1952 Jaguar XK120

Salt Lake City, Utah | Mar 3, 2018

Manual

AUCTION
Salt Lake City, Utah
RUN
#84
YEAR
1952
MAKE
Jaguar
MODEL
XK120
STYLE
2-Door Convertible
TRANSMISSION
Manual
COLOR
White

1952 Jaguar XK120 OTS 

Vehicle Identification Number 674935

Desirable open two-seater body
Comprehensive restoration completed
3442cc DOHC I-6 engine
4-speed manual transmission  

Intended as a limited edition halo model to showcase the innovative XK engine, the Jaguar XK120 captivated the crowds at the 1948 London Motor Show at Earls Court. As the fastest production sports car in the world and sold at such an affordable price, it was no wonder that customers overwhelmed the display stand with orders. Originally cloaked in an alloy skin, the series production versions featured a steel body that was more efficient to produce. One of the finest powerplants ever produced, the XK engine was a revelation, boasting dual overhead camshafts, hemispherical combustion chambers, seven main bearings, and aluminium alloy cylinder heads. With 160 bhp on tap, nothing could come close for the money. With Norman Dewis behind the wheel, an example reached 126 mph on the famous highway at Jabbeke, Belgium, which increased to 132 mph with some slight aerodynamic modifications. Produced until 1954, the first iteration of the XK series accounted for 12,078 sales, making the survivors from that run some of the most admired sports cars of all-time. Eligible for every show lawn in the world and events like the California Mille, Colorado Grand, and Copperstate 1000, this is a fantastic vehicle with which to start a feline love affair. 

The Motorcar Offered
 

This stunning XK120 OTS is a fabulous example of the first iteration of the XK series, which would spawn the legendary C-type and D-type sports racers that accounted for five overall victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Presented in an attractive Old English White over Red livery, this beautiful feline also boasts chrome wire wheels, excellent panel gaps, and correct finishes throughout. This is a fine running and well sorted automobile that can serve as the perfect companion for countless weekend getaways and shows, making it a true dual-purpose threat. 

Estimate:  $92,000-95,000