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Jaguar XK120 competition car. Offered here is an early RHD Roadster with an extensive period race history including five meetings at Goodwood, six at Silverstone, two at Boreham and other appearances at Snetterton and Prescott.
This particular car was manufactured in December 1950 and delivered via Henlys to Duncan T Russell, the managing director of J W Russell Ltd, an auto-electric company in Watford. Russell was an accomplished and enthusiastic competitor who began his career pre-war with a Hillman Aero Minx and was active in the Hertfordshire County Auto and Aero Club for many years, finally retiring as Chairman in 1964.
Russell began racing MNK 120 in 1951 and continued through to the end of the 1952 season during which time he competed against the top UK drivers of the period including Moss, Rolt, Parnell, Duke, Hamilton and Salvadori. He was a regular entrant in both international and national level race meetings and secured a number of podium finishes. As was common at this time he gradually uprated his car to improve performance and changed the colour from Silver to Blue for the 1952 season.
MNK 120 is unusual and special in that it suffered no significant accidents during its racing career and was never subjected to a poor restoration over the subsequent years. Consequently, it was a wonderful foundation for a total Woodham Mortimer restoration that has just been completed, and this car provides a very rare opportunity to acquire a highly original Goodwood competition car that is eligible for all major international events. The original engine block is supplied with the car but is not installed.
Silverstone 2 June Eight Clubs Race MeetingGoodwood 16 June BARC members meetingBARC Eastbourne Rally 30 June - 1 July 1st class awardSilverstone 11 August MG Car Club Race Meeting 4thGoodwood 18 August BARC Members meetingSilverstone 1 September SUNBAC Race Meeting 3rd in handicap race, 5th in XK120 race
1952 Goodwood 14 April Easter International Race Meeting 5th (behind Moss)Goodwood 17 May BARC Members meetingBoreham 21 June West Essex Car Club Race Meeting 6thSnetterton 28 June Easter Counties Motor Club Race Meeting 2ndBoreham 2 August Festival of Motor Sport, 100 Mile Sports Car Race 13thSilverstone 30 August 750 MC 6 hour relay RaceSilverstone 6 September SUNBAC Race Meeting 1stPrescott 14 Sept International Speed Hill Climb 4th fastest XK120Silverstone 20 September Peterborough Motor Club Race Meeting 2ndGoodwood 27 September International Race Meeting 12th in sports car race, DNF in handicap race (leading until last lap)
1950 Jaguar XK120 Period Competition Roadster is listed till salu on ClassicDigest in Essex by JD Classics for Ej prissatt.