1951 Jaguar XK 120
JAGUAR XK 120 OTS 3.4, 1951
JUST 150 MILES SINCE FULL RESTORATION IN ALUMINIUM
SAGE GREEN METALLIC WITH DARK GREEN HIDE
SPECIFICATION INCLUDES:- COMPLETE BESPOKE ALUMINIUM BODYSHELL, FAST-ROAD SIGMA 3,485 CC ENGINE, 5-SPEED TREMEC GEARBOX, AERO SCREENS, BUCKET SEATS, MONZA FUEL FILLER, RESTORED CHASSIS PAINTED IN RACE GREY, ALUMINIUM PETROL TANK, ADJUSTABLE SHOCK ABSORBERS FRONT & REAR, 72-SPOKE WIRE WHEELS WITH 16” RADIAL TYRES, REAR DISCS BRAKE CONVERSION AND FRONT DISC FOSSE WAY BRAKE SYSTEM, HARVEY BAILEY ANTI-ROLL BAR, TWIN HD8 2” CARBURETTORS, UPRATED STARTER MOTOR, XK 140 RACK & PINION STEERING RACK AND COLUMN, SMALLER PERIOD SPORTS STEERING WHEEL (TO AID DRIVER ACCESS), 12 VOLT BATTERY CONVERSION, FULL XK 150 INSTRUMENT SET, TWIN PERIOD SPOT LAMPS, ALUMINIUM RADIATOR, TWIN 2” STAINLESS EXHAUST SYSTEM, BESPOKE MIKE THOMAS RE-TRIM IN HIDE WITH TONNEAU COVER, ORIGINAL JAGUAR SERVICE HANDBOOK, JDHT CERTIFICATE AND ORIGINAL BUFF LOG BOOK, ORIGINAL REGISTRATION NUMBER.
An opportunity to purchase a very special Jaguar XK120 which has been made even more desirable with fast-road upgrades and enhancements by renowned Jaguar marque specialists.
The Jaguar XK120 is a sports car which was manufactured by Jaguar between 1948 and 1954. It was Jaguar’s first sports car since the SS 100, which ceased production in 1940. The XK120 was launched in open two-seater form at the 1948 London Motor Show as a show car. The roadster caused a sensation, which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to put it into production.
The “120” in the name referred to the aluminium car’s 120 mph (193 km/h) top speed (faster with the windscreen removed), which made it the world’s fastest production car at the time of its launch. In 1949 the very first production roadster, chassis number 670003, was delivered to US film star Clark Gable. On 30 May 1949, on the empty Ostend-Jabbeke motorway in Belgium, a prototype XK120 timed by the officials of the Royal Automobile Club of Belgium achieved an average of runs in opposing directions of 132.6 mph (with the windscreen replaced by just one small aero screen), and a catalogued alternative top gear ratio. In 1952 a fixed-head coupé took numerous world records for speed and distance when it averaged 100 mph for a week.
To meet demand, and beginning with the 1950 model year, all subsequent XK120s were mass-produced with pressed-steel bodies. They retained aluminium doors, bonnet, and boot lid. This very special UK right-hand drive XK120 OTS is a real opportunity for anyone looking for a fast-road Jaguar that has been prepared to an extremely high specification.
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