• Year: 1953
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Price: £89,500.00
  • Transmission Type: Manual
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1953 Jaguar XK120 FHC

1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe, an original, UK supplied right hand drive, finished in Burgundy with contrasting tan hide interior. This rather special motor car has been rebuilt over time incorporating various modifications and upgrades which have gone towards making it a more useable example in modern day traffic conditions. When originally purchased by the present enthusiast owner, it was in need of refurbishment and not having its original engine, the somewhat tired 3.4 engine was replaced with a fully rebuilt Solid Block 4.2 unit from a 420 saloon with a straight port cylinder head coupled with twin HD8 SU carburettors. It also has the advantage of a 5-speed gearbox from a series III XJ6 and the original 3.54 rear axle making it excellent for motorway cruising. The exhaust system is all of stainless steel including the 6 branch full flow manifolds. In addition, it is fitted with XJ6 electronic ignition and an aluminium radiator together with a high capacity Mk10 water pump for improved cooling. Further modifications include front disc brakes with Coopercraft callipers and a Guy Broad pedal box for greatly improved braking and hydraulic clutch operation, which also gives extended leg room. This car is undoubtedly not for the purist but will appeal to a driver who will instantly appreciate the upgrades. NOT expensive at £89,500