April - August 2002

Date

Event

07/04/2002

Classic 120

Detling (Kent) Kit Car Show. Having considered building a Jaguar SS 100 replica since Christmas, in my heart of hearts I knew it was not affordable. At the show I met Malcolm Rolfe and Chris Boyer from Nostalgia Cars Limited who were showing their Classic 120, a Jaguar XK120 replica, like the SS100, based on the XJ6.  ďI fell in loveĒ and whatís more it is affordable. 

April Ė Aug 2002

Donor Cars

Monitor www.autotrader.co.uk and www.findit.co.uk to gauge market prices and availability of a suitable Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Series III. There are several around, but Iím not ready to make a decision until Iíve test driven a Classic 120.
 

03/08/2002

 Classic 120

Taunton; Arrived at Nostalgia Cars, met up with Malcolm and Chris again. Both Mary and I test-drove the Classic 120.  Had a long talk about steering rack, chassis and bodywork as well as suitable engines and donor cars.  The test drive was around Taunton country lanes, the car handled well and was very smooth no buffeting even at 80 mph quite different to driving the Westfield. Not as quick even with 205 bhp, much more sedate in keeping with the classic lines and the 50ís era of the XK120. Mary driving the car pretty well decided us to build one.
 

14/08/2002

Donor Cars

Located a Suitable 1982 XJ6 on www.findit.co.uk 

Jaguar XJ6 4.2 Series 3

Electric windows: Yes

Electric mirrors: No

Central Locking: Yes

Air Conditioning: No

Sunroof: Yes

CD player: No

Radio: Yes

Tape Player: Yes

Alloy wheels: No

Anti-lock brakes: No

Alarm: No

Full Service History: No

Body style: Saloon

Gearbox: Manual

Fuel: Petrol


1982. Grosvenor brown. Tan leather interior. 63,000 miles.
Same owner last 16 years. Good condition. £850.00

Contacted the seller to see if it was still available

 

27/08/2002

Donor Cars

Car is still available; Arranged to go and see it next Wednesday.