Year: 1952
Chassis Number: 679407
Body Number: J-1411
Engine Number: W-43178

About the XK120

The Jaguar XK-120 was manufactured by Jaguar between 1948 and 1954. It was Jaguars first sports car since 1940. The 120 in the name referred to the aluminium cars 120 mph top speed which made it the worlds fastest production car at the time of its launch. In 1949 the first production roadster was delivered to Clark Gable. The XK-120 was ultimately available in two open versions, first as an open 2 seater, OTS for open two seater, then also as a drop head coupé DHC from 1953 and as a closed or fixed head coupé FHC from 1951. In 1950 and 1951, at a banked oval track in France, XK-120 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.

The first roadsters, hand built with aluminium bodies on ash frames mounted on modified Jaguar Mark V chassis, were constructed between late 1948 and early 1950. To meet demand, and beginning with the 1950 model year, all subsequent XK120 Jaguars were mass produced with pressed steel bodies. They retained aluminium doors, bonnet, and boot lid. The DHC and FHC versions, more luxuriously appointed than the roadsters, had wind up windows and also wood veneers on the dashboard and interior door caps. In addition to wire wheels, upgrades on the Special Equipment, or SE, version (called the M version in the United States) included increased power, stiffer suspension and a dual exhaust system. On cars fitted with optional centre lock wire wheels (available from 1951), the spats were omitted as they gave insufficient clearance for the chromed, two eared Rudge Whitworth knockoff hubs. Thank You for visiting the Website.

1952 Jaguar XK120 For Sale

Additional Restoration Upgrades Made

Concours Restoration of a 1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe is complete and the vehicle is for sale. Restoration Upgrades include a Tremack 5 Speed Transmission, Wilwood Disc Brakes Front and Rear, New Stiffer Suspension, Heavy Duty Extra Wide Aluminum Radiator, Polished Stainless Steel Headers and an All Stainless Steel dual exhaust system. The Jaguar XK120 is also fitted with a Guy Broad Pedal Box which moves the clutch and brake pedals forward and back allowing for their adjustment so taller drivers can comfortably drive the vehicle.


Car is Available For Sale

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1952 Jaguar XK120 FHC, Coupe, British Racing Green, All FHC Model Factory Upgrades
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All Aluminum Bonnet, Doors and Boot Lid. Genuine Wire Wheels
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Polished Stainless Steel Headers turn Gold from the Exhaust Heat and Match the Engine Heads Beautifully.
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Wilwood Disc Brakes Front and Rear, Stainless Steel Brake Lines
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FHC Upgrades include Biscuit Leather Interior, Wilton Wool Carpet, Original Wood Dash & Wood Door Caps. All Original Instrumentation
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Modern Tremack 5-Speed Transmission. Guy Broad Pedal Box allows the Driver to adjust the distance of the clutch and the brake pedal.
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Heavy Duty Extra Wide All Aluminum Tig Welded Radiator
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Classy Leather Wrapped Leaf Springs. All Stainless Steel Exhaust
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The Classy Rounded Hard-Top and Long Narrow Rounded Rear Window are an Icon of the Jaguar XK120 Coupe

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