This 1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster is one we’ve known and serviced for many years. It’s a longtime California car that’s been with the same family since the sixties. We completely went through this car several years ago, rebuilding the engine, suspension, and braking system—making it a fantastic-driving roadster. The car has been driven and enjoyed for many years, and was ready for a cosmetic makeover so it’ll look just as good as it drives.
Prior to the present family’s ownership, this 120 had been in an accident which caused damage on the driver’s side. After the accident, the repair was done fairly well and is certainly not the worst we’ve seen, but it does need to be repaired correctly so the finished product stands the test of time. Our plan was to repair the accident damage as well as rebuild the doors and boot lid, and replace any sheet metal showing rust and corrosion.