In 1951, Jaguar extended the XK120 lineup to include a closed coupe, the 1951 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe. Considered much more luxurious than the open two-seater Roadster, the Fixed Head Coupe offered a full wood dashboard and roll-up windows. However, the Fixed Head Coupe was less expensive than the Roadsters of the era. In 1951 the XK120 Roadster sold for $4,039, while the XK120 Fixed Head Coupe sold for $3,850. All models during this time also had removable spats, also known as fender skirts in America, covering the rear wheel arches. This not only added to the streamlined look, but also added to the allure of the FHC. The spats would be omitted if the car was fitted with the optional center-lock wire wheels because they did not give sufficient clearance. Other popular upgrades included moving to the SE or Special Equipment version, which offered stiffer suspension, increased power and a dual exhaust system.
What is interesting about the 1951 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe and other model-years for this version, is that while there were many accolades for the Roadster and the Drop Head Coupe, the Fixed Head Coupe did not receive as much praise. It soldiered on, however, to be one of the finest examples of Jaguars XK lineup. Offering fantastic styling, performance and price, the XK120 FHC was nearly a third the price of a Ferrari. It is a shame that the XK120 FHC did not receive more attention, because it is one of British motorsports most distinctive and amazingly proportioned profiles in history. If youre considering buying a 1951 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe, youll find a nice selection of classic Jaguar FHC models available at a number of different price points. Whether youre looking for a fully restored example for your showroom or private collection, or simply want a quality example that would be ideal for your next restoration project, let the California classic car dealership professionals at The Beverly Hills Car Club assist you in finding the car you desire. As with all classic cars, one of the best Buyers Tips that their team can provide is to be sure you purchase the best example you can for your money, as restoration and parts can be expensive. For more Buyers Tips specifically for the XK120 Fixed Head Coupe, contact the team today.
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