66-year-old Jaguar sports car in original condition found in barnOctober 7, 2020
Gooding & Company will auction the 1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster in original condition.
The car stood for decades in a barn near the American Cleveland and kept all the parts in their original form. The auction is scheduled for October 26-30.
There is very little information about the history of this vehicle. It was originally sold at the Hoffman Motors dealership in New York, and in the early 60s it took part in Cleveland car festivals and amateur racing races.
The car still has the original 3.4-liter inline-six. The exact performance of the engine is not reported, however, on XK120 roadsters, it developed in the range of 162 – 213 hp. British journalists managed to accelerate one of these cars to 200 km / h.
The body paint and interior upholstery are also original, as confirmed by Jaguar. The estimated price of the car was not disclosed.
Note that the XK120 is one of the most famous Jaguar sports cars. It received its own name in connection with the expected maximum speed of 120 miles per hour (193 km / h). At various times, the XK120 was piloted by famous racing drivers like Stirling Moss and Phil Hill.
In addition, it has recently become known that recycled waste will be used for the production of Jaguar and Land Rover interiors. It should be emphasized that 90% less greenhouse gases are emitted into the environment when new fabric is produced.
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