The XK120 was presented in 1948 at the London Motor Show by Bill Lyons for its formidable ability of reaching 120mph. Once 272 alloy bodied cars were made, Jaguar met the public's growing demand by producing steel bodyshells. Of these, only very few early cars were built using a steel body with alloy engine hood, trunk lid and doors. These also featured the early elegant chrome side light housings on the front fenders.
This early Jaguar XK120 was constructed as such on the 14th of June 1950 for the export market. In 1995 it was imported from France to the UK by Chelsea Cars and in 2001 sold to a London collector. In turn he conducted a total restoration to its original specifications and imported it in Greece. It is now part of a Jaguar collection and recently received a full maintenance service for show or regularity drive purposes.
Model: XK120 OTS
Chassis number: 670325
Body number: F1428
Engine number: W-1726-8, matching
Engine type: 3,442 cc, straight-6, DOHC, SU H6 carburetors
Cylinder head number: W-1726-8, matching
Interior: beige, leather
Soft top / side screens: black
- Jaguar Cars Limited Vehicle Information Sheet, issued Sept. 28th, 1995
- Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Production Record Trace Certificate No 8916
- UK registration V5C certificates dated 1995 (copy) and 2000 (original)
- MoT inspection certificate for 2000
- Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens Identity Card, issued July 24th, 2012
- Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens Registration, issued August 28th, 2012
- Operating, Maintenance and Service Handbook (copy) and Spare Parts catalogue (copy).
This is an incredible find, a remarkably interesting matching numbers XK120 with an early life of National Sports Car Championship entries , a car that was raced in Florida, California, taken to places.....
Tester Engineering are please to offer for sale a 1952 Jaguar XK120. Works are currently ongoing, which means this would be an ideal moment to stake your claim on this beautiful car and incorporate.....