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    Suffolk Jaguar XK120

    Suffolk Sportscars is dedicated to the production of the visually exact reproduction of the legendary Jaguar SS100, we have been in continual production of these cars for over 20 years. It is a pure and true in it's form, and is fully recognised and accepted by all the Jaguar car clubs around the world.

    Led by increasing customer demand, we are now pleased to offer as a product ionised model, the remanufactured Suffolk Jaguar XK120.

    This project starts with an original and unloved Jaguar XK120 - which can still be found in unrestored condition and make the perfect basis for this excellent new Suffolk built car.


    Suffolk Jaguar XK120 - The build process

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    Upon receipt of an order we will begin the strip down and cataloguing of the original car. Essential original items are saved such as the chassis and various original XK120 parts. The chassis is then stripped of all paint and rust and fully inspected, checked for straightness and any restorative works carried out. Also at this time, the additional bracketed required for our special in house Suffolk made parts are added.

    Once complete, the chassis goes away for powder coating in satin black.

    When the chassis returns, it is time to begin assembly, with the front suspension, disc brakes and rack and pinion steering.

    Then, the 240BHP 4.2 litre engine and all synchromesh overdrive Jaguar gearbox are fitted. At this stage the whole assembly is given a 4 wheel laser alignment and shimmed as required for the desired castor, camber and toe settings.

    Shortly after this the body will arrive with us for trial fitting. Critically, this body is not one that is made by inferior 'super forming' or made using cheap labour overseas. It is made in the UK by real artisans who have a genuine passion for the product, and is made on Suffolk's own body jig and tooling. It is not available elsewhere on the market.

    Out rear bulkhead and pedal box arrangements are such that there is over 6" extra room inside the car lengthways, and 2" vertically, allowing drivers of any size to enjoy an XK120 in comfort - this was a big shortcoming and complaint of the original car.

    After checking and shimming of the bodywork it is removed and is sent to the paint shop on our body jig to be painted in the customer's choice of colour. At Suffolk Sportscars you are not restricted to any colour palette and we can take colours from anywhere in the world. We can also assist you in commissioning your own colour scheme or taking inspiration from the world around you.

    When the painted body is returned, the fitting up of the car can begin. The bespoke pedal box using some C-type parts, and a remote servo, and hidden fluid reservoirs. The electric power steering unit and adjustable column. An alternator built into a dynamo body, remanufactured gauges, a new wiring loom and upgraded lighting all make the car safer and more reliable to use.

    Even auxiliary charging and a hidden storage compartment in the centre arm rest are standard. A hidden bluetooth audio system is also available. This is a classic car that its 100% 21st century ready, and can be used on a daily basis in today's modern world.

    Looking to the interior- 2 electrically heated and fluted leather bucket seats, styled after the original bench are handcrafted in Suffolk with cushion densities to suit you. They are adjustable on sliders and a hidden storage compartment is in the arm rest. A full tonneau cover with zip, a full hood, and side screens are included and made in mohair to match or contrast the car's colour scheme.

    Suffolk Jaguar XK120 options and equipment

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    We are pleased to be able to build a Suffolk Jaguar XK120 remanfactured in aluminium to a customer order and offer a 12 month guarantee against the specific failure of any mechanical part. We undertake to supply replacement parts on an exchange basis only.  Cars requiring labour as part of their 12 month guarantee can be returned to our works at the customer's cost, so that the repair can be carried out for free.

    Completed cars are supplied with the latest British Department of Transport Vehicle Registration Document V5C and a 12 month MOT certificate.

    Each Suffolk Jaguar XK120 retains its original 1950s historic registration as it is ostensibly an original classic car. This can simplify registration regulations in certain countries.

    We have exported completed cars to most European countries and also to the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

    Catalytic converters are not necessary but can be fitted where local regulations require.

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    Specification

    SPECIFICATION OF THE SUFFOLK JAGUAR XK120

    BODY TYPE 2 Seater Sports
    NUMBER OF DOORS 2
    DESIGNER William Lyons
    DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
    WHEELBASE 2591 102
    TRACK (front) text text
    TRACK (rear) text text
    LENGTH 4394 173
    WIDTH 1562 61.5
    HEIGHT 1334 52.5
    GROUND CLEARANCE 166 6.5
    KERB WEIGHT 1200 2640 lb
    WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION 46% F 54% R
    FUEL TANK CAPACITY 70L 15UK Gallons
    ENGINE
    ENGINE CAPACITY 4.2
    4235cc
    ENGINE MANUFACTURER Jaguar
    ENGINE XK
    ENGINE CODE
    CYLINDERS Straight 6
    BORE X STROKE 92.07 x 106mm
    3.6 x 4.17 inches
    VALVE GEAR Double overhead camshaft (DOHC), 2 valves per cylinder, 13 valves in total
    PERFORMANCE
    ACCELERATION 0-60mph 7.2s (for 250 BHP 4.2 with 3.31:1 final drive)
    ACCELERATION 0-160km/h (100mph) 19 s (for 250 BHP 4.2 with 3.31:1 final drive)
    STANDING QUARTER-MILE 15.8 s (for 250 BHP 4.2 with 3.31:1 final drive)
    MAXIMUM SPEED 145 (overdrive Top with 3.31:1 final drive)
    POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO 145-250 bhp/tonne (1000kg)
    CHASSIS
    DESIGN Jaguar XK120 original chassis, restored with upgrades as required for Suffolk equipment.
    ENGINE POSITION Front mid-engine
    ENGINE LAYOUT Longitudinal
    DRIVE WHEELS Rear wheel drive
    STEERING Jaguar rack and pinion steering (LHD or RHD)
    TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.5
    TURNING CIRCLE 13m
    FRONT SUSPENSION Jaguar dual unequal length wishbones with adjustable torsion bars and adjustable dampers
    REAR SUSPENSION Jaguar Salisbury live axle with Semi elliptical springs and adjustable telescopic dampers
    WHEEL SIZE FRONT 5j x 16" 72-spoke wire wheel or 5J x 16" steel wheel - choice of colours
    WHEEL SIZE REAR 5j x 16" 72-spoke wire wheel or 5J x 16" steel wheel - choice of colours
    TYRES FRONT Blockley high performance radial 5.5 x 16" with tubes
    TYRES REAR Blockley high performance radial 5.5 x 16" with tubes
    BRAKES F/R Hydraulic - 4 piston calipers (F) and 2 piston calipers with cable mechanical handbrake (R)
    FRONT BRAKE DIAMETER 280mm vented disc
    REAR BRAKE DIAMETER 265mm solid disc
    GEARBOX Jaguar all synchromesh 4-speed manual with overdrive - 5-speed manual and automatic optional
    TOP GEAR RATIO 1:1
    AXLE Jaguar Salisbury 4HA differential typically 3.31:1 - open or power lock.
    FINAL DRIVE RATIO 3.31:1 - other ratios available. Open or Powerlock type.
    BODYWORKS AND INTERIOR FITTINGS
    BODY FITTINGS Full aluminium bodywork to exact design of original coachwork. Optional wheel spats when steel wheels fitted. Extended cabin space without intrusion to the car’s aesthetic.

    Chromed XK120 bumperettes and radiator grille, early style side and taillight housings.

    XK120 windscreen, hood, zipped tonneau cover and side screens.

    Dipping rear view mirror and optional side mirrors

    Aluminium Le Mans flip up fuel filler cap, Spare wheel in boot, trimmed and carpeted boot space. Battery behind seats and tool storage in second hidden compartment.

    Bespoke Suffolk pedal box using C-type components and design to remain in keeping with style. Remote servo and reservoirs hidden under bonnet.

    Colour coded hood and side screens with zip through tonneau cover.
    INTERIOR FITTINGS Pair of handmade XK120 sports pattern bucket seats, with improved comfort and space, trimmed in finest fluted leather, Transmission tunnel trimmed in bound Wilton carpeting with leather gearstick and handbrake gaiters, fitted with adjustable harnesses.
    Hidden centre storage bin with charging facility and storage.
    Optional Bluetooth audio system and speakers, electric power steering and heated seats.

    Side panels, rear panels and dashboard all in leather. Large storage pockets to doors.
    Gauge pod trimmed in contrast leather and fitted with restored and uprated XK gauges - speedometer, tachometer, dual oil pressure and water temperature gauge, ammeter and fuel gauge.

    Lucas ignition key, starter button and horn button, hidden 12V accessory socket.
    Choice of steering wheels to suit.
    Suffolk umbrellas mounted to bootlid.
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    Enquiry

    Suffolk Sportscars Ltd
    PO Box 100
    Woodbridge
    Suffolk
    IP12 9BA

    VISITS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
    Sales - +44 (0) 7967 339424
    Workshop - +44 (0) 1728 745055
    Office - +44 (0) 1728 745000 (message service)
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