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For Sale: 1954 Jaguar XK120
in Gladstone, New Jersey

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The Stable, Ltd
The Stable , Ltd
217 Main Street
Gladstone, NJ 07934
908-397-3845
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Description
 
Arriving shortly... 1954 JAGUAR XK-120M ROADSTER, CHASSIS NO. #S-675542, ENGINE #3044-8S; BODY #F7819, GEARBOX # JL22845. (Stock #3513.) An "M" version of the fabulous Jaguar XK-120 roadster is quite a rare item. An example built in the final year of production is even more rare and a fully numbers-matching car with very desirable period competition modifications and full history from delivery new would be most difficult to find. We have just unearthed that car! Delivered new in 1954 to Philip Litchfield of Litchfield, Connecticut, a "gentleman racer" of the era who had a long list of period mechanical modifications performed (Iskenderian racing cams, triple S.U. carburetors, etc.) to his new Jaguar and went racing at Lime Rock Park, near his home, against Bob Sharp and other soon-to-become well known names. In 1957, Mr. Litchfield traded in his very special Jaguar on a new car, a very special Mercedes-Benz 300SL "Gullwing. A 22 year-old New Jersey enthusiast was driving past "Foreign Cars of Rockland" when the Jaguar was being driven in. He followed the car in, waited for the trade-in to occur and purchased the Jaguar. He drove the car until a growing family forced its replacement, but kept the car stored in his garage with his 1950's wooden boats. In the early 1990's, he had the Jaguar fully restored, sending the engine to Motorcraft, a highly-regarded New Jersey Jaguar specialist, but keeping all of the original competition touches. When the 3-year restoration was completed, he and his wife drove the car back to Mr. Litchfield's home and the car's only two owners shared fond memories of the car and took turns driving the great automobile. All of this is documented with records in the car's large journal and in an accompanying photo album. The car was restored in its original black with dark red leather color scheme and now, 20 years after its restoration and 56 years after being purchased by its second owner, remains gorgeous. All numbers are correct--with the "S" prefix to the chassis and "S" suffix to the engine --and the car appears now as it did when campaigned by Philip Axel Litchfield in the 1950's. 47,300 documented miles. $145,000.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 3513
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$145,000
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Gladstone, NJ
Zip
07934
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
47300

Year
1954

VIN
S-675542

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Black

 
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