1953 Jaguar XK 120

Pebble Beach Participant

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1953
  • Mileage 
    82 500 mi / 132 771 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior brand colour 
    Biscuit
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Introduced back to the market, this highly preserved XK120 example has lived a fascinating life with ties to the Ecurie Ecosse racing team, ownership by renowned Jaguar enthusiasts Robert Kerr and most recently, a 2018 participant in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where the car was entered into the ‘Postwar Preservation’ category.

August 2018 saw this exceptional original example leave the UK for the first time as it made its way to the famed 18th fairway on the Pebble Beach costal Golf Course. Before taking to the green this perfectly preserved example took part in the Tour d'Elegance, a famed 17-mile drive of twisting coastal roads to the Carmel-by-the-Sea town, the official first day of the Concours, filling 16 blocks of the downtown, showcasing well over 175 collector cars.

With the picturesque Californian coastline as a backdrop the XK120 performed without fault, impressing the prestigious judges and stood as a true example of 1950's British Jaguar engineering, and while the XK120 did not win its class, the car still returns home a champion.

Chassis #669035 remains in remarkably original condition as a result of its enthusiast ownership. The car’s factory specified Pastel Blue paintwork has gained just minor blemishes and an unrepeatable patina, while the glass and chrome are presented in incredible condition with minimal imperfections but more importantly are all period correct.

The Biscuit interior trim has been cherished since new and has aged beautifully. Components which often succumb to age are in this vehicle preserved, such as the interior burr walnut wood dashboard and door capping’s and exterior chrome work, all of which remain in beautiful, original condition.

This 2018 Pebble Beach participant's preservation extends are far as the mechanical. Starting on the button and waking up the iconic XK engine, you'll be serenaded by the smooth 3.4ltr engine playing a classic soundtrack through its period correct exhaust system. Whether you are navigating the twisting Kentish lanes or cruising the California coastline, this matching numbers XK120 performs seamlessly through a precise original 4-speed Moss gearbox.

If you are interested in taking up this rare opportunity to own a highly preserved, Pebble Beach participant and an all-around incredible example or would like to find out more about our XK120, then please inquire by phone or email. We are more than happy to welcome any serious buyers to our premises to view the car in its current state.