The Jaguar XK120 was manufactured by Jaguar between 1948 and 1954 and was Jaguar's first post-war sports car, succeeding the SS 100 which ceased production in 1940. The XK120 was launched in roadster form at the 1948 London Motor Show as a test bed and show car for the new Jaguar XK six-cylinder engine. It caused a sensation, which persuaded William Lyons to put the car into production and the '120' in its name referred to the 120 mph top speed which made the XK120 the world's fastest standard production car at the time of launch. It was available as a roadster convertible or as a drophead coupé from 1953 and as a closed fixedhead coupé from 1951.
This late model Jaguar XK120 was manufactured in 1954 and repatriated into the UK in 2015. The car comes with a considerable history file from which it can be deduced that around $45,000 was spent between 2010 and 2012 on a comprehensive restoration and the car now presents in excellent condition. This work included a full repaint and re-trim as well as a large amount of mechanical refurbishment. The engine has a nice tight feel and holds excellent oil pressure and the original Moss gearbox provides smooth gear changes. The stunning Green paint finish is in really nice condition as is the leather trim and highly polished wooden dashboard. The Mohair hood is in first class order and is beautifully lined. Having thoroughly test driven this car for around 100 miles we consider that it is a real pleasure to drive and will give hours of pleasure to the next owner. XK120's are very handsome vehicles and this splendid Jaguar is a thoroughly useable example. Realistically priced for a model that is in fine condition and increasing in Value. £105,000