Competition Cat Purrs into H&H’s February 26th Buxton Auction

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Jaguar XK120 RoadsterAny Jaguar XK120 Roadster is a desirable car but those boasting period competition history are particularly sought after. The right-hand drive example consigned to H&H’s February 26th 2013 auction was supplied new via Henlys of London during November 1950. Migrating to Cornwall thereafter, the two-seater was campaigned by amateur racing driver and power boat helmsman David A. Kempthorne-Ley Esq in a variety of events. Jaguar XK120As well as taking class honours at the August 3rd 1959 Trengwainton Speed Hill Climb, it contested the gruelling Land’s End Trial some two years later (see photo). Extensively restored by A.B. Price between 1988 and 1995, the Jaguar has been further improved since entering the current ownership some five years ago. Upgraded with a Broadsport five-speed manual gearbox, 9.5-inch diaphragm clutch, halogen headlamps, front disc brakes and Pirelli Cintuaro radial tyres, the XK120 was also treated to a bare metal respray by Body Beautiful Cars Ltd in 2011. Beautifully presented, this charismatic competition cat carries a saleroom estimate of £60,000 - £70,000.Tags:,