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This Jaguar XK120 DHC was brought into the UK from the State of Georgia and shipped via Los Angeles back in 2005. From 2005 the XK120 was subject of a major restoration with photographic record.
The Jaguar has been finished in the later Jaguar opalescent maroon with new, beige leather interior. The hood was re-trimmed in double duck with a hood cover also trimmed. The engine was rebuilt, fitted with new pistons and the crankshaft sent for re-grinding. A new timing chain, new hydraulic clutch, high torque starter and stainless steel exhaust were also fitted. The XK120 was fitted with a new MOSS four speed gearbox with overdrive and power assisted steering. The PAS conversion alone cost in the region of £5000 with the steering rack coming from Jaguar specialists M&C Wilkinson. Included in this expenditure included an alloy radiator to help house the uprated steering rack. An enhanced pedal box has also been fitted to give an extended driving position. The XK was treated to new shock absorbers all round, bottom ball joints and new leaf springs to the rear. New Jaguar servo assisted disc brake with stainless steel wheel cylinders and copper brake pipes were also fitted. The wiring loom was completely replaced and the wood dash and door cappings re-furbished. A new set of painted wires with new splines were fitted along with a new set of tyres. A new woodtrim steering wheel and Lucas spot lights were also added. The XK comes with a large comprehensive history file including invoices, photographs and owners handbook. The XK bodywork is excellent with superb panel fit. The door gaps are exceptionally good and the body is beautifully straight with a stunning paint finish.
This enhanced and upgraded XK120 is a fabulous driver as you would expect with such recent subtle modification and expense. The XK holds the road superbly and has outstanding performance with a rebuilt engine holding excellent oil pressure. The gear changes are smooth and the overdrive makes this an ideal, long distance touring XK.