Your Jaguar XK/E-TYPE Global connection
I have a lhd 52 xk120 and i need to know what size the headlamps are 7.7'' or 7'' the car didnt have the headlamps on it. Thanks
This is the story reported in the best Restorers Guides.
"The 120's were normally fitted with Lucas PF.770 headlamps, but cars exported to the USA, were usually supplied without headlamps, and so often had sealed-beam of 7 inch diameter fitted by the dealer, which also required special inner rims to accomodate their smaller diameter."
I guess you therefore have the choice of both 7 inch or 7.7 inch depending upon the look and type of beam etc that you prefer, and of course upon cost and availability of headlamps and rims.
Related to your query. My XK 120 FHC was equipped with 7 Inch sealed beams. I recently elected to change them to (much later) authentic Lucas PL-700s which fit perfectly. In my opinion they are equally as attractive (if not more so) as the 7.7 Inch Lucas PF-770. You can expect to pay approx $250 and up per headlamp for reproductions for either model.