|Type:||XK 120 Roadtser|
The XK120 was launched in open two-seater or (US) roadster form at the 1948 London Motor Show as a testbed and show car for the new Jaguar XK engine.
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! XK120 roadsters averaged over 100 mph for 24 hours and over 130 mph for an hour, and in 1952 a fixed-head coupé took numerous world records for speed and distance when it averaged 100 mph for a week.
About this car
Rather original rust-free car. Was is in long ownership of one family. The 1954 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster is Silver with Tan interior 93,000 miles. Numbers matching.
Example of one of the most beautiful, wonderful to drive English Sports cars from the 1950’s. Xk 120 Roadster Starts, runs and drives, we were told brakes were done last year, numbers match id plate on car. The car has new correct dual batteries, the fuel pump is also new. Paint is old and cracked, falling off in some places. Engine lid has small crack above where support rod attaches.
While the car starts runs and drives, we would recommend carefully going over it before putting it in use, the front end will probably need ball joints maybe other things to safely be used on the road. Underside has surface rust but is extremely solid. It comes with a soft top and side curtains, also a tonneau cover.
It is rare to find a 120 Roadster like this in this condition, usually they are either totally restored, or in extremely poor condition rusted out condition, you could do some things to this car and use it for a driver, something that you will be afraid to do once you restore a car, or purchase one that has been restored, this is a solid car that starts and runs. Correct spare tire is with the car.
Comes with JDHT certificate, USA title, and all EU import taxes paid
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