<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032

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Lot 20
1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe

Sold for US$ 78,400 inc. premium
1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe
Chassis no. 679032

3,442cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU carburetors
160bhp at 5,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension, Rear Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Timeless Jaguar Design
*Silky Inline-6 Power
*Sharply restored exterior
*A must have for any collection


THE JAGUAR XK120

"We claimed 120 mph (for the XK 120), a speed unheard of for a production car in those days" - William Heynes, Chief Engineer, Jaguar Cars.

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. With orders rolling in, Jaguar had no choice but to rethink the XK120's method of construction. The work of Jaguar boss William Lyons himself and one of the most beautiful shapes ever to grace a motor car, the body had been conceived as a coachbuilt, aluminum paneled structure for the simple reason that Jaguar expected to sell no more than 200 XK120s in the first year! Consequently, a new all-steel paneled body was developed, retaining the fabulous looks of the coachbuilt original.

The car's heart was, of course, the fabulous XK engine. Conceived in wartime and intended for Jaguar's post-war range-topping saloon, the 3.4-liter six embodied the best of modern design, boasting twin overhead camshafts running in an aluminum 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 Jaguar tradition, there was nothing to touch it at the price.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Coming from the confines of a Washington State based collectors stable, this XK120 has been the recipient of a restoration. The body of the car shows in exceptional condition with panels that fit with neat and tidy gaps. The paint is of equally wonderful quality and the brightwork gleams in the sunlight. Mechanically, the car is well sorted, and under the hood the mechanicals within appear with no signs of major wear and tear.

The XK120 is undeniably a classic that every enthusiast should have the opportunity to experience. The powerful inline-6 is truly one of the motoring greats and will undoubtably provide its next owner with numerous thrilling miles.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this vehicle is titled under chassis no. W23708
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<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
<b>1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 679032
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