1953 Jaguar XK120 Factory Built Special Equipment ‘SE’ For Sale In London (LHD)
- Former 1st Class winner North America Jaguar
- Age eligible for 2019 Mille Miglia
- Factory original Special Equipment ‘SE’ with C’Type cylinder head
- Complete tool roll
- Part of a large significant collection
- Panache personified
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 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.
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