1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster
Jaguar is responsible for some of the most memorable cars ever
produced. It's no coincidence that the brand's designs tend to age
gracefully. And it's no coincidence that well-preserved Jaguars
always find a dedicated group of fans that are ready and willing to
pay top dollar for their favorite vintage. There has been a recent
uptick in European cars and if this trend has piqued your interest,
this Jaguar is worth a look.
For consignment, a stunner in the beautiful form of a Jaguar XK120
from 1954. This car is in spectacular condition, the beneficiary of
a frame off restoration, has nicely presenting paint with a few
flaws down low, chrome, and a pristine leather interior. It is all
buttoned up and is definitely a turnkey classic that will most
likely continue to increase in value.
Super straight steel that has spent some serious time on an English
wheel, all forms together to make this centerfold of a car. With
its small vertical oval grille, to the bug eye headlights which
gracefully melt into the fenders, and the extreme V shaped hood and
all bathed in very nice red paint, we do note some cracking of the
paint down low on the body. Low slung doors melt into the curved
rear fenders which flank a wonderfully curved to almost a point
rear deck. The side view of this car is a killer, and the body
matching red wheel coverings with a chrome ring and center framed
by black wall tires are simply classic and classy. One top is a tan
canvas top which when in the up position, gives the car a
completely different look. A clear plastic rear window offers up
plenty of view to the back of this car. A shout out to the trim,
bumpers and badging as it presents as near perfect. The front has
split bumpers that curve with the lines of the car, and on the rear
are vertical push bars.
There is nothing more comfortable than the overstuffed bucket
seats. They have tuck and roll inserts and smooth bolsters, and a
wonderful patina of light usage that time can only render. All in
beautiful tan, these seats are simply put, luxurious with their low
backs joining in the center. Just looking the door panels over, it
is amazing the undulating curves that are going on with the tan
leather panels interacting with the metal doors. Having a go by
sitting inside and peering at the beautiful tan leather angled
boxed dash, complete with Smiths blackface gauges, it is just a
beautiful sight. The original steering wheel fronts this dash and
has a super neat 3D Jaguar face in the center. Tan plush carpet
covers the floors and shows in very clean condition.
Under the long hood is an equally long 3.4 liter DOHC inline 6
cylinder that runs well but may need some carburetor adjustment. It
is fed fossils and air by 2 SU H6 carburetors and is attached to a
4-speed manual transmission. Noted Lucas electrics are in like new
condition which is exactly how you'd desire these
Some surface rust, but a solid structural steel frame painted black
toes up most of this space. Independent torsion bar front
suspension is on, and leaf springs provide the ride for the rear.
Drum brakes are all around, and old-style headers and a clean stock
exhaust works lots way rearward.
A push of the starter button and the engine immediately comes to
life. It has a wonderful purr (note it's a Jaguar!). Off we go for
our tool around the Classic Auto Mall acreage, and we get a nice
smooth ride, good acceleration, and responsive steering all be it
from the large wheel. All functions were tip top, and from the let
out of the clutch it was chip chip cheerio and all that rot!
Simply put a great example with all the right restoration moves
performed. Good paint, mechanically excellent, and interior as good
as it gets with its gracefully aged leather seats and leather
covered dash. Nice lines form this 1954 Jag rolling art piece which
has had some maintenance work recently done with receipts.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.