66-year-old Jaguar straight out of the barn

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66-year-old Jaguar straight out of the barn

At the upcoming auction Gooding & Company will put up a Roadster Jaguar XK120 1954 production year in the original condition.

The car has stood for decades in a shed near the American city of Cleveland and has kept all the spare parts in the factory form. The auction is scheduled for October 26-30.

There is very little information about the history of this car. It was initially sold at the Hoffman Motors dealership in new York, and in the early 60s, it took part in the Cleveland auto 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, but on roadsters HK120 it developed within 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 for the car is not disclosed.

Note that the XK120 is one of the most famous sports cars of Jaguar. It got its own name in connection with the expected maximum speed of 120 mph (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 for the manufacture of interiors, Jaguar and Land Rover will use recycled garbage. It should be emphasized that when manufacturing a new fabric, 90% less greenhouse gases are released into the environment.

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