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2017-09-13 17:42:59 | pauls writes:

Car offered at:
www.classicdriver.com/en/car/jaguar/xk-120/1954/479972

Sellers description:
1954 - JAGUAR XK 120 SE SPECIAL
Estimate: 150,000 - 180,000 €

Belgian registration papers
Chassis number: 674891
Engine: 6-cylinder in-line - 3442cc - 180bhp

Unique bodywork
Formerly in the Maeterlinck collection
The ultimate Grand Tourer

Jaguar XK 120 was born, the model name referring to its top speed of 120mph. Its lines were so pure that it became a reference in automotive design and an overnight success. The ladder-type chassis design also made it possible for some wealthy and even more demanding customers to commission a handful of rare and exclusive special-bodied versions.
The model which we are offering for sale is one such special-bodied Jaguar XK 120. Built by the factory in February 1954, as its Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirms, it should first be noted that it is fitted with an SE or 'Special Equipment' engine, developing an extra 20bhp, thanks to a special camshaft and lightened flywheel, among other changes. The original engine will be supplied with the car, but is not currently installed in it. Delivered new to Dr Murphy in the US state of Indiana, this car returned to the factory in Coventry a few years later to be rebodied in the style of the Jaguar SS 100. The work was carried out to a very high standard, with the front wings finely rendered with sharp leading edges. The unusual mahogany dashboard unique to the car is also of exceptional quality. Finished in metallic gunmetal grey, and with a very fine black leather interior, this Jaguar XK 120 Special is presented in exceptional condition. It performed moreover to our complete satisfaction on test.
With its sought-after styling and performance, the exclusive character of the Jaguar XK 120 is well established, but this special-bodied Jaguar - of which it is believed only three cars were built - represents a unique opportunity to acquire an exclusive automobile, a point not lost on the Maeterlinck collection, from which it comes to us.

2019-05-09 14:41:37 | Daniel writes:

This car was for sale at Autoworld Bruxelles auction, 16 march 2019


Description

Vente aux enchères samedi 16 mars 2019 à Autoworld - Bruxelles

Place du cinquantenaire

Exposition la veille de la vente de 10h à 19h, vendredi 15 mars

Vente le 16 à 15h

Toutes les informations sont disponibles sur le site de la maison de vente bruxelles-encheres

60 véhicules de sport et de collection à vendre aux enchères

Tél. : 06 74 28 21 56


Jaguar XK120 SE

Cabriolet One Off

1954

Titre de circulation belge

N° de châssis : 674891

Estimation : 150 000 / 170 000 €

De 1935 à 1941, Jaguar ou plutôt ( jusqu’en 1945

SS cars ltd ) a tenu une place de choix au sein des

rares constructeurs d’automobiles de sport à hautes

performances, en commercialisant 310 exemplaires

de la mythique Jaguar SS 100.

Si la puissance du moteur n’était pas extraordinaire,

l’équilibre de la voiture et sa ligne constituent un des

modèles les plus prisés de l’époque.

En 1948, l’usine de Coventry décide de mettre au

point un nouveau modèle et un nouveau moteur.

Partant du bas-moteur de la SS, les ingénieurs

travaillent sur une nouvelle culasse à double arbre

à came en tête et développent un moteur de 50 cv

plus puissant. Ainsi est née la Jaguar XK 120 dont la

dénomination commerciale reprend la vitesse atteinte

par le véhicule de 120 miles per hour.

La ligne est tellement pure qu’elle devient une

référence du design automobile et le succès est

immédiat. Le mode de construction de la voiture de

type châssis poutre permettra, en outre, quelques

rares et exclusives interprétations de carrosseries

spéciales, à l’initiative de clients fortunés plus

exigeants encore. Certaines reprenant la ligne de

l’illustre SS 100 tandis que d’autres s’inspiraient des

dessins italiens qui donnèrent naissance aux plus

belles Ferrari.

Le modèle que nous vous présentons est une Jaguar

XK 120 à carrosserie spéciale. Fabriqué par l’usine,

en février 1954, comme l’atteste le certificat Jaguar,

il s’agit tout d’abord d’un modèle équipé du moteur

SE pour « special equipment », soit un moteur rendu

plus puissant de 20 chevaux par des arbres à came

spéciaux et un volant moteur allégé, entre autres.

Nous noterons que le moteur d’origine sera livré

avec la voiture mais n’est pas celui qui est dans le

véhicule.

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