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  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: XK-120
  • SubModel: SE DHC
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1954
  • Mileage: 65,373
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: 3.5 Inline 6
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Leather seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Local pick-up only


Here's your chance at a gorgeous 1954 Jaguar XK-120M drop head coupe. This restored, and rare classic Jag might be in a rapidly appreciating market, but even after thousands of dollars were spent in restoring it within the last year, you can drive this XK home right now for far less than you could pick it up at any auction.We all love a classic Jaguar because it is a handcrafted reminder of how fast can also be elegant. It's all about the sweeping curve that starts at the front fender, and flows all the way to the rear bumper in a wave pattern. It looks like a racer's scarf flowing at 100 mph. That's why it's essential to find an XK as exemplary as this one. The flow of all of the steel components must meet perfectly to make one cohesive masterpiece. Just look at intricate tapering design of doors that has the kind of labor-intensive process that no factory would dare undertake today. If these were not as straight and tight as this one, then the spell of this magic Jag would instantly be broken. Of course it also helps that this one sparkles a little brighter with every bit of brightwork re-chromed as part of a restoration that had taken place over the last year. This includes delicate two-piece front and rear bumpers, which were exclusive to the XK-120.One peek inside, and you'll be instantly transported back to Browns Lane in 1954. That's because the restoration paid special attention to bringing back the old-world atmosphere of real wood and leather. It starts with the $4K invested in replacing the burled walnut dash, and full trim. The leather on the bucket seats doesn't show a single crease because they've been recently recovered in the correct pattern. When you slip into the driver's seat, you're instantly reminded that the XK-120 had the attractive three-spoke wood wheel that didn't make it onto successors. The full set of Smiths gauges are a nice reminder of this car's speed record pedigree. But the roll up windows, and full convertible top of the drop head coupe (DHC) body add everyday civility to your speed.The XK-120's motor is what made it a legend. The 3.5-liter inline six cylinder looks perfect in the slim engine bay, and this is the original drivetrain as certified with the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate. It was rebuilt less than 4,000 miles ago with the addition of an electric fan for added reliability. Some of you may already know the significance of the "M" model. This is also known as the Special Equipment (SE) designation, which raised the output from 160 hp, to 180 hp. This rare special edition actually gave this 1954 XK-120M similar performance to the heavier XK-140 that would debut the next year. But, beyond just power, these XKs were the driving darlings of their day, thanks features like the four speed manual transmission, and front suspension with transverse wishbones and elongated torsion bars. The package is competed with Coker steel belted radial whitewall tires on new Dayton chrome wire wheels.The DHC was a two-year only style for the XK-120, and the SE package makes this one exceptionally rare only about 706 were built in left-hand drive. This example comes with a 40-year maintenance history, owner's manual, and a full restoration receipt book so large that we can't possibly list it all here. But call today, and we'll happily go through all the items that make this rare Jaguar the perfect find for someone who wants a discerning turnkey classic. Call now!!