1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy
Chassis #660018 was the 18th designated RHD but only the 17th produced as chassis #660010 was never finished. Upon her completion, 660018 headed straight for Dominion Motorsports in Adelaide where she was purchased by Ron Angas alongside two steel bodied roadsters. Between 1960 and 1980 the car remained in storage but was purchased in 1982 by well known collector Dean Willis who sold her on to the Clement family in 1985.
In restoring 660018, the Clements found a lot of research to suggest that the early production alloys often had one-off features but no mention of what those differences were. 660018’s unique features included the guide bracket in front of the radiator to allow the crank handle access to manually turn over the engine. The throttle linkage is also an interesting feature as it enters the engine bay via a hole in the front wing stiffening rib. Frustrated by the lack of support from Jaguar archives, The Clements set out to do their own research and amassed a comprehensive body of research on 7 more early alloy-bodied cars.
Once restored, the Clements showed 660018 at local and national concourses where the car, and their restoration efforts won multiple awards. In 1998 Norman Dewis, legendary Jag engineer, test and works driver took the opportunity to drive 660018 when she was in the Clements’ care and remarked on the quality, finish and attention to authenticity evident in the restoration work. The Clements offered the car for sale in 1999 and her current owner purchased her in 2001. Between 2009 and 2017 660019 resided in Hong Kong and upon her return to the UK she was sent to renowned marque specialists CMC to impeccable condition.
660018 is a well documented and beautifully restored XK120, presented in her original specification of Cream with Biscuit and Red interior, with matching chassis, engine and gearbox as confirmed by renowned Jaguar specialists CKL. Rare in her low numbers and unique early features, 660018 is an unparalleled example of truly classic XK120.
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