Rebuilding the engine of our 1954 Jaguar XK120 has begun which is an exciting part of the restoration.
After dismantling the engine, it was noted that the head has severe corrosion close to and within the sealing part of the head. This means that it is not serviceable but, fortunately, we have a good replacement that could be used.
There also appear to be some vital parts missing, which will need to be replaced such as the rev counter generator and blanking plate on the opposite side, the oil pipe from heads to block, the distributor, the oil distribution block and the oil filter housing, the dipstick, the pulley that bolts onto the crank damper, and the dynamo bracket/dynamo.
The heads have been prepared and are ready to be rebuilt and the block has been rebored to +40 along with 1 new liner as the piston was seized.
After the engine and gearbox of our 1954 Jaguar XK120 were removed from the car, they were separated and strapped securely to a pallet ready to be shipped to Rushton Engineering, who will be rebuilding them.
Once they are back with us, in a little while, the classic XK120 will be able to continue making progress through its restoration journey in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop.
After the chassis of our 1954 Jaguar XK120 was repaired by our fabrication team, it moved over into the Bridge Classic Cars paintshop.
While there, classic car technician Mauro painted the chassis black.
As you can tell from the photos below, the chassis looks much improved and marks a step forward in the restoration of our classic Jaguar XK120.
Classic car technician Chris has been completing some welding repairs on our 1954 Jaguar XK120. After stripping the car, bracing it, and then removing the body, Chris has got to work on making the required repairs to the metalwork.
There’s still a long way to go before our classic XK120 looks its best but, with each repair completed, it gets a step closer to its former glory.
Various components of our 1954 Jaguar XK120 have been in the Bridge Classic Cars paint shop with classic car technician Mauro.
He has been priming the parts before painting them black ready to eventually be re-fitted to our classic Jaguar. The wheels were also in the paint booth to be primed too.
Our Jaguar XK120 will look incredible when it is fully restored and we are very excited to see its progress continue.
After being stripped, our 1954 Jaguar XK120 spent some time in the fabrication bay with technicians Monty and Chris.
While there, they braced and removed the body of our classic Jaguar from its chassis.
After being a paused project for a while, it is great to see our XK120 make good progress towards, eventually, leaving the Bridge Classic Cars workshop and getting back out on the road to be enjoyed as it should.
The strip down of our 1954 Jaguar XK120 has continued as classic car technician John has been removing and cleaning components of the car that will be reused during the restoration.
This included the instrument cluster strip with the gauges being prepared for cleaning. The torsion bars have been dot punched to mark the spline position, and these were then stripped and cleaned ready for the rebuild too.
Classic car technician John has been working on our 1954 Jaguar XK120.
After being a paused restoration project for its previous owner, it has spent some time at our secure storage facility waiting for a spot in the Bridge Classic Cars workshop. Now that the time has come for its restoration to continue with our team of skilled technicians, work can finally begin on bringing our XK120 back to life.
John has been stripping the car ready for restoration work to begin and we are very excited to see this project progress and to get this classic car back on the road.
Bridge Classic Cars have recently acquired this beautiful 1954 Jaguar XK120 for sale as a project to be restored.
This XK120 was in the process of being restored by its previous owner who could not complete the project, unfortunately. This XK120 project comes with a full V5 as well as a spare chassis and boxes of spare parts to complete the project.
The previous owner managed to get hold of a correct 3.4-litre straight-six engine for the project, but the car itself is not numbers matching. The car if bought, however, could be restored by our workshops if required.
For more information have a look on the advert on our brand new sales platform, MyClassics!
The latest arrival into The Hangar, the Bridge Classic Cars secure storage facility is this legendary 1954 Jaguar XK120.
This car was acquired by ourselves due to the owner, unfortunately, passing away and therefore the project has been left incomplete. Tom and Brian went to pick up the car, the spare chassis and the numerous spare parts which had been sourced for the car by its previous owner.
This 1954 Jaguar XK120 will soon be up for sale on the new Bridge Classic Cars MyClassics website.
Bridge Classic Cars will soon be welcoming this 1954 Jaguar XK120 to our secure storage facility, The Hangar.
This XK120 is an incomplete project with numerous spare and replacements parts in boxes, including a complete spare chassis for the car. The car, all the spares and the V5 have been acquired by us so while its future is decided it will be kept at our safe, dry storage facility.