Conceived and constructed in but a few months, the XK120 debuted at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show where the stunning-looking roadster caused a sensation, the resulting demand for what was then the world’s fastest production car taking Jaguar by surprise. It was immediately obvious that the slow-to-produce alloy bodywork would have to go, and the car was swiftly re-engineered in steel. The work of Jaguar boss William Lyons himself and one of the most beautiful shapes ever to grace an automobile, the body was conceived as a coach built aluminium structure for the simple reason that Jaguar expected to sell no more than 200 XK120s in the first year!
The car’s heart was, of course, the fabulous XK engine, a 3.4-litre ‘six’ embodying the best of modern design, boasting twin overhead camshafts running in an aluminium-alloy cylinder head, seven main bearings and a maximum output of 160bhp. The XK120 set new standards of comfort, road-holding and performance for British sports cars and, in keeping with the Jaguar tradition, there was nothing to touch it at the price.
We are delighted to offer for sale this wonderful Left Hand Drive Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe. Presented in the superb original Carmine Red with matching sumptuous Black leather interior. This highly original example has been well looked after and in our opinion requires no work.
The perfect addition to any collector.
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