Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Tuesday 7 December 2010
It was at the 1948 London Motor Show that Jaguar virtually threw the sports car world into turmoil with its stunning XK120. Here was a car with incredible style and looks, a powerful six cylinder engine installed in an outstanding chassis and a remarkably low price - a quarter that of a V12 Ferrari with similar performance. The combination was unbeatable and without doubt the XK120 was an absolute milestone for both Jaguar and the motor industry as a whole. XK120 orders flooded in, ironic as it was designed as an interim model to publicise the XK engine for the new Mk VII saloon - Jaguar had only planned to produce around 200!
This fabulous XK120 Roadster was supplied to its first owner in Derbyshire via Leicester based agents Sanderson-Holmes Ltd, and was registered CRC 919 on November 2nd 1951. The car was in regular use by a succession of enthusiasts and in 1989 was purcha