Jaguar XK120 ‘Alloy’ LT2 3.8 Litre
This XK120 was built on 23 November, 1950 and was supplied as a right-hand drive steel-bodied road car by H. Beart & Co., Kingston-On-Thames, Surrey, finished in silver with red leather interior. The car remained in Kingston-On-Thames for many years, owned by Mrs. Stanbury from whom it was acquired by a Jaguar enthusiast from Dorset in the late 1980s.
Sir John Chisholm acquired 660343 in 2000 from Kit Constable Maxwell, who had intended to build a hillclimb and sprint car using a tuned 3.8-litre engine. Sir John wanted to create a competitive race car for the XK series and instructed marque expert Aubrey Finburgh to construct a fully removable all-alloy body in the style of the works LT2 car, using eighteen-gauge half-hard aluminium, mated to the seam-welded chassis.
The engine is a tuned 3.8-litre unit that was built and subsequently developed by marque specialists Brian Stevens. Today it is running on Triple SU carburettors and is fitted with steel conrods, forged pistons and big valves. A lightweight alternator and high torque starter are fitted, as is an aluminium radiator, up-rated water pump, hand-built exhaust manifolds and a balanced exhaust system. It should be noted that Sir John spent in excess of £230,000 building, developing and racing this car during his ownership.
The gearbox is a five-speed Getrag unit from a V-12 E-Type with a competition clutch, Tilton pedal box assembly and Jaguar Salisbury limited slip differential. The shock absorbers are custom-built, fully adjustable items and dual circuit disc brakes are fitted all around with four pot callipers at the front and XJS brakes at the rear with adjustable bias. The steering is rack and pinion, and a set of 15-inch painted wire wheels shod with new Pirelli tyres transmit power to the road.
The interior has been prepared for use on the road with leather bucket seats, full race harnesses, removable roll cage, ignition cut-off switch and a fire extinguisher. Fully UK registered and MoT exempt. A comprehensive history file is supplied containing numerous invoices from Brain Stevens and Aubrey Finburgh and a certificate from the Brighton Speed Trials in 2009, showing a quarter-mile time of 14.63 seconds at a terminal speed of 102 mph.
The current owner competed the car from 2015 in the AMOC 50's Sports Cars/XK Challenge whilst obtaining a full racing license.
Sine then the car has been garaged, covered and used occasionally on high days and holidays!
The car can be used as for great fun road trips, hill climbs, non FIA racing, or all of the above. A real head turner.
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