<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8

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Lot 97
1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe

Sold for US$ 50,400 inc. premium
1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe
Chassis no. 680278
Engine no. W6463-8

3,442cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU Carburetors
160bhp at 5,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Lovely "Barn Find" condition XK120
*Numbers-matching example delivered new in British Racing Green
A great base for a concours restoration
*Timeless styling and elegance


THE JAGUAR XK120

The XK120 debuted at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show where the stunning-looking Jaguar caused a sensation, the resulting demand for what was then the world's fastest production car taking Jaguar by surprise. The work of Jaguar boss William Lyons himself and one of the most beautiful shapes ever to grace an automobile - maybe even more so in the Fixed Head Coupe form. The heart of the XK was the newly developed DOHC straight-six engine which offered much power and torque and would later become the powerplant used in both the C and D-Type sports racing cars. The XK120 remains one of the most collectible Jaguars of all time.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This XK120 Fixed-Head Coupe was completed on November 3rd, 1952, sporting British Racing Green paintwork over a tan leather interior and was destined for the US market, originally sold through Hornburg Jaguar in Los Angeles, California. Early in its life, a Motorola AM Radio was installed, and the exhaust system was customized, abandoning the single exhaust for a twin exhaust that intriguingly exits through the rear fenders. Additionally, the British Racing Green paintwork was replaced with the red hue it wears today. Later, the car sat undisturbed and forgotten for years in a storage contained before being rediscovered just recently. Today, this "barn find" Jaguar represents a wonderful base for a comprehensive restoration. The original tan interior remains, along with the original engine and many mechanical components. Importantly, this numbers-matching Coupe is largely complete, making this an excellent candidate for restoration. One can imagine this XK120 Fixed-Head Coupe being fully restored back to its original British Racing Green livery, and once again used as intended for high-speed, spirited drives and to be proudly displayed at car shows. Its Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate is included in the sale.

Footnotes

  • Please note, this vehicle is titled under the model year 1953.
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<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 680278<br />Engine no. W6463-8
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