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1952 Jaguar XK120 OTS

Numbers-Matching, Body-Off Restoration, Fantastic for Tour or Show!

$119,800

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XK120 Jaguars are one of the most iconic and classic British sportscars ever produced. They are fast and fun while being relatively simple to service. This one has all the right qualities: gorgeous restoration, the right colors and numbers-matching.

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a gorgeous, numbers-matching 1952 Jaguar XK120 OTS (“Open Two-Seater”). It is finished in iconic British Racing Green paint over an “Old Biscuit” colored leather interior and has undergone a total body-off restoration. This legendary Jaguar is stunning in person and looks as though it has just rolled off the assembly line in Coventry.  Perhaps as important, this is a tour ready Jaguar needing nothing to be enjoyed.

We have applied for the Jaguar/Daimler Heritage Certificate for this car and will be updating the information on earlier history once it is known. On June 8, 2003, this car was acquired by a Jaguar specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona where the aforementioned body-off restoration took place. This painstaking process of body off, nut and bolt restoration took three full years to complete.  The result is excellent.

In August of 2006, the Jaguar went on to a large classic car collection in Baberton, Ohio where it was proudly displayed until March 19, 2010, when John Tulloch acquired it. Mr. Tulloch is an avid car collector and enthusiast based in both Illinois and Arizona. He enjoyed this Jaguar on tours through Arizona, always finding it as reliable as it is gorgeous.

The British Racing Green livery on this car is in excellent condition with very few minor blemishes. In direct sunlight, it shines beautifully and has the wonderful deep luster that this color is known for. The chrome trim pieces are in wonderful condition (as to be expected after such a restoration) and highlight the details of this beautiful car. This example also comes with its black canvas convertible top and side curtains that look great and are easy to attach. There are some expected scratches on the side insert windows due to storage. The split-windshield creates a cool, period-correct look to an already sexy car and creates an undistorted, commanding view of the road ahead.

The “Old Biscuit” leather interior is in overall excellent condition.  The leather is soft and supple and is complimented with deep, soft matching carpets. The light and elegant looking interior creates a stunning contrast to the more understated exterior. The factory steering wheel comes complete with the original Jaguar logo encased in an orb that immediately demands your attention while every other touch point, such as the gear lever and hand brake, work well with excellent engagement feel.

The 3.4 liter inline-six starts right up hot or cold and idles smoothly. The bellowing, deep growl that these engines are so revered for is omnipresent and it is particularly amplified higher in the rev range. Delivering 160 hp complimented with excellent midrange torque, it is an absolute joy to drive. There is an inherent, awesome mechanical feel to this car that needs to be experienced. The four-speed transmission engages into every gear easily and faithfully, and clutch operation is exceptionally smooth and progressive. At speed, this Jaguar is stable and confident – making the 120-mph top speed claim by Jaguar themselves (hence XK120) easily believable.

This car comes with the factory Black canvas top, side curtains, and tan canvas tonneau covers as well as a custom ordered car cover. It is also complete with the factory toolkit, jack, crowbar, and spare tire. Additionally, this Jaguar will come with a large file of service receipts, an original owner’s handbook and the forthcoming Jaguar Heritage Certificate.

Hagerty currently has No. 1 values at $169,000 and No. 2 values at $145,000, with the NADA value at $169,000.  This XK120 is competitively priced to reflect its solid No. 2 condition that would be perfect for touring or showing.

For more details and information, please email, text, or call Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or sales@classicpromenade.com   This car is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.

1952 Jaguar XK120 OTS

$119,800

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1952 Jaguar XK120 OTS
1952 Jaguar XK120 OTS

$119,800

VIN 672973
BODY STYLE OTS Roadster
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 492
GEARBOX Manual
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Old Biscuit Leather
EXT COLOR British Racing Green
YEAR 1952
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS621

Jaguar XK120

Interesting Fact: The Jaguar XK120 was manufactured from 1948 to 1954 and only 12,055 were made over those six years. Assembled in various areas of the United Kingdom, the X120 was originally released as a two-seater roadster. During the first year of production, 242 XK120s featured a wood-framed, open-seater body with aluminum panels; after this…
Interesting Fact: The Jaguar XK120 was manufactured from 1948 to 1954 and only 12,055 were made over those six years. Assembled in various areas of the United Kingdom, the X120 was originally released as a two-seater roadster. During the first year of production, 242 XK120s featured a wood-framed, open-seater body with aluminum panels; after this production switched over to steel. The “120” within the name is derived from the fact that this models top speed sits at 120 miles per hour which, at the time it launched, made it the fastest production car. The Jaguar XK120, by the time production ended, offered three different builds: the standard roadster, a fixed head coupe (1951), and a drophead coupe (1953). This model has allowed Jaguar to build a legacy of comfortable and high-performing cars that handle extremely well today. Car collectors from all over the world still try to get their hands on this iconic classic!

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