1953 Jaguar XK 120

FHC

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1953
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    S680674
  • Engine number 
    G2053-8S
  • Lot number 
    145
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Exterior brand colour 
    British Racing Green
  • Interior colour 
    Green
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Chassis number S680674
Body number J2681
Engine number G2053-8S
Gearbox number BV1DA110177
Same owner for 15 years
French title

This Jaguar XK120 was delivered new in California on January 28th, 1953 by Jaguar Hornburg Los Angeles to Mister F.C. Liebhardt Junior. It is in the hands of its passionate owner since 2004. The car has undergone a total restoration, from the chassis, body apart. The engine was rebuilt, converted to unleaded fuel, fitted with an electronic ignition and a stainless exhaust. The cabin was redone in shades of green and beige while the woodwork came from Philippe Dehaie in Paris. The green paint is close to be perfect and its wheels are new. The only sprain originally was the mounting of SPAX telescopic and adjustable shock absorbers on the rear axle - as on an XK140 - all to get a better handling while maintaining comfort. The car is in superb condition, particularly healthy, it is complete with its tools, jack, pump, but also a trunk suitcase. This Jaguar is very reliable, it does not heat and is particularly pleasant to ride! His last technical inspection does not admit any notable defect. Ready to take the road for historic rallies on the roads of France, from Picardy to Pyrenees, this Jaguar is a real sports car to the old eligible almost everywhere!