The sensational unveiling of the first XK120 at the 1948 London Motor Show was the start of an incredible era of success for the Jaguar marque with the arrival of the XK120 which was the fastest factory built car in the world at its inception, powered by Jaguars powerful new dual overhead camshaft inline 6 cylinder engine along with its voluptuous lines the XK120 drew overwhelming public approval much to the surprise of Jaguars boss and XK designer Sir William Lyons the vehicles unveiling was initially intended to be only as a show car and styling exhibit to promote Jaguars new DOHC engine with an expectation that it may produce a limited production run at best, as they say the rest is history with the XK line going on to make Jaguars reputation as an innovator in design and engineering of some of the finest and most sought after cars in the world with the XK and its C type racing variant going on to become highly successful on and off the race track.
The very first customer-delivered XK120 to the USA went to none other than Clark Gable a man known for his impeccable taste in beautiful cars and women, when asked by reporters after taking delivery which had the most voluptuous lines the XK120 or his girlfriend of the time he commented he could not choose between them but they sure look good together.
This 1953 XK120 OTS Special Equipment roadster is a stunning example of Coventry's ground breaking sports car. Imported from California to Australia in 1992 as a very solid and near drivable car this classic vehicle has been comprehensively restored to the highest standard with a complete body off chassis one hundred percent nut and bolt restoration and has only a mere 75 miles on the odometer, beautiful silver exterior highlights the fine lines and with an equally beautiful contrasting burgundy trim, a set of 16" chrome wire wheels and black wall radial tires add a further touch of class to the exterior complementing the silver livery .
The engine has been fully rebuilt, blueprinted and balanced with the head being upgraded to C type specifications and comes with all matching numbers, this car is beautiful throughout and mechanically first class and to drive it is to fully appreciate its pedigree.
Photographs of the vehicle prior to restoration and during the restoration process are available on request. email@example.com