Restoration - XK120 OTS 671284 - Current

2757_001XK120 roadster 671284 has been sent to Concours Sportscar Restoration from Denmark for a total restoration which will include substantial modifications to transform the car into a very fast yet practical XK. The car has a very interesting history and is as follows:

XK120 chassis 671284 was ready for delivery from Coventry 14th June 1951 and dispatched from the factory for Hoffman in New York on the 2nd of July 1951 and shortly after arrival in the US modified for racing purposes by Charles Wallace probably with some assistance from Charles Hornburg.
When the XK 120 left the factory it was painted pastel blue with light blue interior and a sand-coloured hood. It seems to have kept the body colour, pastel blue, until about 1962, where it changed to a red, "rosso corso", colour.

In 1987, the XK120 was aquired in USA by a member of the UK Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, who painted the car black and gave it a beige interior together with a black hood. In 1995 the car was purchased by the current owner who had some modifications done for rallying and racing and by now the car, essentially unrestored, is well due for restoration.

Chassis No. 671284 raced at Laguna Seca, Torrey Pines, Elkhart Lake, Sebring and Santa Clara Road Races, from which it still carries a badge saying "Contestant - Santa Clara Road Races 1954". According to Raul Ricardo Hunziker, who owned the car from 1970 to 1987, it was also raced at Daytona Beach and other racetracks on the US east coast.

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The car has been fitted with a MKII Jaguar cylinder head, extractors, aluminum brake drums, sandcast two inch SU's, twin exhaust system and oil cooler.

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