1952 Jaguar XK 120 for sale 101237905
1952 Jaguar XK 120
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1952 Jaguar XK 120

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Paris event, 5 February 2020.
  • Offered from the Poster Car Collection
  • Retained by its original owner until 2010
  • Beautifully restored in its original colours
  • Tasteful upgrades, including front disc brakes and a five-speed manual transmission


This gorgeous XK 120 Fixed Head Coup was delivered new to the U.S. Completed by Jaguar on 7 March 1952, the car was subsequently shipped to Charles Hornburgs distributorship in Los Angeles finished in Pastel Green with a Suede Green interior. The first owner was H E Bauer, an airline pilot who kept the car until 2010. During his ownership it was parked in his garage in 1967, and there it sat until 2010.

After emerging from over five decades of single ownership, it was subjected to a full body-off restoration by John Pollock Restorations of Reseda, California. There, the car was restored in its stunning original colours and received several factory upgrades, including a five-speed gearbox, front disc brakes, a lightened flywheel, and an aluminium radiator for greater performance and drivability in modern traffic. Following the completion of the restoration, it won Best Jaguar at the Beverly Hills Concours dElegance prior to being exported to the UK in 2014.

Considered by many to be one of Jaguars most spectacular designs, this examples colour scheme showcases the XK 120s curves beautifully, and considering its modern upgrades, it would be a spectacular drivers example.



  • Provient de la Poster Car Collection
  • Reste chez son premier propritaire jusquen 2010
  • Magnifiquement restaure dans ses teintes dorigine
  • Amliorations bienvenues, telles que freins avant disque et bote manuelle 5 rapports


Ce magnifique coup Jaguar XK 120 a t livr neuf aux tats-Unis. Il est sorti des usines Jaguar le 7 mars 1952, de teinte Pastel Green avec intrieur Suede Green, puis a t envoy chez le distributeur Charles Hornburg, Los Angeles. Le premier propritaire tait H.-E. Bauer, un pilote de ligne qui a gard sa voiture jusquen 2010. Pendant cette priode, elle a t entrepose dans son garage partir de 1967 et y est reste jusquen 2010.

Aprs plus de 50 ans entre les mmes mains, elle est sortie de lombre et a fait lobjet dune restauration complte, avec mise nu de la carrosserie, chez John Pollock Restorations, de Reseda (Californie). La voiture a t remise en tat dans ses teintes dorigine et a reu plusieurs amliorations comme une bote cinq rapports, des freins avant disque, un volant-moteur allg et un radiateur en aluminium, lensemble tant destin la rendre plus performante et plus facile utiliser dans la circulation moderne. Une fois la restauration termine, elle a remport le prix de Best Jaguar au Concours dlgance de Beverly Hills, avant dtre exporte en Angleterre en 2014.

Souvent considre comme une des Jaguar les plus spectaculaires sur le plan esthtique, lXK 120 prsente des lignes qui sont magnifiquement mises an valeur par cet exemplaire qui, compte tenu de ses amliorations modernes, constituera en plus une voiture particulirement agrable utiliser.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pa20.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    679471
  • Classic Car ID
    101237905
  • Stock Number
    830787
  • Category
    Import Classics
  • Body Style
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  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
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  • Engine
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  • Drivetrain
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  • Transmission
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  • Exterior Color
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  • Custom Color
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