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Saw this modified 1948 Jaguar today....

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My wife's cousin told me about this modified, 1948 Jaguar XK120?? that is in the local Mercedes/Jaguar repair shop up the street. I got some shots through the glass....nobody home. Here are some shots to share.

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Thank God they're using the same Torque Thrust wheels everyone else uses!

 

So many talented custom car guys with so little vision or imagination.

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I'd love to find an XK120 Coupe shell, everything from the firewall back, interior could be gutted. Bob 

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140 had the MG taillights, these are 120ish out of a Caddy ?. Still it could be an assembled car with an LS, 700R4, and a nine-inch. Kinda looks like disk brakes.

I always liked the torque-thrusts: has the proper number of spokes.

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46 minutes ago, 1937hd45 said:

I'd love to find an XK120 Coupe shell, everything from the firewall back, interior could be gutted. Bob 

If I were a rich man....I would get this local car....

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My wife has always wanted one of those XK 140's.   Now she has one. (At least 1/8 pf one)  A Lucky find at the local Junk yard.2838081_AprilEbayStuff029.thumb.jpg.16b6f8e5b171f549473a3dad11848e19.jpg

 

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I believe your junkyard find is a later sedan rather than a 140. Still very cool.

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keiser, I've seen this car before.  Or at least this image of it. If my memory is not failing me, this Jag is parked near a vintage Packard, yes?

 

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Just now, GregLaR said:

keiser, I've seen this car before.  Or at least this image of it. If my memory is not failing me, this Jag is parked near a vintage Packard, yes?

 

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Yes, I posted photos of it before and yes, a couple miles from the Jaguar is that Packard I posted photos of sitting outside, too.

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Thank you for confirming my lucidity.

I hate those moments where I ask myself, "Did that really happen or did I dream that?" :lol:

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Early Jags are a good looking car, looking forward to working on mine again. I hope this picture is of the car being moved inside? Picture 24057.jpg

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6 hours ago, GregLaR said:

Thank you for confirming my lucidity.

I hate those moments where I ask myself, "Did that really happen or did I dream that?" :lol:

 

My memory is actually getting better as I get older. It's so good now I even remember things that never happened.

 

Don

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Note the MGA style  taillights on the 140 coupe. 120s were round. Think there was also a 140MC with a red (higher compression) head. Really dredging now but think the grey head was 7.0:1, red 8.0:1 and gold 9.0:1. Before the 150s all had dual carbs - think HD-6s, 150s and E-type had triple HD-8s.

 

Pretty sure the orange nose is from a 3.8 MkII sedan (popular car for the peelers)

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10 hours ago, Xander Wildeisen said:

Early Jags are a good looking car, looking forward to working on mine again. I hope this picture is of the car being moved inside? Picture 24057.jpg

Unfortunately, no.

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18 hours ago, Restorer32 said:

I believe your junkyard find is a later sedan rather than a 140. Still very cool.

  That's right, but don't spoil the thought for her, even though she's still waiting

  for the rest of the Jag.  A little body work, Bondo & Paint, with working lights

  wired to a motion sensor, it makes a good piece of wall art.

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