BARN-FIND JAGUAR XK120 COMES TO MARKET FOR FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS

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A rare 1954 Jaguar XK120 in barn-find condition is set to get classic car collectors bidding when it goes to auction this month with The Market, the original online classic car auction house.

Residing on a farm in Wales for the past 50 years as an ongoing restoration project, the classic Jaguar is one of just 151 right hand drive, fixed-head coupé models made for the UK market, of which around 57 are believed to exist today.

Presented in partially-built yet largely complete condition, albeit with many layers of dust, the car is for sale from its second owner with its original chassis and engine for an auction estimate of £25,000 to £35,000.

“When a truly rare car comes to auction which has also been tucked away and off the market for decades it creates an unmissable opportunity for collectors,” explains Tristan Judge, director, The Market.

“This car’s story makes it even more interesting and appealing to buyers. With the current owner having spent some 50 years tinkering, now the opportunity exists to take-over and finish the existing project or begin a new restoration to return this classic to its former glory.”

A certificate from Jaguar Heritage which accompanies the car confirms that it was manufactured on 16th March 1954 and distributed by Byatts of Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, originally finished in Birch Grey with a grey leather interior.

The ‘120’ in the name referred to the aluminium car's 120 mph top speed, which made it the world's fastest production car at the time of its launch. Today, the very best examples of the model sell for over £100,000.

Potential buyers looking to purchase a car with The Market pay only what they bid with no additional fees or commission.

The auction will run online only and begin on 20th November, closing at 8pm on 27th November.

To find out more about the 1954 Jaguar XK120 for sale or to place a bid visit https://themarket.co.uk/listings/jaguar/xk120-fhc/763a84e9-bcd9-4295-9752-6dd2bec903f6.

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