Does anyone have any thoughts on this recent sale of a heavily modified XK 120 on BAT?
The car sold for $170,000 which appears to be a recent record for a 120 on BAT. Only one other 120 has sold for over $120,000 on BAT since 2016. This one has a 3.8 engine, what looks like a 140 C-Type head with HD8 carbs and a five speed. It also has disc brakes, Willwood pedals, a wooden dash (it is an OTS), a wheel I don’t recognize, an aluminum radiator, tube shocks at the rear and many other custom items detailed in the invoices. The point is the modifications are less than subtle and yet the car sold at a premium of $50,000 to all other 120s sold on BAT but one. It raises the question: Is originality all that important in the present market or is this just an outlier?