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Jaguar XK 120 '53

€ 75.000
Jaguar XK 120 '53 (1953)

Reference ch3958
Make Jaguar
Model XK 120 '53
Type cabrio
Construction year 1953
KM 16952
Cilinder displacement 3442
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive
Price € 75.000
  • XK120, the first one to reach 120 Miles/h on the stretch of the E40 highway in Belgium not so far from where Oldtimerfarm is located now.
  • First in line of famous generation that continues till today.
  • Painstakingly body off restored by the previous private owner himself with impressive file (pictures and invoices).
  • Excellent price quality ratio, can be used as is or further improved.

The XK120 was launched in  roadster form at the 1948 London Motor Show as a testbed and show car for the new XK engine.. It caused a sensation, which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to put it into production.  The "120" in its name referred to its 120 mph (193 km/h) top speed (faster with the windscreen removed), which made the XK120 the world's fastest standard production car at the time of its launch.

It was available in two open versions, first as the roadster (designated OTS, for open two-seater, in America), then also as a drophead coupé (DHC) from 1953 – and also as a closed, or "fixed-head" coupé  (FHC) from 1951. The DHC was a more deluxe open model, with wind-up windows, and wood-veneer dashboard and interior door caps, as on the FHC.

The roadster's lightweight canvas top and detachable sidescreens stowed out of sight behind the seats, and its barchetta- style doors had no external handles; instead there was an interior pull-cord which was accessible through a flap in the sidescreens when the weather equipment was in place. The windscreen could be removed for aeroscreens to be fitted.  The drophead coupé (DHC) had a padded, lined canvas top, which folded onto the rear deck behind the seats when retracted, and roll-up windows with opening quarter lights. The flat glass two-piece windscreen was set in a steel frame that was integrated with the body and painted the same colour.

  • Specifications
  • Bodywork
  • Length : cm (in): 442 (174)
  • Width : cm (in): 159 (61.4)
  • Height : cm (in): 135 (53.2)
  • Wheelbase : cm (in) : 259 (102)
  • Weight: kg (lb) : 1320 (2913)
  • Mechanics.
  • Displacement : straight-six 3442 cc (210 cu in), front-mounted
  • Valve gear : 12
  • Fuel system : 2 SU carburettors
  • Gearbox : 4-speed manual
  • Drive wheels : rear-wheel drive
  • Maximum power : 160 bhp at 5000 rpm
  • Maximum torque : 310 Nm at 2500 rpm
  • Maximum speed : 193 /h (120 mph)

 

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