Jaguar XK120 - PBH995
Chassis number 290 is believed to be the 47th oldest surviving XK. On this basis alone PBH995 represents a very appealing opportunity for the collector enthusiast to acquire a historically significant XK. Factor in a matching numbers engine, gearbox and body and this car becomes a rare car indeed.
Condition of the body can only be described as ‘first class’. Restored in the ‘90’s with fully documented and photographed restoration the car retains an exemplorary line and finish with a nicely patinated feel to it.
The trim is biscuit and red leather to original specification although the seats are of the C-Type bucket variety providing more leg room and lateral support than the original bench seat. The soft top and side screens are in perfect condition and presented in black mohair. The carpets and door cards are red contrasting nicely the other cabin trim.
Sitting on wire wheels and shod with Vredestein sprint tyres PBH995 fires up instantly and holds 60lb oil pressure from cold. Oil pressure sits at 40lb when hot and the car keeps its cool through a newly cored radiator and auxiliary kenlowe fan.
On the road PBH995 is a delight to drive. The steering is positive and the acceleration progressive and rapid. The exhaust note eminating from the sports stainless steel twin pipes is fruity and intoxicating. You just want to keep driving this car. It is that good. When you decide to stop the uprated front disc brakes do the job very well and instil confidence.
There is a very comprehensive history to support the car including tax discs back to 1964, Heritage Certificate, numerous MOT’s, a photographic restoration log and bills supporting this work.
- Make: JAGUAR
- Model: XK120
- Exterior Colour: OLD ENGLISH WHITE
- Interior Colour: BISCUIT AND RED LEATHER
- Reg Number: PBH995
- Type of Vehicle: OPEN TOP SPORTS (ROADSTER)
- Year of Manufacture: NOVEMBER 1950
- ENGINE NUMBER W24478
- Engine Size: 3442
- Transmission Type: MANUAL MOSS GEARBOX
- Number of Doors: 2
- BODY NUMBER F2384
- CHASSIS NUMBER 660290
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