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1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe Manual For Sale In London (LHD)
- Stunning example
- Age eligible for 2019 Mille Miglia
- Full stainless steel exhaust fitted
- Benefitted from a body off restoration
- Complete tool roll
- Previously part of a large significant collection
- A restoration that could not be duplicated for the asking price
Introduced in October 1948 at the Earls Court Motor Show in London, the Jaguar XK 120 prototype caused an instant sensation. It was initially intended as a testbed for a new engine that Jaguar chairman and design czar Sir William Lyons had planned. Public reaction to its flowing curves and styling proportions was so positive, however, that the car was quickly put into production in 1949. The XK’s “120” designation stood for its claimed top speed of 120 mph, an assertion that proved true, making it the world’s fastest production car in the world at the time. Just the sight of one at Earls Court created nothing short of fanfare. Jaguar dealerships were overwhelmed with orders, and the car proved to be just as much of a commercial success as it was an engineering triumph. From 1949 to 1954, only 2,680 fixed head coupes were produced, most equipped with left-hand drive for the American market.
This exquisite XK120 FHC was delivered new in left-hand drive form. Finished in Beautiful Jaguar Racing Green coachwork with Biscuit Connolly hide and matching carpets. Having been subjected to a body off restoration it is evident that since these works were completed this incredible example has had little use. Standing proudly and sitting on gleaming chrome spoke wire wheels with two ear spinners and fitted with matching period Dunlop Road Speed tyres.
Age eligible for the Mille Miglia 2019, these XK’S are hugely underrated and an appreciating classic with panache personified to match. Complete with tool roll, it will simply not fail to disappoint upon viewing.
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