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1954 Jaguar XK 120

Roadster
Gooding & Co. Geared Online, October 2020
Monday, 26 October - Friday, 30 October 2020
67100.00
Sale Price
$25,000 - 40,000
Est. Range
No
Reserve
30 October 2020
Sold Date
64
Lot Number
#5+
Unrestored original
Gooding & Company
Auction House
Chassis no. 674347; engine no. F11388. Ivory. 3442-cc, 160-hp I-6, 4-speed manual. (Five) silver-painted wire wheels, JDHT certificate documented.

Evaluation: Represented as the original engine. Barn find with peeling, dull original paint and dead chrome. The interior is cracked and torn but complete. The engine compartment is remarkably original and complete but dirty and oily, as is the chassis. Rusty underbody with some rust perforation. A complete car stored many years in a not particularly benign garage. Needs everything.

Bottom line: Compared with the rust bucket Alfa 1900C Cabriolet a few lots before, this is a complete car with limited rust—potentially a straightforward restoration project or careful recommissioning to become a Preservation Class entrant. Bidding stalled at 4 minutes and $39,000, then extended and extended to this optimistic result.

by Rick Carey
2 December 2020
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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