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2014 Nostalgia XK120 Evocation

Lot 16 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 26th July 2017)

Estimate
£34,000 - £38,000
 

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Lot details
Registration No: VSU 120
Chassis No: BCBBAJNCC0058XK42
Mot Expiry: July 2018

- This smart looking example is finished in light blue matched to a dark blue interior

- Completed in 2013 and subsequently IVA tested and registered in 2014

- Offered with history file comprising of a collection of invoices, build manual, V5C and a current MOT certificate

The stunning-looking XK120 Roadster caused a sensation when launched at the 1948 London Motorshow. Capable of 120mph, it immediately assumed the mantle of the world's fastest production car. The Fixed Head Coupe followed in 1951 followed by the Drophead Coupe in 1953. The key to the newcomer's sensational performance was its all-new, alloy-headed DOHC 3.4-litre, straight-six engine; the basic design of which successfully powered a range of Jaguars until the late '80s. The suspension was independent by wishbones and torsion bars at the front and by live axle on semi-elliptic leaf springs at the rear. Steering was by recirculating ball and braking courtesy of Lockheed hydraulic drums all round.

The ever-rising prices of original XK120s have inevitably swelled the market for copies, and this immaculate right-hand drive example is a Roadster evocation manufactured by the respected Nostalgia concern of Taunton, Somerset. This smart looking example is finished in light blue matched to a dark blue interior. It's understood the donor vehicle was a 1977 Jaguar XJ6 Series Two 4.2 litre and 'VSU 120' was completed in 2013 and subsequently IVA tested and registered in 2014. Offered with history file comprising of a collection of invoices, build manual, V5C and a current MOT certificate, the vendor currently grades the car as having "excellent" bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, engine and manual gearbox. A rare opportunity.

 

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