1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe

Built February 1952, this Fixed Head Coupé was designated for the US market and distributed via Hoffmans Ltd. It would remain in America until the mid 1990s when it was repatriated to the UK.

In long term ownership since its return, the Coupe underwent an extensive, body off restoration in 2004/2005. Various upgrades make the Jaguar a more sporting and practical option that its standard brethren, in the style of a Nigel Dawes car. These include:

  • A fast road specification 3.4 engine that includes large, 2” SU Carbs, later, large capacity sump etc.
  • Power assisted rack and pinion steering
  • Synchromesh gearbox with Overdrive
  • Coopercraft front disc brake conversion
  • Stiffer, more compliant front shock absorbers
  • Telescopic shock absorbers on the rear
  • New chrome wire wheels with Vredestein tyres.

Similar cosmetic improvements have been made inside which include period correct bucket seats and wood rimmed steering wheel. Presented with the car is a superb history file which includes a wealth of invoices and images depicting its extensive restoration and continued maintenance.

Year: 1952
Make: Jaguar
Model: XK120
Dealer: Pendine
Pendine specialise in the sale of historic cars for road and track. Whilst focusing specifically on the immediate post-war period through to the 1970s, our experience ranges from Edwardian racers through to the supercars of the 1990s. The company is named after Pendine sands, the 7 mile stretch of beach on the south coast of Wales that was the setting for Britain claiming and retaining the land speed record in the 1920s. The record runs started with Malcom Campbell in 1924, Parry Thomas with ‘Babs’ in 1926 and finally Campbell again in the first Bluebird in 1927. In the spirit of those pioneer racers, our mission at Pendine is to become the leaders in our field, breathing fresh life into the historic car market as we go.
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