- To produce a permanent photographic and written record of my 120 OTS restoration.
- Make this available to any one interested in following the project.
- Allow some level of comment and discussion from other owners / enthusiasts.
The following pictures illustrate the condition of 1950 XK120 OTS Reg KRU600 offered for auction 15th December 2010. Three owners from new, the first being Mrs V Maitland of Bournemouth who drove it in the Exeter Trial within a few days of taking delivery towards the end of December 1950 - around 60 years to the day of my acquisition from Bolden Auctions near Sunderland. The previous owner, a Mr Crosby bought the car in May 1965 and quickly embarked on a light restoration including a respray, but first removing the boot lid, bonnet and chrome . Unfortunately the project stalled and the car was stored in a very small garage which was also home to the central heating boiler of the adjoining bungalow. This warm dry location I believe prevented any further deterioration.
I understand Mr Crosby was taken into care in 2010 and despite great efforts by relations to discover where the parts previously removed were stored, his memory had failed him.
|Looks dreadful but is actually very straight and solid.|
No obvious evidence of accident damage.
|Nice rare colour combination - Old English White with Cream / Brown trim|
Passenger seat squab missing - Anyone out there got one - same colour
and degree of patination?
|Plate agrees with Heritage Certificate. Chassis # 660295|
but engine # W2142/7 replaced with W3380/8 at some point.
|Tyres maintained pressure when re inflated - after 45 years !|
Boot Lid, Bonnet, Windscreen and bumpers missing.
|Head Light Pods were stuffed with News Paper - Sporting Life 2nd April 1966|