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Lot 380: 1952 JAGUAR XK120

Auto Moto D'Epoca, Coys (19 November 2005)

It was at the 1948 London Motor Show that Jaguar virtually threw the sports car world into turmoil with its stunning XK120. Here was a car with incredible style and looks, a powerful six cylinder engine installed in an outstanding chassis and a remarkably low price - a quarter that of a V12 Ferrari with similar performance. The combination was unbeatable and without doubt the XK120 was an absolute milestone for both Jaguar and the motor industry as a whole. XK120 orders flooded in, ironic as it was designed as an interim model to publicise the XK engine for the new Mk VII saloon - Jaguar had only planned to produce around 200! At the heart of the William Lyons styled roadster was that all-new 3,442cc twin overhead camshaft XK engine, producing 160bhp via twin SU carburettors - sufficient for 126mph and 0-60mph in 10.0 seconds. Coming from the home of a prominent Jaguar enthusiast and collector, this race prepapred XK120 roadster has benefitted from a number of improvements to include an engine upgrade to XK140 specification, aeroscreens and racing mirror in aerodynamic cowl. The car has recently taken part in a number of important classic car events including the 2004 Mille Miglia.Questa magnifico esemplare di Jaguar XK 120, proveniente dalla collezione di un noto appassionato della marca, la cui carrozzeria stata alleggerita e preparata per competizioni su strada ha tratto beneficio da diversi miglioramenti, incluso la sostituzione del motore con una pi potente unit dell' XK140. La vettura presentata nella livrea giallo corsa con interni blu ed equipaggiata con ruote a raggi, incluse due ruote di scorta. Ha preso parte a diverse importanti manifestazioni negli ultimi anni, tra cui l'edizione 2004 della storica corsa "Mille Miglia", per la quale rieleggibile, guidata dal famoso pilota Massimo Natili con la nota show- girl Nathalie Caldonazzo.

Lot Details
Auction Auto Moto D'Epoca
Coys, Fiera de Padova - Italy
TypeCar
Lot Number380
Estimate£68000-£72000
Outcome NOT SOLD
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Year1952
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Registration numberBSE47485
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Chassis numberV18674849
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