1953 Jaguar XK 120

M FHC

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1953
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

To be offered at auction WITHOUT RESERVE ,Saturday, August 14, 2010
Chassis No.
680795
Estimate:
$100,000-$120,000 US
180 hp, 3,442 cc twin overhead cam inline six-cylinder engine with four-speed manual transmission, front independent torsion bar suspension and semi-elliptic leaf springs in the rear, four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102"
- Breathtakingly restored
- Multiple awards
- Artistically and elegantly modified to reflect Jaguar's heritage
Created originally as a public relations effort to showcase Jaguar's design efforts and all-new XK engine in a difficult postwar market, the XK120 was designed to be a handcrafted exotic limited to just 200 units. However, demand was so great after its 1948 release as a roadster that it was put into regular production. A dramatic fixed head coupe arrived in 1951 to complement the roadster; 2,680 were produced, all powered by Jaguar's then-new high-performance six-cylinder twin cam motor. Numerous track and road victories attest to the XK120'