ULTRA-RARE AND FABULOUS ALL-GREEN LIVERY
160 HP 3.4L DOHC INLINE-6 W/ DUAL S.U. CARBURETORS
4-SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX & LOCKHEED DRUM BRAKES
ONE OF 2,678 XK120 FHC MODELS BUILT 1951-54
NUT-AND-BOLT 2008 RESTORATION BY EURO CLASSICS
EXTENSIVE HISTORICAL AND RESTORATION DOCUMENTS
ACCOMPANIED BY A TOOL KIT & SPARE WHEEL/TIRE
FRESHLY DETAILED, READY TO COLLECT & ENJOY
Featuring sleek, beautifully flowing bodylines and Jaguars powerful new DOHC XK engine, the XK120 revolutionized sporting cars at its historic September 1948 London Motor Show debut. While conceived only to showcase Jaguars all-new DOHC XK inline 6-cylinder engine, fierce demand spurred production, which commenced in 1949. Named XK120 denoting its engine type and blistering factory-claimed top speed, the new Jaguars prowess was soon confirmed by test driver Ron Suttons 132-mph blast in a lightly modified example on a Belgian highway in 1949.
A huge boost to Britain's postwar Export or Die economy, the XK120 was the cornerstone of Jaguars 1950s racing dynasty and an early mount for many future driving legends including Stirling Moss and Phil Hill. Production continued into 1954, with the Roadster supplemented by the Fixed-Head Coupe in 1951 and Drophead Coupe in 1953. As few as 2,678 XK120 Fixed-Head Coupes (FHC) were produced 1951-54, with the model featuring unforgettable styling and an exquisite wood-and-leather trimmed interior.
Numbered 679864, this handsome, left-hand drive 1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe features a rare and distinctive Suede Green paint finish, complemented by luxurious Green leather upholstery and matching carpets. Excellent provenance dates to the first known owner, Jacob Snyder of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, who sold the car to Dr. Dick Dickinson of Syracuse, New York, in 1968. Dickinson later sold the car to fellow Syracuse resident George Cookson, who in turn sold it in 1974 to noted Ohio collector Rick Grant III, the most recent personal owner. Copies of its 1957 Pennsylvania and 1976 Ohio titles are included with the Jaguar. A highly detailed restoration was performed in 2008 for Mr. Grant by Euro Classics of Dayton, Ohio, with parts sourced from marque specialist firms including XKs Unlimited. Welsh Enterprises, and Original Specification Jaguar Interiors. Receipts issued by Euro Classics document the restoration, which remains very fresh, thanks to the proper care and storage the vehicle has enjoyed under Mr. Grant.
Wonderful features of this XK120 FHC include period tri-bar headlamps, correct twin driving lamps, twin chrome fender-mounted mirrors, excellent chrome, and a great-sounding twin-outlet exhaust system. The striking leather upholstery is beautifully enhanced by the rich burled Walnut dash and interior woodwork characteristic of the Fixed-Head Coupe model. Period correct body-color knock-off wire-spoke wheels and Blackwall tires complete the visual effect. Call us today to experience this compelling 1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-Head Coupe for yourself, obtain full details from us, and make this legendary Jaguar yours!