1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035
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1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé
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1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé  Chassis no. 669035
1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-head Coupé
Registration no. KSG 432
Chassis no. 669035
*Landmark Jaguar sports car
*Exceptionally original, un-restored condition
*Circa 81,000 miles from new
*Comprehensive history file

 

Footnotes

  • Conceived and constructed in but a few months, the XK120 debuted at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show where the stunning-looking roadster caused a sensation, the resulting demand for what was then the world's fastest production car taking Jaguar by surprise. It was immediately obvious that the slow-to-produce alloy bodywork would have to go, and the car was swiftly re-engineered in steel. The work of Jaguar boss William Lyons himself and one of the most beautiful shapes ever to grace an automobile, the body was conceived as a coachbuilt aluminium structure for the simple reason that Jaguar expected to sell no more than 200 XK120s in the first year!

    The car's heart was, of course, the fabulous XK engine, a 3.4-litre 'six' embodying the best of modern design, boasting twin overhead camshafts running in an aluminium-alloy cylinder head, seven main bearings and a maximum output of 160bhp. The XK120 set new standards of comfort, roadholding and performance for British sports cars and, in keeping with the Jaguar tradition, there was nothing to touch it at the price.

    'KSG 432' was first registered 8th July 1953 in Rossleigh, Scotland to one John George Douglas. The car remained in Scotland until the late 1980s, staying with the Nichol family who apparently had connections with the Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar team, most of whose drivers used XK120 FHCs as their daily transport. Later, for some ten years, the XK was in the ownership of the celebrated Jaguar enthusiast, Bob Kerr, who confirms in a letter that he was the third owner having purchased the car with 51,000 miles recorded for £200! He successfully campaigned the Jaguar in Scotland in hill climbs and sprints, keeping it for some 11 years. The car still carries a pair of original Ecurie Ecosse badges, which although somewhat tired have never been removed.

    With very limited use over the years, 'KSG 432' has covered around 81,000 miles from new and comes with a comprehensive file detailing its continuous history. This car is recognised in Jaguar circles as being one of the most original examples in existence, and as a result was used as the main-feature XK120 FHC in Phillip Porter's book 'Original Jaguar XK'. Appreciating its exceptional condition, every owner has maintained the car in perfect running condition without compromising in any way its established provenance. The car comes with its original buff logbook, current V5C, and a Heritage Certificate, and has just been fully checked by XK specialists, Twyford Moors Classic Cars. A wonderful opportunity to acquire a unique and special XK120 FHC.
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