1954 Jaguar XK-120
A beautifully restored ‘54 Jaguar XK-120 Open Two Seater in the classic colors of British Racing Green exterior,
Suede Green interior and tan soft top.
The utterly complete and thorough restoration included:
· New front suspension rubber bushings
· New front & rear suspension rebound bumpers
· New GAZ front shocks
· New rear shock link arms
· New upper & lower ball joints
· New wheel bearings and seals
· New rear spring leather gaiters
· 4 New tires and tubes
· New chrome knockoffs
· New brake wheel cylinders (front and rear)
· New brake dual master cylinder
· New brake stop light switch
· New brake lines
· New brake hoses
Fuel system & cooling
· New fuel tank sender
· New in-tank fuel filter
· New fuel pump
· Carburetors rebuilt with Grose-Jet Valves
· Re-cored radiator
· Water pump rebuilt
· New thermo-controlled electric auxiliary cooling fan
· 6 new pistons, rings and pins (+030)
· New main and rod bearings (+010)
· New small end bushings
· New valve springs
· New tappet hold-down set (Inlet and Exhaust)
· New timing chain, guide and tensioner
· New gaskets, seals and pilot bushing
· New starter & dynamo brushes
· New clutch: (drive plate, driven plate, release bearing)
· Resurfaced flywheel
· Harmonic damper rebuilt
· Re-porcelained exhaust manifolds
· New cloth insulated wiring harnesses(as per original)
· New tri-bar headlamps
· New Lucas driving lights
· New tail lights
· New Original Specification Jaguar Interiors convertible soft top
· New OSJI interior kit
· New weather-stripping throughout
· New Bell stainless steel exhaust system
· Extensive chrome re-plating
· New 12-volt battery (easily returned to twin 6-volt units if desired)
· New Baltic birch floor boards
· New Baltic birch boot boards
· New bumpers (front & rear)
· New windscreen glass & rubber
· New screen washer unit
· lock rebuilt (it actually works)
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Auto blogWed, 05 Mar 2014 07:59:00 EST
Oh look, another super-hot wagon that won't be making its way to the US. Awesome.
Actually, in all honesty, it really is awesome. Meet the Jaguar XFR-S Sportbrake, a red-hot (or blue-hot?) version of the rakish XF wagon that originally bowed at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2012. The formula here is pretty much plug-and-play: take the 5.0-liter supercharged V8 from the XFR-S and shove it in the wagon body, and add all of the necessary visual flair fitting of a properly powerful Jag. The end result is an estate that packs 542 horsepower, 502 pound-feet of torque, and the ability to sprint to 60 miles per hour in a scant 4.6 seconds. Meow.
This Jaguar joins a growing segment of ultra-hot wagons in Europe, rounded out by offerings like the Audi RS6 Avant and the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG longroof - the latter of which you can actually buy in North America. Sounds like the sort of comparison test we'd love to facilitate. Guess we'll have to leave that to our friends at Autocar, though.
Care for a bit more proof that the Jaguar Land Rover portfolio of vehicles is the best it's ever been? Well, the Indian-owned pair of brands saw a record year in 2013, while 2014 has seen a 14-percent increase in sales. The crazy thing is, though, is that figure could be even higher, provided the company had the production capacity.
JLR is running a six-month waiting list on two of its most popular models, the Range Rover Sport (above) and Range Rover. According to Mark White, the company's chief technologist for body engineering, the blame can be placed on the paint shop at the company's Solihull factory, in the UK.
"We will probably max out the paint shop before we max out the body shop. Putting the second body shop in has given us the flexibility to ebb and flow the different models that go through there and meet the capacity demands we've got," White told Automotive News. "However, you always hit a bottleneck somewhere. And the paint shop is probably going to be the next biggest obstacle."
A bit of British nobility floods the senses when piloting the 2014 Jaguar XJ. It's an emotional rush, a perception based on physical surroundings that influence the mind in much the same manner that a stein of pilsner tastes best when consumed in a German beer garden and no sand is softer than that found on a warm Caribbean beach. Jaguar has been assembling cars for nearly 100 years, and few automakers are as equally adept at capturing aristocracy and timelessness within the rich cabins of their luxury offerings.
Jaguar would have no concern if it were the only game in town, but that's far from the truth. The premium full-size luxury segment, which includes vehicles hovering just under or at the six-figure mark, is a contentious grouping that includes the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, Lexus LS, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Porsche Panamera. Each of those brings its own game to the battle, and none are easy to dismiss.
To better understand the British perspective and evaluate its latest offering on a land without royalty, I recently spent a week with a long-wheelbase, all-wheel-drive Jaguar XJ in Southern California.