|3.4 XK120||Birch Grey|
|Fixed Head Coupe||Red|
|Left Hand Drive|
|October 1952||United States|
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Record Creation: Entered on 28 May 2013.
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Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"
Updated April 21st, 2021. Not legal proof of ownership.
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2013-05-27 12:08:28 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 6/13
2 Jun 2013 12:30 EDT Greenwich
1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe
Chassis no. 680162
Engine no. W6236-8
-Largely original and preserved condition
-Delivered new to Los Angeles, California
-Wonderful example of Jaguar's elegant Fixed Head Coupe
-Offered with Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate
Arguably one of the most iconic and admired designs in history, the XK120 Fixed Head Coupe has always been one of the most sought after Jaguar road cars of the post war era. The largely original and preserved example offered here, was built at the Jaguar Works in October, 1953, and dispatched to its first owner, Mr. R.A Wagner of Los Angeles, California later that month. It was finished in the same tasteful livery as seen on the car today - Birch Grey over a Red Connolly leather interior with matching red carpets.
We understand that in the 1970s the car passed eastward to an enthusiast in Indiana where it resided unmolested for over 30 years. Upon the owner's passing the estate sold the car to a Mr. Radey of Canada, albeit briefly as the buyer's six foot plus frame was not well-suited to the compact interior, which led to the Jag returning to the U.S. to the collection of well-respected enthusiast, J. Morgan. From Morgan the car passed into the present ownership of a well-known Florida collector.
Offered for sale purely as a result of some rationalization within this collection, this presents an opportunity to acquire a lovely time-capsule Jaguar for your consideration. It appears the Jaguar has remained in good use and storage for the past decades, as close inspection will unveil original factory finish in many areas of the car. Shod on period correct, diagonal white-wall tires and outfitted with spats and the classic disc wheels, the XK120 Fixed Head Coupe looks like the Jaguar designers had intended them to. From a fine Floridian collection, this beautiful XK120 Fixed Head Coupe would be a great contender in preservation class showings, or simply a rolling sculpture suitable for any collection really.
US$ 65,000 - 75,000
Please note this car is titled under its engine number.
2013-07-15 06:53:21 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 7/15/13
Current bid $20,099 reserve not met 7 bids 6 days left in auction.
1953 Jaguar XK120 Coupe
The majority of her life was spent with two collectors who took very good care of preserving the car and keeping it as original as possible. When the second owner passed away his collection was sold off and from there on a number of collectors have been the keepers of the torch. You can tell by the number of original clamps nuts and bolts that the car was always service by a Jaguar professional and there are no signs of rust replacement panels or bad damage. She's complete numbers matching, the head, block, transmission, rear end and body panels, which can be verified by the Jaguar heritage certificate which also verifies the color combination, original owner and origins of import.
Seller is Black Horse Garage, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
2013-08-14 07:04:32 | pauls writes:
Car returns to ebay 8/14/13
Current bid $11,211 reserve not met, 6 bids 6 days left in auction. Same seller.
Previous auction ended at $36,360 reserve not met after 12 bids.
2013-09-13 07:41:41 | pauls writes:
Car returns to ebay 9/13/13
Current bid $20,300 reserve not met, 4 bids 6 days left in auction.
Previous auction ended at $36,766 after 16 bids.
2014-04-18 07:48:30 | Reno writes:
car is now in Germany and offered for sale.
2014-06-11 09:56:51 | pauls writes:
Car now advertised at:
VIN: Chassis Number: W6236-8 Body Number: J2170 Gearbox Number: JL13212
Interior: Original Color Red
Exterior: Original Color Birch Grey
1953 Jaguar XK120 Fix Head Coupe
This particular car has been very well-maintained throughout its life.
Rest of description same as the Greenwich auction above.
2015-06-05 02:37:02 | Reinhard Puetz writes:
Now in private hands in Munich