1954 Jaguar XK120 OTS Roadster SESOLD

RM Auctions - Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction - August 16-18

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Estimate: $90,000-$110,000 US

Offered Without Reserve

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $121,000

Specifications:
180bhp double overhead camshaft inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, front independent suspension with double wishbones and rear live axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, hydraulic four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 96"

The Jaguar XK 120 is a car that played a pivotal role in Jaguar Cars Ltd. proving it was not only capable of producing plush sport sedans but also gorgeous and powerful two-seater sports cars. The XK Series was conceived by the legendary William Lyons and his team of engineers during the Second World War. Jaguar chose a dual overhead camshaft inline six-cylinder engine to power the XK, making them the first high-volume twin cam engine manufacturers in the world. The car had a fresh minimalist design with gracious flowing curves running front to back. The chassis layout, in typical Jaguar fashion, was light and tidy, while the short wheelbase of the XK made it a nimble sport car; the results were nothing short of sensational.

Racing almanacs from the 1950s are jam packed with the successes of the Jaguar XK Series cars. In the hands of such greats as Stirling Moss and Phil Hill, the XKs recorded a number of important victories. The superb twin-cam six-cylinder engine was to become a mainstay of all future Jaguar products, and provided five Le Mans 24 Hour victories between 1951 and 1957.

The example offered here is a very desirable matching numbers Jaguar XK 120 SE (Special Equipment) that has undergone a professional nut & bolt restoration to period correct specifications. The XK 120 SE came factory equipped with (and still retains) chrome wire wheels, an upgraded suspension, dual exhaust pipes, and a high performance engine and carburetors. The XK is finished in factory correct Jaguar Red and its interior is completed in gorgeous black leather. Additional equipment includes: rare original ignition keys, tool roll, spare jack, spare tire, and manuals. A complete and thorough engine overhaul included the upgrade to modern valve seats to eliminate the need for leaded fuel additives. Completing this attractive package is exceptional glass and chrome work throughout.

This beautifully presented XK 120 SE Roadster has been properly stored and judiciously maintained. The attention to detail during and since its restoration make this Jaguar an important addition to any collection; it looks and sounds fabulous and is ready to be enjoyed.

Reference Number 10119

as of 6/1/2007

Overview
Car 1954 Jaguar XK120 OTS Roadster SE
VIN F26948SS675341 
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