1954 Jaguar XK120 FHC – Ex Jack Sears
October 1948, the year that the Jaguar XK120 was first unveiled at the London Motor Show and would set the benchmark for the 40’s – 50’s sports car. Originally destined to house the XK4 engine which was soon discovered to be completely underpowered compared to the XK 6 cylinder 3.4L we all know and love today. Dubbed the XK120 based on it’s expected top speed of 120mph, Jaguar would go on to surprise the world again in May 1949 taking the world record of 132.6mph on the Belgian Jabbeke highway in a completely standard XK120. The XK120 could prove its worth as a formidable sports car for the road, but Jaguar would soon set their sights on competition use.
DVV200 is quite possibly one of the most desirable XK120’s available in terms of competition history and ownership. Racing legend Jack Sears would be the first owner of DVV200 and would campaign the car extensively from 1954 from Goodwood to Snetterton, proving to be a top running car in nearly every event. The car would then move to Peter and Michael Sargent before being purchased by the current owner in 2003. DVV200 would be kept in dry storage virtually unmolested and its history preserved. It wasn’t until 2018 when the current owner desired to see DVV on the track once again. The car would be brought to CKL Developments to be race prepared for the 2018 Goodwood Revival Fordwater Trophy and demonstrated in action by our own Chris Keith-Lucas.
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- Price £ 175,000