February 2017 Classic Car Auction: Early Preview – Jaguar XK120


Hello, My name is Matthew Whitney, I’m the
head of the Classic Car department here at Charterhouse Auctioneers, we’re just taking
in deliveries today for our sale which is taking place on February 12th at the Royal
Bath & West Showground at Shepton Mallet, you can catch all the cars we’ve got coming
up for sale on our website which is www.charterhouse-auction.com, and you can have a direct link there for anyone
that wants to bid live through i-bidder and the-saleroom.com. This is one of the star
lots we’ve got coming up for sale today, it’s a 1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster which is in a
very rare colour of pale green with a dark green leather interior you don’t see many
of these and they were very rare at the time, this being a 53 it’s one of the last chassis
that came off before the car became, was uprated into the XK140 from 1954. It’s got a fascinating
history, the vendor’s father has known the car from new so he was a mechanic down in
Devon and he knew the car from when it came into the garage in ’53, he eventually managed
to purchase the car in 1958 and it has been in the family ever since which it quite quite
remarkable for a car of this vintage. The vendor who is the son of the original purchaser
has come to the decision reluctantly that its got to be sold now so you’ve got a fantastic
car it’s got some upgrades on it, it’s got disk brakes on the front, it’s got a raciong
engine 3.8 litre XK engine in it as well. It’s on the button, i will start it but i
don’t think if i start it up now you won’t be able to hear me so i’ll just give it a
quick buzz at the end of the little shoot here. So this is coming up for sale on Sunday,
with an estimate of £60,000 to 65,000 we’ve had a huge amount of interest in it and we’re
expecting it to do very well. So i’ll just give it a quick flick, here the button just
to hear it going and hopefully it’ll start straight away, and there you go, straight
off the button ready to go, so up for sale this Sunday 7th of February at the Royal Bath
& West Showground, you can catch everything on our website which i’ll just give you again
which is www.charterhouse-auction.com, so thanks very much for everything, hopefully
see you on Sunday.

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