Lot 30

2015   |   Amelia Island 2015

1954 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster

SOLD $165,000


$160,000 - $180,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Fresh Speedwell Engineering Restoration
Striking Color Combination and Beautiful Presentation
2014 Hilton Head and JCNA Concours Award Winner
Unqualifed Sporting Icon in Top-Level “SE” Form
Complete with JDHT Certifcate, Tools, and Weather Gear

Technical Specs

3,442 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU Carburetors
180 BHP at 5,000 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Independent Front Suspension with Coil Springs
Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
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Jaguar’s XK120 assumed instant icon status from its 1948 debut and today, no sports car collection is complete without an XK120. This multiple-award winner is likely one of the finest available.

This SE (or Special Equipment) XK120 was manufactured on April 9, 1954, and dispatched to Max Hoffman’s New York City-based Jaguar distributorship. According to known oral history, its owners were located in the Southwest and Indiana prior to acquisition by the consignor, a knowledgeable Georgia-based classic Jaguar collector. Sound and complete, the XK120 was next given a total body-off-frame restoration to JCNA Champion Division standards by noted Jaguar specialist and JCNA concours judge Robert Farris’ Speedwell Engineering, in Canton, Georgia. Restoration highlights included powder coating of the frame and restoration of the original fasteners.

On the show field, the XK120 earned 99.98 points and First Place in sanctioned JCNA Champion Class C02 at the North Georgia Jaguar Club Concours d’Elegance on October 5, 2014. Additionally, it took the Palmetto Award in the face of stiff competition from a broad range of classic XKs at the November 2014 Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance, where Jaguar was the featured marque. Accompanied by a JDHT Certificate listing original data and an owner’s manual, the XK120 also includes a tool kit, grease gun, jack, tire pump, side curtains, tonneau cover, and front number-plate bracket.