l’adjonction d’une culasse « C », elle a couru et possède toujours son passeport FIA. Elle a ensuite rejoint l’Italie (dans un musée de l’automobile) avant de revenir quelques années en Angleterre d’où elle fut ramenée en France par un collectionneur et professionnel de l’automobile de collection. L’actuel propriétaire en fait alors l’acquisition il y a une dizaine d’années pendant lesquelles de nombreux travaux de maintenance ont été effectués. Elle se présente en bon état de fonctionnement et sa carrosserie revêt une peinture noire d’une belle patine. C’est un très beau coupé, plus rare que le Roadster équipé du fameux XK 3,4L et culasse C! The Jaguar XK 120 is the archetypal of 50s sports car, two-seater. It was a revolution presented at the 1948 London Motor Show. The XK 120 was created in a few weeks by William Lyons to showcase the new XK engine for the MKVII that was not ready. XK for Xperimental project, eleventh version (A, B, C ..., K) and 120 to 120 miles per hour! The XK 120 has established a brilliant place of Jaguar as a sports car manufacturer, following its XK 140 and XK 150, the confirmed and victories at Le Mans Jaguar Type C and Type
D, derived directly from the 120, put Jaguar at the top of 50s cars. In 1951, Jaguar offered a coupe (FHC = Fixed Head Coupe), which had retractable side windows instead of screens and a more luxurious interior than the roadster. The beautiful XK120 Coupe that we have the pleasure to present has a clear historic and exciting! In fact it was delivered new in May 15, 1954 at the BIC society by Delacroix in Paris, she will likely not used to deliver the tips of pens but led by Baron Bich himself. It then belonged to Philippe Renault, President co-founder of FJDC (French Jaguar Drivers Club), then it belonged to
the collection of Pierre Bardinon (Circuit of Mas du Clos). With both owners and the addition of a "C" cylinder head, she ran and still has his FIA passport. She then joined Italy (in a car museum) before returning a few years in England where it was brought to France by a collector and professional. The current owner shall then acquire there a decade during which many maintenance works was carried out. It is presented in good condition and its body is in black paint has a beautiful patina. This is a beautiful coupe, rarer than the Roadster equipped with the famous XK 3.4L and C cylinder head!
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