1949 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster

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This beautiful 1949 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster will heading to auction through RM Sotheby's during its Monterey Sale this August.


“A truly exceptional XK 120, both in regard to its history and condition…In my opinion, it is without question one of the most important Jaguar XKs still in existence.” - Phillip Porter, autor of JAGUAR History of a Classic Marque (source)


History of the Jaguar XK 120


The Jaguar XK 120 was presented at London Motor Show in 1948. As the car became the attraction of this Motor Show, the hand-built production started in 1948 with the first 242 examples with a wood framed 2 seater bodies. The XK 120 was available in 3 models :

  • Roadster (OTS),
  • Fixed Head Coupe (FHC) in 1951,
  • Drophead Coupe (DHC) in 1953.

1951 Jaguar XK 120 Coupe (old post about it)

This model was the first XK 120 imported into the US for the distributor Max Hoffman and the only one finished with this blue (Blue Sheen).






With its 3.4 liter DOHC Straight-6 engine, the Jaguar XK 120 produces 160 hp at 5,000 rpm. In November 1949, The Motor Magazine tested the car and reached a top speed of 200 kmh with an acceleration 0-100kmh in 10 seconds.


This model was fully restored in 2005 by US Jaguar specialist JK Restorations of Oswego (Illinois) in its original color, combination of Blue Sheen over a two-tone blue leather interior. Beautiful, perfect ride for the summer...


Lot Auction


Date :15-17 August 2019
Place :Monterey, US
Price :Unknown
Link :RM Sotheby's Monterey

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RM Sotheby's Monterey Sale
Lot : Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster

On Wiki :
Jaguar XK120
Max Hoffman


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Such a cool color

Perfect for summer

Nice car but I like the Coupe better, very nice, cheers mate.

Rear wheel covers spoil a little bit the desig of the roadster...

Very cool car, that's for sure... but that's way out of my league!

The Jaguar XK 120 Coupe was sold for $96,250 last year (source)...
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