Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe

Overview
Produced: 1951-1954, 2678 produced.
Types: Coupe,2 doors,2 seats

In 1951, 3 years after the launch of the pretty XK120 Roadster, Jaguar unveiled another version of its XK120, the Fixed Head Coupe. The new hardtop coupe featured an elegant roof section, which closely reflected the lines of the much larger Jaguar Mk VII Saloon.

The XK120 Fixed Head Coupe doors carried proper wind-up windows in bright finished surrounds with small rear 1/4 windows behind them. External door handles and locks gave the Fixed Head Coupe a more civilised image than the rakish Roadster. Mechanically the car differed little from the open versions and made use of the powerful six cylinder XK engine.

In 1954 the new XK140 range arrived, which included a revised F.H.C. version.

Source: Motorbase
Engines
CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
3442ccS6 DOHCJaguar XK83mm x 106mm8
Fuel System
TypeNumberCapacityComment
SU 1.75inch2
Transmission
TypeGearsComment
Automatic4
Performance
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
120 mph9.9 s17.3 s18 mpg160 bhp 5000
121 mph22 mpg
Brakes
FrontRearComment
DrumDrum
Auction Sales History
Lot
Num
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
116 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe Bonhams 16 Jan 2014 Not sold
126 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe Bonhams 16 Jan 2014 £35630.00 £36817.00
118 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe Coys 10 Aug 2013 Not sold
147 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe Coys 29 Jun 2013 Not sold
81 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe H&H Sales Limited 17 Apr 2013 - £42000.00
123A Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupe - Concours Restoration Coys 13 Apr 2013 - €70000.00
361 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe Bonhams 17 Jan 2013 $56999.00 $65459.00
625 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupe Coys 4 Dec 2012 - £55560.00
408 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-Head Coupe Bonhams 16 Aug 2012 Not sold
345 Jaguar MkV Drop Head Coupe Bonhams & Butterfields 19 Jan 2012 $108000.00 $125800.00
406 Jaguar XK120 Coupe Bonhams 1 Dec 2011 Not sold
201 Jaguar XK120 SE Fixed-Head Coupe RM Auctions 6 Oct 2011 $63250.00 -
70 Jaguar XK120 SE Fixed Head Coupe H&H Sales Limited 21 Sep 2011 Not sold
219 Jaguar XK120 Coupe Bonhams 16 Sep 2011 Not sold
252 Jaguar XK120 Coupe Bonhams 16 Sep 2011 £48000.00 £54300.00
458 Jaguar XK120 Coupe Bonhams 10 Sep 2011 £46000.00 £52100.00
206 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe RM Auctions 19 Aug 2011 $110000.00 -
111 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe Coys 14 May 2011 - £54400.00
129 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe RM Auctions 20 Jan 2011 Not sold
328 Jaguar XK120 Coupe RM Auctions 12 Aug 2010 - $77000.00
375 Jaguar XK120M Fixed Head Coupe RM Auctions 12 Aug 2010 - $107250.00
417 Jaguar XK120SE Fixed Head Coupe Bonhams & Butterfields 6 Jun 2010 Not sold
416 Jaguar XK 120 Fixed Head Coupe Coys 4 Dec 2008 Not sold
115 Jaguar XK 120 Fixed-Head Coupe Gooding & Company 16 Aug 2008 - $126500.00
356 1953 Jaguar XK120M Fixed-Head Coupe Bonhams & Butterfields 15 Aug 2008 $65000.00 $76050.00
046 1952 JAGUAR XK120 FIXED HEAD COUPE H&H Sales Limited 27 Feb 2008 £27775.00 -
344 1954 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupe Coys 20 Oct 2007 Not sold
246 1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupe Coys 11 Aug 2007 Not sold
323 Jaguar XK 120 Drophead Coupe Christies 16 Feb 2007 - €88125.00
118 1954 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupe modified by Twyford Moors Coys 30 Nov 2006 Not sold
159 1953 Jaguar XK120 Coupe Bonhams 20 May 2006 €38000.00 €43700.00
448 1953 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupe Coys 1 Dec 2005 Not sold
035 1955 JAGUAR XK120SE ROADSTER H&H Sales Limited 3 Oct 2005 £38000.00 -
083 1953 JAGUAR XK120 FIXED HEAD COUPE H&H Sales Limited 3 Oct 2005 Not sold
253 1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupe Coys 29 Sep 2005 - £31170.00
1041 1967 Jaguar XKE Series 1 4.2 Liter Fixed Head Coupe Bonhams & Butterfields 19 Aug 2005 $31000.00 $35650.00
42 1953 JAGUAR XK120 SE FIXED HEAD COUPE Christies 18 Aug 2005 $64625.00 -
356 1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupe Coys 18 Jun 2005 Not sold
16 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe Christies 5 Jun 2005 - $76375.00
410 Jaguar XK120 Coupe Bonhams 2 Oct 2004 Not sold
423 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupé Coys 30 Sep 2004 Not sold
640 Jaguar XK 120 Coupé Bonhams 11 Sep 2004 £24000.00 £27600.00
1548 Jaguar XK120 Coupe Bonhams & Butterfields 13 Aug 2004 Not sold
1159a Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupé Coys 3 Jul 2004 Not sold
1144 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupé Coys 3 Jul 2004 £42750.00 -
1146 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupé Coys 3 Jul 2004 Not sold
1137 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupé Coys 3 Jul 2004 £42750.00 -
1138 Jaguar XK120 Fixedhead Coupé Coys 3 Jul 2004 £6975.00 -
722 Jaguar XK120 3.8 Litre Bonhams 25 Jun 2004 - £19550.00
779 Jaguar XK120 Coupé Bonhams 25 Jun 2004 Not sold
1077 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1952) Coys 21 Jun 2003 - £48000.00
1062 Jaguar XK120 Semi-competition Fhc (1951) Coys 21 Jun 2003 Not sold
042 Jaguar XK120 OTS (1951) BCA 2 Jun 2003 Not sold
629 Jaguar XK120SE Roadster (1952) Bonhams 28 Apr 2003 £18500.00 -
145 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1952) Coys 26 Apr 2003 - £15291.00
127 Jaguar XK120 (1951) Barons 15 Apr 2003 £24000.00 -
132 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1953) Coys 11 Jan 2003 - £22500.00
135 Jaguar XK120 Roadster Competition Car (1953) Coys 11 Jan 2003 - £34405.00
148 Jaguar XK120 Mistral Competition (1951) Coys 5 Dec 2002 Not sold
131 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1953) Coys 3 Oct 2002 Not sold
147 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1952) Coys 3 Oct 2002 Not sold
142 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1952) Coys 21 Sep 2002 Not sold
096 Jaguar XK120 Dhc (1953) Christies 18 Aug 2002 - £58750.00
239 Jaguar XK120 Competition (1953) Coys 22 Jul 2002 Not sold
1157 Jaguar XK120 (1951) Bonhams 12 Jul 2002 £30000.00 -
030 Jaguar XK120 (1952) BCA 17 Jun 2002 Not sold
090 Jaguar XK120 Sport (1951) Christies 11 Jun 2002 Not sold
029 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1953) Christies 18 May 2002 - £29375.00
920 Jaguar XK120 Dhc (1953) Bonhams 22 Apr 2002 Not sold
837 Jaguar XK120 OTS (1952) Cheffins 6 Apr 2002 £40000.00 -
035 Jaguar XK120 (1953) Poulain LeFur 4 Mar 2002 Not sold
021 Jaguar XK120 (1953) Poulain LeFur 4 Mar 2002 Not sold
051 Jaguar XK120 (1953) Coys 10 Oct 2001 - £9775.00
072 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1953) BCA 23 Jul 2001 - £6153.00
781 Jaguar XK120 (1952) Bonhams & Brooks 5 Jul 2001 Not sold
062 Jaguar XK120SE Dhc (1953) H&H Sales Limited 6 Jun 2001 £21000.00 -
031 Jaguar XK120 (1951) H&H Sales Limited 6 Jun 2001 £18250.00 -
173 Jaguar RGS Atlanta-Jaguar (1952) Coys 27 May 2001 - £49350.00
165 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1952) Coys 27 May 2001 - £22712.00
172 Jaguar XK120 Competition (1953) Coys 27 May 2001 - £33350.00
043 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1952) Christies 28 Apr 2001 Not sold
065 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1953) Christies 26 Mar 2001 - £24675.00
062 Jaguar XK120 Dhc (1953) Coys 5 Mar 2001 - £18112.00
164 Jaguar XK120 (1952) Bonhams & Brooks 5 Mar 2001 - £52900.00
060 Jaguar XK120 Dhc (1953) Coys 22 Jul 2000 - £11500.00
017 Jaguar XK120 Dhc (1951) Coys 22 Jul 2000 - £39000.00
048 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1952) H&H Sales Limited 7 Jun 2000 £14500.00 -
Unknown Jaguar XK120 (1952) RM Auctions 20 Jan 2000 - $26840.00
066 Jaguar XK120 Dhc (1953) Coys 22 Nov 1999 - £16762.00
364 Jaguar XK120 (1952) Brooks 8 Oct 1999 Not sold
057 Jaguar XK120 SE (1952) H&H Sales Limited 6 Oct 1999 £22500.00 -
106 Jaguar XK120 (1951) Brooks 6 Sep 1999 Not sold
080 Jaguar XK120 (1951) Coys 31 Jul 1999 £18000.00 -
Unknown Jaguar XK120 Dhc (1953) Barons 29 Jun 1999 Not sold
802 Jaguar XK120 (1952) Brooks 18 Jun 1999 Not sold
073 Jaguar XK120 (1951) Coys 10 May 1999 £25000.00 -
069 Jaguar XK120M Roadster (1954) Christies 24 Apr 1999 Not sold
078 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1953) Christies 24 Apr 1999 - $28750.00
031 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1951) Christies 24 Apr 1999 - $56350.00
069 Jaguar C Type Proteus (1989) H&H Sales Limited 14 Apr 1999 £24500.00 -
064 Jaguar XK120 Dhc (1953) H&H Sales Limited 18 Nov 1998 £17000.00 -
085 Jaguar XK120 (1952) Coys 25 Jul 1998 Not sold
024 Jaguar XK120 (1953) Poulain LeFur 22 Jun 1998 - FF210623.00
050 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1953) Parkes 26 May 1998 £36000.00 -
025 Jaguar XK120 (1951) Coys 11 May 1998 Not sold
278 Jaguar XK120SE Fhc (1953) Brooks 11 Mar 1998 Not sold
005 Jaguar XK120 (1953) Poulain LeFur 8 Dec 1997 - FF168498.00
050 Jaguar XK120SE Dhc (1953) H&H Sales Limited 19 Nov 1997 Not sold
413 Jaguar XK120 Open (1951) Kruse 15 Nov 1997 £31000.00 -
097 Jaguar XK120 (1951) Coys 26 Jul 1997 Not sold
034 Jaguar XK120 Dhc (1953) H&H Sales Limited 4 Jun 1997 Not sold
078 Jaguar MK2 3.4 (1969) H&H Sales Limited 4 Jun 1997 £10250.00 -
142 Jaguar XK120 Sports (1951) Christies 26 Apr 1997 - $68500.00
118 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1952) Christies 26 Apr 1997 - $29900.00
618 Jaguar XK120 Dhc (1951) Sothebys 3 Mar 1997 Not sold
027 Jaguar XK120 (1952) Coys 3 Dec 1996 - £24150.00
069 Jaguar XK120 (1953) Coys 3 Dec 1996 Not sold
026 Jaguar XK120 (1952) Coys 3 Oct 1996 Not sold
062 Jaguar XK120 Dhc (1953) Christies 18 Aug 1996 - $74000.00
051 Jaguar XK120 (1951) Coys 3 Aug 1996 Not sold
971 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1953) Brooks 21 Jun 1996 - £15812.00
024 Jaguar XK120 M (1953) Christies 15 Jun 1996 Not sold
030 Jaguar XK120 (1951) Coys 30 Apr 1996 - £26450.00
070 Jaguar 120 Fhc (1951) Sandown 20 Apr 1996 Not sold
047 Jaguar XK120 Dhc (1953) Sandown 20 Apr 1996 Not sold
114 Jaguar XK120 (1951) Greens 8 Apr 1996 Not sold
004 Jaguar 340 Saloon (1969) Christies 13 May 1995 £2200.00 -
208 Jaguar XK120 Sport (1952) Sothebys 8 May 1995 Not sold
684 Jaguar XK120 Sports (1953) Brooks 27 Apr 1995 Not sold
063 Jaguar Special (1953) Coys 1 Dec 1994 Not sold
080 Jaguar XK120 (1951) Brooks 10 Nov 1994 £25000.00 -
012 Jaguar XK120 (1953) Coys 20 Oct 1994 £5400.00 -
063 Jaguar XK120 Dhc (1953) ADT 3 Oct 1994 Not sold
154 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1953) Brooks 29 Sep 1994 £13500.00 -
044 Jaguar XK120 (1953) Coys 20 Sep 1994 £18000.00 -
373 Jaguar XK120 Sports (1952) Sothebys 5 Sep 1994 Not sold
065 Jaguar XK120 (1952) Coys 30 Jul 1994 £19000.00 -
265 Jaguar XK120M Fhc (1953) Brooks 18 Jun 1994 Not sold
575 Jaguar XK120 Special (1953) Sothebys 16 May 1994 £36000.00 -
033 Jaguar XK120 (1953) Coys 21 Mar 1994 £13000.00 -
010 Jaguar XK120 Dhc (1953) Christies 25 Feb 1994 £18000.00 -
180 Jaguar XK120M Dhc (1953) Brooks 26 Oct 1993 £34500.00 -
041 Jaguar XK120 SE (1953) ADT 11 Oct 1993 £13500.00 -
032 Jaguar XK120 (1951) ADT 9 Aug 1993 Not sold
015 Jaguar XK120 (1952) Coys 25 Jul 1993 £25500.00 -
143 Jaguar XK120M Sports (1953) Brooks 19 Jun 1993 Not sold
165 Jaguar XK120 Competition (1952) Brooks 19 Jun 1993 - £57200.00
065 Jaguar XK120SE Sports (1952) Brooks 17 May 1993 Not sold
162 Jaguar XK120 (1953) Brooks 27 Apr 1993 £20000.00 -
030 Jaguar XK120 (1951) ADT 19 Apr 1993 Not sold
014 Jaguar XK120 (1953) ADT 19 Apr 1993 £16000.00 -
106 Jaguar XK120 (1953) Sothebys 8 Mar 1993 Not sold
082 Jaguar XK120 3.8 (1953) Brooks 25 Nov 1992 £16000.00 -
016 Jaguar XK120 (1952) Coys 9 Nov 1992 Not sold
069 Jaguar XK120 (1953) Christies 23 Aug 1992 Not sold
163 Jaguar XK120 Fhc (1953) Brooks 22 Jul 1992 £30000.00 -
176 Jaguar XK120 3.4 (1952) Brooks 30 Apr 1992 £8800.00 -
Books
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Article Strike quickly
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Article More than a feline
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Article Buying Power - Jaguar XK120/140
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Article Best of three
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