

Thank you for watching this auction, and Happy Bidding!
Performance: 3,442 cc double overhead camshaft inline 3.4 engine, 2 SU carbs
Transmission: 4 speed manual transmission
Suspension: Independent Front and Rear
Colors: Red Exterior / Tan Interior
Miles: 76,414 miles showing
Brakes: Four-wheel drum
Wheels: Pressed Steel with hubcaps and spats
Engine Number: W6463-8
Body Number: J2291
Gearbox Number: JL13544
Chassis Number: 680278
Date of Dispatch: 8 November 1952
XK-120 History:
During the Second World War, William Lyons and his staff designed what would be the world’s first high-volume twin cam engine. After the war, a short wheelbase chassis and a two-seat sports body were married to this new engine and when the XK 120 was introduced at the 1948 Earl’s Court Motor Show. The XK 120’s body was a fresh, minimalist design with gracefully flowing curves running front to back, while the modern chassis design provided excellent handling. The XK inline six-cylinder engine, originally producing 160 horsepower, was mated with a four-speed manual transmission, and provided phenomenal performance. The XK 120 earned its name from when Jaguar was racing their cars. The car earned the name "120" by achieveing a speed of 120 Miles Per Hour.

About Classic Showcase and Our Services

For those who want Classic Showcase to restore this vehicle, consider this.Imagine if ordering the classic of your dreams was as easy as walking into your local dealer and ordering a new vehicle. You set the specifications and standards. Classic Showcase wants your dream to come true by making the process easy! We have dedicated many years perfecting the restoration of some of the best turnkey classic cars offered today. This vehicle is for the special collector who wants the restoration done their way. You pick the color combination and options you would like. Classic Showcase can make your vision become reality.
Classic Showcase has the expertise to offer four levels of restoration. Our high level of craftsmanship and proficiency enables us to do award winning Concourse restorations equal to factory standards or better, as well as a show-driver level restoration for those who would like to show and drive their vehicle. We can also create a driver level vehicle for the budget minded customer who wants a great looking car that they can drive daily. Classic Showcase specializes in honesty, quality, and superb craftsmanship with the passion required to do the job right. Classic Showcase will even provide you with a DVD documenting the restoration process.
If you choose to have Classic Showcase has complete the restoration of your show car or show-driver, we will review with you the basics of taking care of your new classic and keeping it in its high level of condition. We will show you how to properly maintain your car and can assist you by providing information on classic car clubs, shows, and help you find the right shop in your area to service your vehicle.

Levels of restoration offered by Classic Showcase:

Driver Level Restoration:
A driver level car is generally a strong #2 car that can be driven on a regular basis. This is the most affordable of our three levels of restoration and is usually for the person who wants a reliable, beautiful classic car to drive. This car can be shown in driver level competitions.

Show-Driver Level Restoration:
A show-driver level car is a 96+ point or a high level #2 car. These cars are generally found in a climate controlled facility and driven to Concours judging and car shows. Components are original or a proper replacement.

Concours Level Restoration:

A show level car is a 99+ point or #1 car. These cars are generally not driven more than a few miles a year and found in a museum or collection. They may also be found in a climate controlled facility and transported in an enclosed trailer to Concours judging and car shows. All components are original or an exact replacement with attention to specific detail.

Preservation Level Restoration:
Classic Showcase is now offering a Preservation level of restoration for those that do not want to disturb the originality of their vehicle. This is a minimal restoration level that focuses more on cleaning the vehicle and safety requirements and usually will not receive very many replacement parts. This vehicle can be shown in Preservation level competitions but is not a guaranteed winner. Our goal is to preserve the original patina of the vehicle.

Who We Are:

Classic Showcase is located in Southern California in San Diego County and has over 30 years of experience and knowledge with sports cars and classic vehicles. We have an on site world-class restoration facility and a separate showroom with over fifty classics in stock and ready to ship worldwide. Sometimes people hesitate to buy the vehicle of their dreams because it is 3,000 miles away and they just do not know how to go about it, we can make it easy.

Classic Showcase can help you with your long distance purchase so it does not have to be a problem or a bad experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are we available?
If you have any questions, ASK BEFORE YOU BID but please do not wait until the last minute. We are available to answer your questions Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you email us a question on the weekend, we will answer on Monday. You may also call us with questions at (760) 758-6100 or fax us at (760) 758-0600. We are also happy to send more pictures if they are available, just ask. Please note that we will check our email twice a day during our normal business hours so please don’t email us on the last day expecting us to get right back to you.

What if I am uncomfortable bidding? (About outside vehicle inspections)

Before you bid, we want you to feel comfortable making a long distance purchase. Please make an appointment to inspect the car yourself, send a representative or we can arrange for an outside pre-purchase inspection. Classic Showcase always recommends having an outside pre-purchase inspection done on a vehicle before the purchase. This allows you to gain an outside opinion and evaluation of the vehicle as well as ask any questions you may have. There are a number of local specialized technicians not affiliated with Classic Showcase that offer this service. The cost usually starts at $250.00 and can go up, depending on the shop and level of inspection requested. We can have the results faxed to you upon completion. Payment of this service by Paypal, Visa or MasterCard is acceptable. Please call us at 760-758-6100 or fax 760-758-0600 to make arrangements.

Is there a warranty on this vehicle?

This is a used vehicle, sold as is, without a warranty implied or expressed. Please keep in mind that we have not performed a full restoration on the vehicle. Our description is as complete as possible without dismantling the car.We have knowledge in what to look for with our 30 plus years experience. Pre-owned vehicles could have normal wear and tear. We have documented these to the best of our ability; we are however human, and unknowns are possible. Everything we know is listed above. Our reputation is worldwide for honesty and integrity.

How will I get my car home?
We can help arrange safe, dependable transport of any vehicle purchased from us as well as provide rates for open and enclosed transport. We work with the most reliable and best transport companies. If you want your vehicle shipped out of the country we can help arrange transport via flat bed truck to the docks in Los Angeles. We will then have it loaded into a shipping container and shipped to your destination. We can even make local transportation arrangements if requested. If you choose to contact a transporter yourself for rates, the vehicle is located in Oceanside, CA in San Diego County.

Bidding and Payment Terms

By placing a bid, you verify that you have read the following terms and conditions: Payment is due within 5 business (or 7 calendar) days of close of auction. We accept cash, cashiers check, personal check (will hold till check clears) money order, or bank-to-bank wire transfer. Contact us regarding PayPal and credit card sales. The auction winner is responsible for all shipping costs. There will be a $65 DMV processing fee charged.

California residents will pay sales tax, license, and registration fees on the final sales price of the vehicle. Sales tax will vary based on the city/county you reside in.

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Disclaimers and Miscellaneous

Please do not bid if you cannot honor your commitment. We reserve the right to cancel your bid if we feel you cannot honor your commitment. ALL BIDS ARE BINDING. You are bidding on a pre-owned vehicle. All pre-owned vehicles could have normal wear and tear. We have documented these for you to the best of our ability; we are however human, and unknowns are possible. Everything we know is listed above. Our reputation is worldwide for honesty and integrity.

Sometimes our vehicles sell out of our showroom before the auction ends, therefore we reserve the right to close our auctions early.
Contact: (760) 758-6100
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