Time to look like a million dollars without having to spend
anywhere near as much. Take a good look at this 1952 Jaguar XK120
Roadster replica. It has the full classic style, but now you get an
American motor, easy to source drivetrain components, and quite an
It's not easy making a quality fiberglass replica of the XK120.
After all, the roadster is often the sought-after version today
because it was the best looking of the bunch. Jaguar created one of
the most graceful styles ever with a design that had the curve of
the front fender lead the car. This same fender created a line that
swooped down the side, through the door, and melts into the equally
sexy rear fender. And not only does this quality replica get the
body right, but also you'll love the details. The waterfall grille,
amber driving lights, rear luggage rack, and full rear fender
skirts - it's all part of a highly authentic and timelessly
attractive package. We even like the creamy Primrose color. It's a
sophisticated hue that looks correct for a classic British machine,
and it even has the right hint of aging just so people will think
this 1952 replica has been on the road for nearly 70 years.
Inside, the bucket seats offer more individual room than the
original XK120. These seats have the Jaguar logo in the backs, and
the style will go with your favorite tweed driving cap. And the
wood and chrome steering wheel instantly gives you that great
sports car feeling. Plus, this stays faithful to the original
roadster's style with the gauges all placed in the center. In fact,
the VDO readouts have that ideal look of vintage while really being
crisp modern dials.
The engine bay shows where this British-style car really has more
domestic roots. Ford 2.3-liter motor has been a longstanding
workhorse for the company. And while a car like this is very easy
to upgrade motors, it's nice to have this hardy powerhouse under
the hood. You'll also see this has newer pieces like the alternator
and Optima battery. Plus, this was built to be a driver with
features like the Mustang II-style independent front suspension,
rack & pinion steering, power brakes, and newer cruising tires. And
the control of the four-speed manual transmission means true
sporting car fun.
The story we're told on this one is that it came out of an estate
sale where it was stored in a hangar for decades. It was only
completed about four years ago, and that may be the first time it
hit the road. So what you have is a very cool replica with an even
cooler barn find story. Don't let something this unique and
obtainable slip away, call today!
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