My name’s Josh- I’ve been a member here for a short while and have enjoyed reading the various topics. The depth of knowledge you lot have really is incredible.
I have read rather than contributed, as I haven’t actually owned a Jaguar- until now that is:
An XK120 has been a dream car of mine for many years and I’ve finally bought one!
It arrived from interstate today, coincidentally rolling into my driveway exactly 71 years since it rolled off the production line on 26 May 1950.
It is an early steel car, that was was delivered new here in Australia.
Having been restored in the 1980s, it now wears a gentle patina, and comes with maintenance records indicating it’s been cherished by the previous owner in the 40-odd years he owned it.
Whilst it won some concours prizes in the early ‘80s, there appear to be several items that are not correct for its early production date.
Never mind though- I plan on driving it regularly and enjoying it for what it is. My first proper drive will be to work on Friday.
I look forward to sharing more information with you, and I thank you in advance for tolerating the questions I may have as I get to know the car.
This is the only photo I currently have to hand- I will post more in due course.