1953 Jaguar

XK120 DROPHEAD

Body Off Restoration; Numbers Matching; The 300th of RHD Dropheads Built,

$149,000

Mileage
Mileage
2,433
Vin
VIN
S677300
Stock number
Stock #
19041
Exterior
Exterior
Black

Description

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 engine. It caused such a sensation which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to put it into production. The “120” in its name referred to its 120 mph (193 km/h) top speed (faster with the windscreen removed), which made the Jaguar the world's fastest standard production car at the time of its launch. To meet demand it was necessary for the mass-production versions, beginning with the 1950 model year, to have pressed-steel bodies, but retained aluminium...

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 engine. It caused such a sensation which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to put it into production. The “120” in its name referred to its 120 mph (193 km/h) top speed (faster with the windscreen removed), which made the Jaguar the world's fastest standard production car at the time of its launch. To meet demand it was necessary for the mass-production versions, beginning with the 1950 model year, to have pressed-steel bodies, but retained aluminium doors, bonnet, and boot lid. The Drophead Coupe was introduced in 1953.

'S667300' came into the present owner's hands in 2016 when the recorded mileage stood at 2,000 (it is assumed that the odometer was 'zeroed' upon completion of the restoration). Forming part of the vendor's large private collection, the car has been mostly displayed and kept in dry, climate controlled conditions. The current mileage total is 2,433.

This sensational 1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe, presented in magnificent order is now available for immediate inspection at our North Miami Beach showroom.

Chassis S677300
Frame-off restoration completed 5 years ago
Exciting color combination
3,442cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
160bhp at 5,000rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

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Specs

Body Color
Black
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Year
1953
Make
Jaguar
Model
XK120
Miles
2,433
Center Console
No

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