1953 JAGUAR XK120 ROADSTER
Many Jaguar XKs had changed hands several times by the late 1960s, sliding from brandnew cars sitting in plush main Jaguar dealerships to bombsite fodder at borderline banger status. This 1953 XK120 bucks that trend, having been in one family’s ownership since 1959, when the vendor’s father became its third owner – he used to work on the car as a mechanic at the garage where it had been sold previously. Having been campaigned in hill climbs and track races, the original engine was replaced by a 3.8, complete with a lightened flywheel and ported cylinder head; indeed it won the fastest car of the day award at the Wiscombe Park hill climb in 1966. Repainted in its original Suede Green (but retaining its original green hide) this is a great find.