Another big opportunity to own a stunning classic car is coming our way. What we have here is a 1951 Jaguar XK120 on offer from Heritage Motors Cars that’s currently on offer for $187,000. The thing is, a lot of vintage automobiles usually on the auction block are showpieces that are purely for visual pleasure. Although some are in running condition, not a lot comes equipped to meet the regular safety standards. However, this is not the case with this classic machine.
For some collectors, just ogling at their exclusive prizes are enough to justify their purchases. On the other hand, there are enthusiasts who want to drive and show off their purchase. Thankfully, this Jaguar XK120 is brimming with upgrades making it a roadworthy ride.
This might disappoint some purists who absolutely want to keep everything as original as possible. Nevertheless, these are necessary modifications that allow it to perform in a modern environment.
To shave off some weight, the original stainless steel body is no more. In its place are lightweight alloys that should greatly improve the handling and performance of the car. Worry not because the iconic curves of the original aesthetics remain intact. What follows is the tuning of its 3.8-liter inline-six engine to produce about 280 horsepower.
For added safety, all four wheels are fitted with new disc brakes and fit snugly within the Dunlop wheels with Avon ZZ rubber. We can’t help but admire the exquisite brown leatherwork of its interior that contrasts beautifully with the matte gunmetal exterior. This 1951 Jaguar XK120 will not stay available for long.
Images courtesy of Heritage Motors Cars