1952 Jaguar XK 120

Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1952
  • Chassis number 
    672383
  • Lot number 
    722
  • Reference number 
    722
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.

Chassis No.
672383

Estimate:
$ 90,000 - $110,000 US

In 1952 Jaguar XK 120 (in coupe version) was the first car to ever exceed 100-mph for seven days and nights as Stirling Moss, Jack Fairman, H.L. Hadley and Leslie Johnson drove the car at the fabulous Montlhery circuit in France. They collectively broke four World Records and five International Class “C” records. During seven days and seven nights records were recorded for 10,000 kilometers at an average speed of 107.31-mph; three days at an average speed of 105.55-mph; 15,000 kilometers at a 101.95-mph average; four days at at an average of 101.17 and 10,000 miles at an average of 100.66-mph.

The same year saw Mr. Ian Appleyard in his Jaguar XK 120 Roadster become the first man to gain the Golden Coupe des Alpes, an award of the highest merit for completing three successful Annual Alpine Trials without the loss of a single demerit. Mr. Appleyard utilized his Jaguar XK 120 to great success with him winning over 40 awards in major British national and assorted international events. It is very clear that the Jaguar XK 120 was a sports car to have and came with proven racing performance.

Exquisite light blue paint and navy blue interior trim makes for a beautiful presentation of this example of a celebrated marque. The Jaguar has been restored and is powered by its inline six-cylinder DOHC engine that is paired with a four-speed manual transmission. The interior is comfortable and displays leather on the dash and seats plus Smiths instrumentation. Additional equipment includes chromed wire wheels with knock-offs, blackwall tires and dual fender-mounted rearview mirrors. The paint, interior, undercarriage and engine bay are all presented in a fashion deserving of such an automobile, and is most worthy of attention.
1952 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster