Clark Gable Couldn’t Resist: 1952 Jaguar XK-120 FHC
An XK-120 is awe inspiring in any form – Roadster, Drophead or Coupe. It had the uncanny power of changing the lives of those that gazed upon it. Too poetic, we know, but true. Gable bought the 1st Roadster built. Well known designer, Robert Cumberford, said sitting in one as a youth captivated him before he had a driver’s license. Jay Leno has a similar story of a long ago encounter with a neighborhood XK. Powerful stuff. And this one, in all of its splendor, looks pretty good from afar. There isn’t much information in the listing and the seller’s description is kind of sketchy, so do your due diligence. But the photographs look good enough to warrant a phone call. Jaguar experts, feel free to weigh-in on anything apparent or suspect. Our SCM Price Guide has these at a B-Grade collectible and pricing for a perfect car at around $75,000. See it here on eBay.