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Lot 15: 1953 Jaguar XK120
22 October 2016
Melbourne, AustraliaLive Auction
1953 Jaguar XK120
VIN/Chassis No. 669042
Engine No. W92977
Jaguar's first post-war car, the XK120, was the sensation of the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show and has firmly established itself as one of the greatest sports cars of all time. From the stunning lines by Sir William Lyons to the legendary XK straight-six engine, the XK120 looked and performed like nothing else on the road.
Very few XK120s were built in right-hand drive guise, with most earmarked for export, just 192 steel-bodied examples were delivered in Australia. As values of the XK sports models have soared in recent years, XK120's have become increasingly sought after and finding an original Australian delivery example is becoming harder to find.