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1952 Jaguar XK120SE/M OTS Roadster

Rust Free Survivor! AACA Award Winner, Fantastic Tour Car

$72,800.00

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This Jaguar is the definition of an honesty car. Sure, it has been repainted sometime in the past 50 years, but it is rust free and obviously it's been loved and cared for all its life. I have had the pleasure of putting about 50 miles on it and can tell you that it is a blast to drive!

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This is a true survivor! This is a rust-free very original 1952 Jaguar XK120 SE/M OTS roadster that is a fantastic tour car with unbelievable performance. The last long-time owner was Don Schell, a well known car collector in Camp Hill, PA. He enjoyed the car for the past 21 years, having bought it with 7,000 miles on the odometer at Hershey in 1998. It is now showing 20,000 miles.

This XK120 has the “S” designation which according to all sources means a higher lift cam and special equipment, including the icon wire wheels. The S or SE stood for Special Equipment and in the US is sometimes referred to as M for modified. The higher lift cam is said to increase the output by 20 hp. This example has a later 3.8 liter engine installed, engine number LA 4129-9.

This car has been enjoyed in good weather most of its life, because it is free of rust. It had been repainted in the original red paint decades ago and remains in touring quality condition today. Since under our stewardship, we’ve rubbed out the paint and had many of the small dents removed, mainly from the aluminum. The doors, trunk (boot) and hood (bonnet) are all crafted from aluminum. The paint overall looks very nice for touring, but up close there are several areas where there is some cracking and other blemishes. But it looks sharp!

We’ve run out bondo detector and there was no filler detected throughout the car. It is really a rust free example. There is light cracking, mainly around where the front driving lights are on top of the fender. This is typically from where the lead was used to add the light housing on top of the fender.

The interior and dash are in very nice condition. The seats are very comfortable and are finished in black vinyl. The carpet is also in excellent condition.

The wire wheels and tires are in excellent shape and run down the highway very well. The jack and hammer, along with the spare wheel and shop manuals, are in the truck. The trunk is also free of rust and looks great. The Jag comes with a car cover as well.

The engine fires right up, warm or cold. And it sounds fantastic. It has an amazing throaty growl that you expect from a healthy Jaguar. All of the gauges, except the clock, work as they should. The oil pressure is excellent and it has an auxiliary fan installed for use on warm days. We’ve had the pleasure of driving it about 60 miles, and it is a delight to drive and incredibly fast and fun!!

This car is meant for the open road, because its performance is rather amazing. It comes with a very nice newer convertible top and excellent (likely never used) side curtains.

We have this priced well. The Hagerty Price Guide has the 1952 Jaguar XK120 SE/M Roadster No. 3 Value at $106,000.

This is a true survivor. It is available for inspection or viewing at the owners home in Atlanta, Georgia. For more details, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com.

1952 Jaguar XK120SE/M OTS Roadster

$72,800.00

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
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LOCATION USA
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1952 Jaguar XK120SE/M OTS Roadster
1952 Jaguar XK120SE/M OTS Roadster

$72,800.00

VIN S673076
BODY STYLE Roadster
MILES 20100
GEARBOX Manual
INT COLOR Black
EXT COLOR Red
YEAR 1952
LOCATION Atlanta, GA
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 221

Jaguar XK120

Interesting Fact: The Jaguar XK120 was manufactured from 1948 to 1954 and only 12,055 were made over those six years. Assembled in various areas of the United Kingdom, the X120 was originally released as a two-seater roadster. During the first year of production, 242 XK120s featured a wood-framed, open-seater body with aluminum panels; after this…
Interesting Fact: The Jaguar XK120 was manufactured from 1948 to 1954 and only 12,055 were made over those six years. Assembled in various areas of the United Kingdom, the X120 was originally released as a two-seater roadster. During the first year of production, 242 XK120s featured a wood-framed, open-seater body with aluminum panels; after this production switched over to steel. The “120” within the name is derived from the fact that this models top speed sits at 120 miles per hour which, at the time it launched, made it the fastest production car. The Jaguar XK120, by the time production ended, offered three different builds: the standard roadster, a fixed head coupe (1951), and a drophead coupe (1953). This model has allowed Jaguar to build a legacy of comfortable and high-performing cars that handle extremely well today. Car collectors from all over the world still try to get their hands on this iconic classic!

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