Classic Jaguar XK120 Was Kept In A Barn For 50 Years

A 1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster discovered in a Wisconsin barn after half a century of hibernation is currently for sale on eBay.

Limited details about the first 19 years of the Jaguar’s life are known but the seller claims that the previous owner purchased the drop-top in 1969. At the time, it was missing its original engine and transmission and the female owner had planned to restore it.

However, that never happened and the XK120 remained in her garage for almost 50 years until a Jaguar enthusiast heard about the car and attempted to purchase it for a solid three years. The owner eventually parted ways with it and it was towed out of the garage.

The listing itself goes into extraordinary detail about the vehicle’s history and is well worth a read.

Currently, the highest bid sits at 28,000 pounds ($37,125) but that is still shy of the reserve.

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  • Mill0048

    Looks about right… now let’s rebuild it!

  • MAYBE THEY SHOULD HAVE KEPT THE GARAGE DOOR CLOSED.

    • Six Thousand Times

      Looks like you’ve got a fan club.

      • SEEMS LIKE SOMEONE SETS UP A DISQUS ACCOUNT, CUTS AND PASTES OTHER PEOPLES COMMENTS MULTIPLE TIMES THEN MOVES ON AND CREATES A NEW ACCOUNT.

        • Six Thousand Times

          That seems like a weird hobby.

          • CAN’T IMAGINE THE MOTIVATION AS THEY ARE INDISCRIMINATE. THEY SEEM TO GO INTO A COMMENT SECTION, CUT AND PASTE SEVERAL COMMENTS THEN DISAPPEAR. EVERYONE IS A TARGET.

  • Rocc E. Normyss

    Oh look… another ‘barn’ find. Yawn.

  • jack payne

    MAYBE THEY SHOULD HAVE KEPT THE GARAGE DOOR CLOSED.

  • Six Thousand Times

    The really valuable bit of this thing is the alloy body which seems in usable shape so putting ‘er back together should be very doable.

  • michael morris

    MAYBE THEY SHOULD HAVE KEPT THE GARAGE DOOR CLOSED.

  • Six_Tymes

    original owner, another idiot who holds on to cars improperly to let them rot. same as a hoarder

  • fabri99

    Gorgeous, it doesn’t deserve to be in this conditions.

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