I’m watching you.
They say the headlights are the portals into a car’s soul. What’s this mean green machine saying to you?
Jag XK 120
Riley 1.5 Litre.
Yes, it is a Jaguar 120.
I’m tempted to suggest a Jag Mk IX because the XK series cars didn’t have the vent under the light, and the Mk 11 had the vent in a slightly different place.
You’re right. The only Jag with vents (not additional lamps) directly under the headlamps like this was the Mk. IX. The later, decontented Mk. II’s — by this time renamed “240” and “340” — also had circular vents like this, but they were placed closer to the grille.
The XK series had neither vents nor inboard foglights — and I have the T-shirts to prove it.
How about a mid-fifties Armstrong Siddeley Saphire ?
Looks like an Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire to me. The circular vent is different to that fitted to the Jag Mk IX (the vent on the Jag MK IX is the same vent as the Mk X and 420G, it has a thicker chrome vertical bar in the middle)
Vote 1 for Unc – Armstrong Siddeley star saphire is it I reckon
Looking good! More to come!
British, looks like its from the 30’s…..so its probably from the late 50’s.
MK1/2 Jaguar sedan
Belay that it aint a Jag unc Mellow could be right an Armstrong sideley could be it not enough curve to the grille bars for Jag
I’m with KiwiBryce… MK II
I’m with Uncle Mellow, one reason is i think the xk120 grill “reclines” more .
Missed the chrome strip on the fender line… not Jag.
Hmm upright trad grille; foglamps; horn grilles. Yes it could be any number of decline & fall Brits from any time between ’45 and ’70 but I vote with Unc for an Armstrong Siddeley Star Sapphire.
Jag Mark 8
Haha, my first thought too!
Didnt even think of that and I saw one of their Subaru butcherings last week
Armstrong Siddeley for me too, I can’t think of an appropriate Jag with a horn grille below the headlight
If you peer into these headlights long enough, they will whisper to you: I am English, I am your better, my lineage shall die with me but my name shall endure. I am Lord Armstrong Siddeley Star Sapphire, born in nineteen hundred and fifty nine, and I shall hunt down anyone who has the audacity of confusing me with a mere Jaguar.
I say, old chap, you might be spot on!
I’ve got a distinct Lucas Prince of Darkness feel to the lights(A gentleman has no business to be motoring after dark according to Sir Joseph Lucas).I’ll go with Armstrong Siddeley as a Jaguar would be to obvious.
I’m thinking a Jaguar Mk 1 3.4 saloon.
It’s a Mk2, or Daimler 250 V8
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