The British icon, the Jaguar XK120 came about because of the great success of Jaguar's concept study, which was on display at the 1948 British International Motor Show. At the time, the Jaguar XK120 was the fastest production car in the world, reaching speeds of 192 km/h (!). This Jaguar XK is proud to have been named after this record, "120" standing for 120mp/h or 192km/h.
Offered here is a stylish, yet sporty '50 Jaguar XK120 OTS roadster. This example wears the beautiful colour combination 'Cream'-white bodywork with 'Biscuit'-brown leather interior and a 'Sand'-brown soft top. What makes this XK120 very elegant are its now hard-to-find full disc wheels, the rear of which partially disappear behind the spats. Together with the split-window, this creates a striking appearance, a true style icon! But appearances can be deceiving, even though this Jaguar looks like it has won several competitions, the sporty aspect is certainly not lacking here either. This 1950 XK120 is one of the earliest steel-bodied XKs, which makes it very interesting for the RT drivers among us. It goes without saying that this early example is eligible for both the Mille Miglia and all other major events worldwide.
This Jaguar has undergone an older quality restoration that has left it not only in excellent technical condition but also with a beautiful patina whereby the original colour was carefully reapplied during the restoration. Under the bonnet lies the well known very good running and sounding XK engine with original SU carburettors. The original and butter-soft shifting Moss gearbox is of course also present. The car is fully matching: chassis, engine and gearbox have been inseparable since production.
Ready to hit the road!
This beautiful Jaguar XK120 is now available at Rock N' Roll Classics!