Spats: ’52 Jaguar XK120 FHC
The XK120 was originally intended as a limited-production model, we call them halo cars today, for the new series of sedans powered by the same XK six-cylinder engine. Sales skyrocketed and the XK120 immediately exceeded production capacity. Jaguar replaced the alloy over ash body with an all-steel body, a change that was implemented after the first 240 cars left Jaguar’s factory. Hollywood legends fell for this starlet and Clark Gable was one of the first XK120 owners. Today’s XK120 is also a California car from new. We are told it is rust-free and recently refinished in the original black paint. the interior is done nicely although the car was originally delivered with red. It is a numbers matching so you can check that box off. The listing tells us the Jaguar hasn’t been driven since 1970. The seller isn’t clear but we assume an attempt has been made to get the Jaguar ready for the road. They refer to a new wire harness, brakes, cleaned fuel system and that should give one some comfort. Waking a long dormant Jaguar is an awesome task not for the faint of heart. One last thing – this XK120 has disc wheels with spats or as we used to call them, skirts. Click here for the listing.