Yes, the grill would appear to be an original 140 grill in great condition, both grill and emblem. I believe I have the correct 120 emblem, which is also in great condition, therefore I am only missing the grill… only… haha, as it it were easy or cheap to get one.
No… the car is not in great condition. Haha. Don’t let the pic fool you! It is a reasonable 1951 car that got an engine change for a high compression head engine of 1952, and through the years gained some terrible accesories, like awful wire wheels (but I already found the original steel wheels and spats) and lots of extra lights on the bumpers plus a pair of indecent Harley Davidson mirrors on the fenders. On the pic you see I had already removed everything not Jaguar. Luckily, the car has a good body, decent mechanics and asides from the mentioned items, and a few switches and one gage, was fairly complete.
I will restore it to it’s former glory, or that is the intention. I will not do a mint concours car but a great driver /ocassional show car. I believe in using the old cars and I drive one every day.
I am in the process of sourcing the missing parts, and the one that worries me most is the grill.
I still need to find:
Fender lights, chrome base
Headlights, British, Tripod type
Ammeter gage, Smiths, marked "AMPS, -30, 15, 0, 15, 30+, PATENTED"
Center pillow for bottom of seatDoor openers, cord or chain
Tools and Car Jack
Hood prop rod and fasteners.
… and surely many more bits.
Glad to know the hood may be the correct 120 unit! I will check with a friend that has a very original 120 to measure the grills and compare holes for the attachment studs.