1952 Jaguar XK 120

Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1952
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    679661
  • Lot number 
    433
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Brown
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Belgian registration
Chassis # 679661

- A rare coupe
- In beautiful condition
- Refined interior finish
- In the same family for 25 years

After the Second World War, sports car enthusiasts had very limited choice. And sure enough the launch in 1948, at the London Motor Show, of the new Jaguar roadster had everyone very excited. The model moniker - XK 120 - reflected the desire of the manufacturer to aim for a top speed of 120mph (190 km/h), a speed at that point a prerogative of racing machines only. Its all-enveloping body, sensual, tapered and with a flowing line, was quite in contrast to the more conventional bodies of the era, and its six-cylinder 3.4-liter dual overhead cam engine was extremely promising.
In 1951, the manufacturer offers a coupe version, elegantly designed, with the swept up side windows and a more luxurious interior finish, which evoked the intimate atmosphere of a British club. This is one of those coupes, much rarer than the roadster that we are offering here. Purchased by the father of our collector in June 1986 through a dealer in Brussels, this car has since remained in the same family. In a metallic blue tint, with beautiful leather upholstery that is in lightly patinated Cognac (with a few seams needing attention in the driver's seat), it has a beautiful fully varnished wood dashboard, specific to the coupe version, equipped with a Blaupunkt radio. This car has received regular maintenance at Meunier Sport Service, among the newest replacement work in 2011, the Lucas dynamo and regulator were replaced. The counter shows 71,708km, which would correspond to the state of origin, given the condition of the car. It represents a great opportunity to acquire a XK 120 in a less common version than the roadster, whose elegance, interior ambience and performance will not fail to seduce the car's new user.