Lot Number
176
language

1952 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster

Sold For $84,000

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 18 - 19 JANUARY 2018


Chassis No.
Engine No.
Body No.
671978
W 4545-8
F 3952
  • An iconic early XK 120
  • Beautiful restoration in wonderful period colors
  • Ideal for showing and driving enjoyment

Upon its unveiling at Earls Court in 1948, Jaguar’s XK 120 took the world by storm. It was Jaguar’s first sports car since the SS 100 stopped production in 1940, and the XK 120 was at the cutting edge in terms of both design and performance. The “120” stood for the Jaguar’s top speed, making it the fastest production car in the world at its introduction. Originally intended for a limited production of just 200 units, massive demand quickly pushed the XK 120 into regular production. At the time, little did Jaguar know that the XK 120’s original 3.4-liter engine would be so successful that its basic design would remain in road-going Jaguars for nearly 40 years.

The XK 120 roadster offered here has been recently restored in this beautiful color combination, Bronze with an English Green leather interior. Dressed with the famous rear fender “spats,” as well as rear bumper guards and steel wheels, it is very attractive throughout and would be ideal for continued showing and driving enjoyment. A proper spare wheel and tire, jack, and full set of side curtains, matching the khaki fabric top, are housed in the trunk.

This is an excellent XK 120 for the enthusiastic new owner to exercise in sunny climes this winter.


Addendum

Please note that this car’s chassis has been restamped. It appears to be originally from a right-hand-drive example per the Jaguar Heritage Trust. Please also note that the title is in transit.


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