Suffolk Sportscars - Suffolk XK120 Price: POA
Last Updated On: 17/06/2020
Led by increasing customer demand, Suffolk Sportcars are now pleased to offer the remanufactured Suffolk XK120. This stunning car had many successes from Daytona to Le Mans and many competition events in period. The Jaguar XK120 is often said to be the car which established Britain as a maker of great sports cars and it retains many of the elegant pre-war design features from the SS100 that precedes it. The XK120 joins Suffolk's already well-stablished SS 100 and C-Type models.
This Suffolk XK120 has been extensively re-manufactured and re-engineered to be the ultimate classic XK120 for a modern world. Modernised older classic cars like this are called ‘Restomods’ in the USA, a term that is being used here now too as the popularity of this type of project increases.
The rolling chassis is original and restored. The car has an up-rated suspension, steering and brakes, and even electric power steering. Suffolk Sportscars have made a beautiful new aluminium body for it, all hand-wheeled here in Great Britain. Their car has a 4.2 litre engine and 4-speed overdrive gearbox with all the Suffolk reliability and performance upgrades.
Inside the car, they have re-designed the interior to achieve an extra 3 inches of space behind the seats, by changing the rear bulkhead and hood assembly. The floors have been lowered by 1 inch, the front bulkheads are completely relocated and a new pedal box 4 inches forward of the original means there is over 8 inches of extra space compared to an original car.
Suffolk Sportscars have also re-designed and made a bespoke interior to the highest standards, with double stitched two-tone leather door cards (image 8), hand made heated leather bucket seats, and a centre console/armrest that conceals storage, 12v power and a cup holder.
The idea behind this commission was to incorporate as many modern features and make the finest appointed XK120, whilst still keeping the car's valuable period aesthetic. So many cars have been rebuilt in the past with inappropriate ‘catalogue’ parts, leading to a car that appears cluttered and obviously modified.