1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

Concours Restoration, 3 owner Oregon Car since new, Matching Numbers

Sold: $128,800.00

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THE ESSENTIALS

Restored by Jaguar Expert in Oregon
Less than 1,000 Miles Recorded Since Restoration Completed in about 1995
Retains Matching-Numbers Engine and Original Color Combination
Three Owners Since 1954; Offered with Extensive Documentation File; 45,000 original miles
Accompanied by complete sets of Tools, Jack, Handbooks, and JDHT Certificate

Technical Specs

3,442 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU Carburetors
160 BHP at 5,200 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Independent Front Suspension with Torsion Bars
Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

This striking XK120 Roadster, finished in its factory-specified Racing Green paint with tan leather upholstery and black top, was dispatched from Jaguar’s factory in 1954, destined for Oregon. The XK120 remained in Oregon all its life until recently being moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. The owner has passed and we are assisting the family with its sale. This is part of a multi-million dollar collection of classics.

Great pains were taken to achieve a period-correct presentation and prepare the car for the highest levels of judged competition. The high-quality restoration was completed in about 1995, and numerous receipts and correspondence documented the process.

The XK120 was unregistered from 1974 until 1989. This contributed to the very low original mileage. Of more importance perhaps, the restorer was able to use most all of the original hardware, simply refinishing the original bolts, washers, etc. This contributes to this cars authenticity and accuracy of restoration. All components listed on the Jaguar Heritage Certificate match those presently on this motorcar.

The present cosmetic condition is nearly perfect in every respect. There are some light scratches on the deck inside of the rear window and a few minor paint chips from the closure of the boot (these have not been touched up and are shown in the photos AND inspection video). Under the bonnet, there is normal cosmetic cracking of the porcelain coating on the exhaust manifold.

Mechanically it is excellent. There are a few small unattended to items that need attention, including: the horn, wipers, turn signals and the cigar lighter.

While the Jaguar has less than 1,000 miles during his approximate 20-year ownership, the car benefited from regular attention. An impressive file of records accompanies the sale, as does a proper tool kit, jack, air pump, and owner’s manual. Beautifully presented, with attractive disc wheels and rear spats, this XK120 Roadster is sure to excite the Jaguar purist. The sale will include the complete file history, Heritage Certificate, Custom Car Cover, etc. For more details or for viewing, please call Harry at 602.245.7200 or email me at harry@classic.bz.

1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

Sold: $128,800.00

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATION USA
VIEWS 6

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1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

Sold: $128,800.00

VIN 676164
BODY STYLE Roadster
MILES 45,000
GEARBOX Manual
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Tan
EXT COLOR Green
YEAR 1954
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 6

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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