The Jaguar XK 120 is the archetypal 50s sports car. It was produced by Jaguar between 1948 and 1954 and has set a brilliant place of Jaguar as a sports car manufacturer. Two months before the London Motor Show in 1948, William Lyons decided to launch its revolutionary engine in a limited series of sports cars. Using an MkV chassis shortened, a roadster was quickly designed and produced. He was to serve as a possibility to present the XK engine. It was quite otherwise. The name chosen, XK120 super sport, so remember at once the engine name and the maximum speed assumed. This new Jaguar was a thunderclap in the automotive world with its dual camshaft engine, its elegant lines and its performances. The Jaguar XK 120 that we offer was purchased by its current owner in Rétromobile 1983 at Olympic Garage. In 1984, the mechanical filed for a complete renovation in Harper institutions. Then, in 1987 the entirety of the wiring harness has been replaced. As for the bridge, it was changed in 1989. The bills follow and we note a stainless steel exhaust system which gives it a captivating sound. The radiator and brakes will be changed in 2009 and recently the hood in 2015. The car was appraised several times during those 33 years. A workbook with all the talk since 1983 will be returned to his owner. The mechanism is well regulated and works very well. The XK has never been stopped because the owner runs slightly but steadily. The upholstery of this roadster has an exceptional patina and the combination with the black body suits him perfectly. She is eligible for numerous events.
Dimanche 20 mars 2016 à 14 h30 / 128