The model that started it all for Jaguar is the iconic XK120. For the 1948 London Motorshow, William Lyons launched to the public, this exciting model which immediately revealed to be the sensation of the show. The first 240 examples of the XK120 were constructed during 1949 & 50 in aluminium over an ash frame and differ from the later steel bodied XK's in several typical more artisanally produced details. This very early Aluminium XK120 has chassis n° 660045 (following immediately 660044 which was the famous NUB120 in which Ian Appleyard won the Alpine rally in 1950) is correct in all her details and is still 100% matching numbers for chassis, engine and body. Initially registered in the UK under JWK20 the accompanying old logbook lists the successive owners until well known classic car dealer David Cottingham acquires the car in 1974. He sells JWK20 to a Belgian enthusiast who kept the Jaguar 34 years in his ownership...! In the mid seventies, 660045 is completely restored respecting all the specifications of this early aluminium XK120. In the very attractive colour combination of light metallic grey with red leather interior, this XK120 Roadster has again acquired after more than 30 years of enthusiast use a fabulously charming patina. The sort of authentic patina which stares at you and invites you to open the door, slide on the comfortable seats and drive this beauty. The combination of the glorious sound of the fantastic 3,4 liter six-cylinder, the typical mechanical Moss gearbox, the swift and powerful road sensation and the wind in your hair will make you wish to adopt this early XK asap into your family and keep her there (just as the previous owner did) for as long as you can...! This rare and very collectable aluminium XK120 comes with Belgian registration, old UK logbook, a Jaguar heritage certificate (from before this departement was properly installed) with reference to NUB120, invitation the the 50-th anniversary of Jaguar XK in 1998 and other interesting history.
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