Vehicle Description

1954 Jaguar XK120 SE (OTS) Roadster

Chassis No. S674511
Engine No. F1435-8S
Body No. F6771

Longtime New York Car, From Decades of Ownership
1 of Only 1204 SE "M" Models Produced in 1954
Numbers-Matching Engine (Head & Block) per Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate
Sympathetically Maintained & Nicely Detailed Throughout
Eligible for the most Prestigious Vintage Touring Events across the Globe
Accompanied by All Weather Equipment - Top, Side Curtains & Full-Cab Tonneau Cover
Complete with Tool Kit, Spare Tire Assembly, Emergency Equipment & More

Chassis number S674511, an original left-hand drive Open Two-Seater Roadster, was completed on December 21, 1953 and dispatched to the States on December 31st through Hoffman Motor Car Co. of New York, wearing Pastel Green paint over Suede Green upholstery with a Fawn top. The "S" chassis number prefix denotes an S.E. - Special Equipment Model (known as XK120M "Modified" in the USA). Power was rated at 180bhp using high-lift camshafts, a lightened flywheel, special crankshaft damper, uprated valve springs, dual exhaust system, stiffer torsion bars and rear springs. The addition of wire wheels also proved to have an excellent impact on the car's overall look.

It is believed the Roadster spent a majority of its life in New York, while most recently acquired from over four decades of ownership. S674511 presents as an honest, complete, very solid, and thoughtfully maintained driver's Roadster. Upon close inspection, the Jaguar retains many of its original components, while displaying an older repaint in black lacquer. Body gaps are consistent with good fit and finish throughout. remarkably solid undercarriage has been recently steam cleaned and shows well. Bright chrome wheels are shod with new, period correct 6.00-16 Pirelli Stella Bianca tires and complement the Lucas fog/driving lamps fitted with protective mesh grills, Lucas PL Tri-bar headlights, and vintage 1954 New York rear license plate.

The cabin displays beautifully mellowed leather seating and dash, with slight traces of green color wearing though on the piping - indicating the original Suede Green upholstery was dyed to its current black. The seating remains supple and much like a comfortably worn cigar chair. Correctly finished black carpeting appears newer. Instruments, lighting, and safety equipment are in proper working order. For open motoring, a full-cab, half-zip tonneau covers the cabin, while a black canvas (small window) soft top and matching side curtains (with custom vinyl carrier) protects occupants.

Both front and rear compartments are tidy and correct in appearances, the engine bay is fitted with its original brass plaque, matching numbers engine block and head. The luggage compartment comes fully stocked with the aforementioned weather equipment, an original tool kit w/ many of the often missing bits, grease gun, jacking rachet, jack, tire pump, hammer, spare wheel assembly - along with period wind wings and JCNA grill badge, among other items. Supporting it all is a solid undercarriage, which appears to have been restored at one point in its life. Sturdy wooden floors, black paintwork, and leather-wrapped leaf springs, pair to excellent lateral structural supports, corner joints, and other chassis components that do not often survive corrosion well.

A Fall 2020 inspection, tune-up and scheduled service addressed new Pirelli tires, batteries, ignition, and fuel components, along with a flush of the fluids and filters. The Roadster starts with ease and performs well on the open road. Upgraded Wilwood front disc brakes and a stainless-steel exhaust system were installed by the previous owner. The current recorded mileage of 79,530 is thought to be original. A wonderfully honest example, from years of thoughtful ownership, this complete and matching-numbers XK120M Open Two-Seater Roadster offers many opportunities to its next caretaker. Price to sell.

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Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1420294
  • Price:$112,500
  • Location:Houston, Texas
  • Year:1954
  • Make:Jaguar
  • Model:XK
  • Exterior Color:BLK
  • Odometer:79530
  • Stock Number:D2078
  • VIN:S674511