1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 660861

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 61
1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
Registration no. RFJ 702 Chassis no. 660861

Sold for £ 54,000 (US$ 73,661) inc. premium
1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
Registration no. RFJ 702
Chassis no. 660861
Odometer reading: 16,124
MOT: Exempt



*Offered for re-commissioning
*Original right-hand drive example
* Good history file


This car, along with others from the same collection, has been standing for up to 25 years. The vendor's husband died in 1996, and his collection of cars remained mostly unused from that point until I was asked to see them with a view to their sale by auction. They were all stored over that time in a purpose-built building that was heated, and dehumidified, which the deceased gentleman had had constructed solely for the purpose of storing his cars. Having been standing for that period of time, they will require careful re-commissioning and safety checks prior to use by a new owner. However, during our inspection and photography of the vehicles we have found that all are rolling, most have operable handbrakes, and some of the clutches are also operable.

RFJ 702 is believed to have been purchased by the vendor's deceased husband in early 1990. After acquisition, he gave the car to a Jaguar specialist for a service and attention to several aspects. They repositioned the exhaust system, replaced windscreen pillars and hood toggles, made the hood fit, made and fitted side screens, and attended to a number of other items, as listed in their invoice in the history file (inspection recommended). A journal was started for the car in 1992, but only two entries were made. The car has a hood, and side screens.

The deceased owner did not use the XK as much as other cars in his collection, although he attempted to use all his cars at least once a month. However, since he passed away, the vehicle has remained unused and, as noted above, will require careful re-commissioning and safety checks prior to use by a new owner.
It should be noted that the engine number is recorded as W27997 on the V5C and on the chassis plate, but has not yet been verified on the engine itself. The number on the cylinder head is A8746-7.
Documentation includes a current V5C, the aforementioned invoice, and miscellaneous papers.
Presently on SORN.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 44 /100

    Bidders should note that the automated 100-point Seller's Assessment is provided by each Seller at the point of consignment using the guidelines below, and is not provided, assessed or verified by Bonhams MPH. Accordingly Customers (Bidders) are on notice that each vehicle is offered "as is / as seen" subject to the Conditions of Sale for the auction, and Customers (Bidders) are strongly recommended to view the Lot(s) being offered, before bidding, in order to satisfy themselves as to their condition; Bonhams MPH will not entertain disputes over Sellers' Assessments.

    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 12 /25
    Body Work: 2
    Paint: 2
    Glass: 2
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 8 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 2
    Axles: 2
    Suspension: 2
    Brakes: 2

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 9 /20
    Seats: 2
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 2
    Headlining: 2
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 4 /10
    Main components: 2
    Ancillary components: 2

    ENGINE TOTAL: 9 /20
    Starting: 2
    Running: 2
    Under Bonnet: 3
    Mechanical components: 2

    Car History File: 2
1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 660861
1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 660861
1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 660861
1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 660861
1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 660861
1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 660861
1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster  Chassis no. 660861
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

12.5% of hammer price. This applies to each lot purchased and is subject to VAT.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalog.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

App