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Record Creation: Entered on 17 November 2021.

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Australia, Germany, UK

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2006-04-17 05:59:50 | Peter Ingram writes:

Is this still in Australia?? Any more info

2007-09-07 02:55:24 | John Elmgreen writes:

Car went to Germany c 1970 from Australia and offered for sale in 1990s. Would like to know more. - John

2007-11-18 18:37:16 | Anonymous writes:

Car badly sold to Doc.

2008-04-15 08:10:40 | pauls writes:

Car listed at:
www.docsjags.com/sales/xks/xks_120s/120s.htm

Description:
1949 XK 120 OTS ALLOY RHD #660020; THE LAST, MATCHING NUMBERED, UNRESTORED, ALLOY RIGHT HAND DRIVE 120 ROADSTER IN EXISTANCE; ONE OF ONLY 54 RHD MODELS EVER MADE. Originally Silver with red interior, Delivered to Austrailia December 9th 1949. This Jaguar has been stored in climate conditions since 1978 by the third owner, Dr. Dunn of Germany (Munich area) until our purchase of her. She is rust free. She is currently undergoing some ash frame work and a very minimum of panel work at John Brown’s Leaping Cats, in the UK, and will be shipped from there to us in Arizona as soon as the work is completed, provided the car hasn’t been sold to another country before then. The car will be sold as a rolling chassis, ready for an easy restoration by us or the restorers of the buyer’s choice. (Doc’s Jags is very familiar with the unusual differences and nuances of these early aluminum Jaguars and has restored eight 120 alloys in past years, four within the past three years.) Everything is there with exception of three small items such as grab handle, wiper motor and top bows.

2008-12-25 18:19:45 | Lofty writes:

Interested to see A126 stamped to cyl.head.Checked mine (670051)and found A63,and also AG14in a circle on other side of Core Plug C2157.I have no idea of the meaning.

2011-05-11 05:03:07 | Porky writes:

Does any expert out there know if these chassis numbers look genuine or is that a re - stamp ?

2011-05-11 11:07:58 | terry mcgrath writes:

quite clearly not an original stamping and in fact a car of this number may not have even had the chassis number stamped in this location.
Given you have been able to take this pic I would love to see others you have taken.
Where is the car currently located?
terry

2014-04-18 14:11:29 | MKVII crazy writes:

still in Arizona and currently restored as a copy of Ralph Lauren's alloy car. BRG, louvered bonnet etc....

2014-04-19 01:00:40 | terry mcgrath writes:

MKVII crazy thanks for the update are you able to email me who the current owner is.
terry
tmcgrath@bigpond.com

2016-01-25 17:16:50 | Anonymous writes:

think that the current owner's name is Mr. Langston.

2017-01-07 10:30:13 | mike may writes:

Seen for sale in FL. Jan. 2017, www.waltgracevintage.com/
Nice period mods., Still no ID pictures. Doc involved???

2017-01-07 14:10:59 | Jeremy B writes:

I trust the restoration has been more accurate (six-speed "trasmission" aside) than the advert for this "Jagaur", with its almost incomprehensible last sentence. Shoddy stuff.

Surely the obviously high standard of workmanship deserves to be matched with a better quality of written description?

2018-02-10 07:39:42 | Lofty writes:

Registered somewhere as HTW 955 ??

2018-02-10 15:20:29 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:
classiccars.com/listings/view/1064604/1949-jaguar-xk120-for-sale-in-wynwood-flor ...

Sellers description:
1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster160bhp, 3,442 cc DOHC inline 6-cylinder, alloy body, fastest production car of its time.This beautifully restored early right-hand drive alloy XK120 is striking in appearance as well as smoothness and responsiveness while driving. Number 20 of 242 alloy roadsters, it is ?nished in dark green exterior paint and tan leather interior. The influence of Art Deco is apparent in the body design and is complemented by era correct racing seats and sports windshields. The tool kit and spare are complete. With a comprehensive restoration completed in 2014, this matching numbers car is ready to be enjoyed and, if desired, taken to vintage sporting events worldwide and highly competitive concourses.

Price:$490,000
Location:Wynwood , Florida
Year:1949 Jaguar XK120
Exterior Color:GREEN
Interior Color:BEIGE
Transmission:Manual
Odometer:68000
VIN:E660020

2018-02-10 20:31:19 | Mike May writes:

Interesting that the 3 metalwork photos probably taken at Leaping Cats are not of this car.
Still no chassis plate or stamped numbers photos for a almost half a mil. car.

2019-03-10 06:04:25 | James Talbot writes:

I like this car. However my concerns are:

  1. is this the original chassis? The chassis number looks to have been welded onto the frames separately.
  2. Doc is a well known scoundrel. What did he do with the car which claims to have been both restored in Texas and the U.K.
  3. . does it have a Jaguar heritage certificate.?
  4. where is the original chassis plate?

can anyone answer these questions? The Florida people do not seem to have an accurate response. Currently they seek 410,000$ but without foolproof identity it is not worth more than 25% of that figure as effectively it is just a recreation.

2019-03-10 08:32:05 | mike may writes:

Doc was known for taking customers cars and removing components to create phantom cars. Judging by the scant photos, it appears this may have happened to this car. Owning 2 alloy cars and 3 steel cars (2019), I am aware that there are subtle differences between the first alloy car frames and the first steel car frames. It would be prudent to hire a expert appraiser, advise him of your concerns and post detailed photos for scrutiny of this community before purchase.

2019-12-23 08:04:14 | pauls writes:

Car claimed to be 660020 now offered at (same seller as Mike mentions 1/17):

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/jaguar/xk-120/2069819.html#&gid= ...

Seller's description:

Location: Miami, Florida, 33127

Mileage: 68,155

Transmission: Manual

Condition: Excellent

Exterior: British Racing Green

Interior: Beige Leather

This beautifully restored, right-hand drive XK120 Alloy Roadster is arguably one of the most iconic shapes of the era. One of only 212 alloy cars built, she has been finished in British Racing Green over a beige leather interior.

Known as the fastest car in the world in 1949, Jaguar's XK120 Alloy Roadsters have an interesting rumor attached to them. Upon their release, it is said that British parliament ruled the cars too fast for U.K. roads and quietly requested that the majority of the cars be exported to overseas clients. This resulted in a production of only 58 Right Hand Drive units. Completed in 2014, Chassis #20 is a matching numbers example that is world rally eligible and surely a valid candidate for any show/concourse.

Price: $395,000

Seller Info: Walt Grace Vintage

2450 NW 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33127

2019-12-23 15:18:37 | Jeremy B writes:

The 'interesting rumor' is, excuse me, nonsense.

Manufacturers at that time were forced by the government to "Export or Die", in order to bring in foreign currency to a country which was financially crippled by the war.

2019-12-25 16:20:30 | terry mcgrath writes:

I believe that in regard to this ex Doc's car that this is still the original chassis even though chassis number restamped many XK's have had chassis numbers restamped due to poor readability of original stamping

The body shell was in good condition and certainly Leaping cats UK rebuilt/repaired it ie new door and boot lid timber

A Heritage certificate means nothing to the heritage or originality of a car.

The original ID plate was on the car part way through resto and probably does survive but its that other age old problem whee restorers don't try to restore ID plates and think a new one makes everything look nice.

terry


is this the original chassis? The chassis number looks to have been welded onto the frames separately.

Doc is a well known scoundrel. What did he do with the car which claims to have been both restored in Texas and the U.K.

. does it have a Jaguar heritage certificate.?

where is the original chassis plate?

2020-06-06 09:36:07 | pauls writes:

Direct URL to above seller:

waltgracevintage.com/collections/jaguar/products/1949-jaguar-xk120-alloy

Nice photos but quite shy about images of the numbers.

2021-11-16 06:04:10 | John writes:

Listed for sale on Bring a Trailer. bringatrailer.com/listing/1949-jaguar-xk-120-alloy/

Ad states 'body repairs' due to 'moisture damage'. If I am reading the above thread correctly, it looks like the car was sold as a rolling chassis only?

2021-11-17 07:36:56 | pauls writes:

Description from above auction:

Lot #60142

Seller: Carsasart

Location: Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Chassis: 660020

Alloy-Bodied Roadster

Right-Hand Drive

68k Miles Shown, TMU

3.4-Liter Inline-Six

Twin SU Carburetors

Four-Speed Manual Transmission

Refurbished 2009-2016

Dark Green Paint

Tan Upholstery

Painted Wire Wheels

Front Disc Brakes

Louvered Hood

Brooklands Windscreens

Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate

Refurbishment Photos

Private Party Or Dealer: Private Party

This 1949 Jaguar XK120 is one of 240 aluminum-bodied roadsters built between 1948 and 1950, approximately 57 of which were configured in right-hand drive. Chassis 660020 was manufactured on November 28, 1949 and dispatched to Australian distributor Brylaw Motors 11 days later. It is said to have been imported to Munich, Germany, in the late 1970s before spending several years stored in a basement, where it reportedly incurred moisture damage. Work following the seller’s purchase in 2009 included body repairs in the UK followed by a refurbishment in Arizona between 2014 and 2016 that involved a repaint in green, reupholstery of the interior, and rebuilds of its 3.4-liter DOHC inline-six and rear differential. Additional equipment includes a four-speed manual transmission, twin SU carburetors, and a Marston radiator as well as modifications such as Brooklands windscreens, hood louvers, front disc brakes, an electric cooling fan and fuel pump, and painted wire wheels. This alloy-bodied XK120 is offered with a Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, refurbishment photos, and a clean Florida title in the seller’s name.

The XK120 was introduced in 1948 with handmade alloy bodywork, but was switched to steel panels in 1950 to facilitate wider-scale production in response to public interest. The body and ash wood framework on this example are said to have been repaired by Leaping Cats Ltd. in Bulkington, England, in 2009 before being sent to the US. Further refurbishment work was carried out by Doc’s Jags and Vintage Motor Cars, both of Arizona. The body panels were stripped to bare metal and louvers were added to the hood before a repaint in green in lieu of the original silver.

Additional equipment includes twin Brooklands windscreens, a rearview mirror fairing, a leather hood strap, a Monza-style fuel filler cap, bumper-mounted driving lights, tri-bar headlights, and white #20 roundels. A black zippered tonneau cover is included in the sale. Body- colored 16” knock-off wire wheels wear Vredestein Sprint Classic tires. Disc brakes have been added up front, while drums are retained at the rear.

Bucket seats are trimmed in tan upholstery matching that on the door panels, dash, and cockpit edges. Tan carpeting covers the floors, center tunnel, and rear shelf, while black and tan coco mats have been added to the footwells. Additional features include a black four-spoke steering wheel, a chrome passenger grab handle affixed to the cowl, and tan lap belts.

Smiths instrumentation comprises a 140-mph speedometer, a reverse-sweep tachometer with an inset clock, and gauges monitoring oil pressure, coolant temperature, amperage, and fuel and oil levels. The five-digit odometer shows 68k miles, approximately 1k of which have been added by the seller. Total mileage is unknown.

The 3.4-liter XK inline-six was rebuilt in Arizona and features twin SU carburetors as well as polished covers for its dual overhead camshafts. The Marston radiator was fitted with an electric cooling fan, and a Holley electric fuel pump was added. Service in 2021 included a carburetor adjustment, a tune-up, and an oil change. Engine number W1087-7 is stamped on the block.

Power is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual gearbox and a rebuilt differential. The suspension was refinished during the 2010s refurbishment, and features an independent torsion bar front setup with tubular shock absorbers as well as a leaf-sprung solid rear axle with Girling lever shocks.

The Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate lists the original colors as well as build and dispatch dates, though engine, gearbox, and body numbers are not provided. The car wears a reproduction chassis tag stamped with serial number E60020, but it is titled to 660020 as reflected on the certificate.

2021-11-21 07:08:09 | mike may writes:

Since my comments on this car in 2019 I have has some of the owners of 25 or so cars lost to Doc contact me about their losses. You know who you are. One of you may have a legal claim if this car now on BaT is misrepresented. Just saying.

2021-11-21 15:45:44 | Vic Todman writes:

  1. I started scanning old photos during lockdown and came across one of an XK120, reg, ERG 516, taken near West Lulwoth, in the late 60's/ early 70's. The car is listed by DVLA, but I've not had any success tracing the current owner through the usual owners clubs, Would it be possible to post the picture here in case anyone recognises it?

Thanks & Regrds

Vic

2021-11-22 02:29:26 | Jeremy B writes:

660645

2021-11-22 13:49:54 | pauls writes:

And please do the photo at:

xk.collectordata.com/cars/detail/

2021-11-29 10:31:49 | MKVII crazy writes:

saw this car in 2011

this car was certainly "vandalized" in Doc's Ponzi scheme of cars and chassis

but the restoration work was excellent

2021-11-29 10:33:11 | MKVII crazy writes:

just to be clear...

the restoration work done later was excellent


Doc did not do anything well but steal from customers.

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