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2005-12-22 00:01:10 | pauls writes:

Car was at auction in '04

Auction description:
Lot 1548: Jaguar XK120 Coupe
An Important Sale of Collectors' Motor Cars, Bonhams & Butterfields (13th August 2004)
Overview
The paintwork is excellent, while the brightwork, beige leather upholstery, matching carpets and interior woodwork are all in good to very good condition

Lot Details
Auction An Important Sale of Collectors' Motor Cars
Bonhams & Butterfields, Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club, Carmel, California
Type Car
Lot Number 1548
Estimate $30000-$50000
Hammer Price -
Hammer Price (inc premium) -
Year 1953
Condition rating 1
Registration number
Mileage -
Chassis number 680959
Engine number W7889

2021-08-02 13:24:27 | pauls writes:

Car to return to auction 8/21

www.mecum.com/lots/CA0821-465301/1953-jaguar-xk120-fixed-head-coupe/

Color Red

Interior Tan

VIN/Serial W78898

Estimate $125,000 - $175,000

Highlights

Twin cam 3.4L inline 6-cylinder engine

Twin SU carburetors

265 HP at 5,500 RPM

4-speed manual gearbox

Double wishbone independent front suspension with torsion bars and anti-roll bar

Live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs

4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes

This left-hand-drive coupe benefits from the on-going development program that included a Salisbury rear axle, self-adjusting front brakes and tandem braking separating front and rear systems. With its two-tone red and burgundy livery, the sinuous lines of this XK120 are further emphasised, just as they were by the same treatment on many Talbot-Lago T150s; equally, the correct steel disc wheels—rather than optional wires—are far more suited to the coupe, as they enable the fitment of rear-wheel spats to further define and elongate the flanks, just as they do on the Talbot-Lago. In addition, the XK120 coupe is very much rarer than the roadster, with a production run of just 2,678 compared with the open car’s tally of 7,612. Moreover, the XK140 coupe that followed had far heavier bumpers and an extended roofline with an enlarged cabin which most certainly compromised the lithe and feline form. Even more so than with the XK120 roadster, the fixed-head coupe is the purest and prettiest expression of the XK theme, and the one for purists and aesthetes alike.

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