- Chassis # 670672
- Engine # W-1648-8
- Finished In Original Colors Of Suede Green Over Suede Green And French Grey Top
- Restored By A JCNA Judge To Original Standards
- Extremely Early Example With Desirable Features Including Tall Pot Carbs, Studless Cam Covers, And No Side Vents
- Includes Books, Tools, Spare, Jack, Weather Gear, And Heritage Certificate
The Jaguar XK120 was first introduced to the public at the 1948 London Motor Show, not as a production vehicle but as prototype display used to showcase Jaguar’s new XK engine. The vehicle caused such a sensation that Jaguar Founder/Chairman Sir William Lyons decided to put it into production straight away. It was Jaguars first foray into sports cars since the SS100 ceased production in 1940 and it would pave the way for Jaguars success in racing and sports cars to this very day.
The first 242 production examples were finished with aluminum coachwork over a wood frame just like the prototype display vehicle, but to adhere to a faster production schedule and meet demand, they started building them with steel bodies. Power came by way of a dual overhead cam, all aluminum, 3.4L straight-six engine that produced 160bhp, quite an achievement for the time. The XK120 name was derived from the cars top speed making it the fastest production car in the world at the time.
This example, Chassis No. 670672 is only the 672nd XK120 built and as it is a very early steel-bodied example that retains all of the desirable features not found on later built cars. These early features include tall-pot carburetors, stud-less cam covers, angled exhaust, no side vents, exposed marker lights on the fenders, a shorter dash-mounted mirror, and rear spats. It was restored to extremely high standards by a JCNA Judge and was finished in late-2015. It is offered in its stunning and original color combination of Suede Green over Suede Green with a French Gray top and is a matching numbers example, as confirmed by the JDHT Certificate. Upon completion of the restoration, it was shown at multiple JCNA Concours events where it was judged in the highest level (The Champion Division) and was awarded multiple 99+ point scores. It is indeed an exceptional early XK120 and comes complete with jack, spare, air pump, full tool roll, all-weather gear, and side curtains.
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