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  • 1953 Jaguar XK120 For Sale | Ad Id 2146355395
  • 1953 Jaguar XK120 For Sale | Ad Id 2146355395
  • 1953 Jaguar XK120 For Sale | Ad Id 2146355395
  • 1953 Jaguar XK120 For Sale | Ad Id 2146355395
  • 1953 Jaguar XK120 For Sale | Ad Id 2146355395
  • 1953 Jaguar XK120 For Sale | Ad Id 2146355395
  • 1953 Jaguar XK120 For Sale | Ad Id 2146355395
  • 1953 Jaguar XK120 For Sale | Ad Id 2146355395
  • 1953 Jaguar XK120 For Sale | Ad Id 2146355395
  • 1953 Jaguar XK120 For Sale | Ad Id 2146355395


1953 Jaguar XK120

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1953 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

One of only 2,806 open twoseaters made in 1953; one of 2,018 made with lefthand drive. Evidence suggests less than 1,000 examples exist today
Fully restored to its present condition
Prior local Missouri ownership for the past 40 years
Matching numbers 3.4L DOHC straight sixcylinder engine with double sidedraft SU H6 carburetors that makes 160 hp
Fourspeed manual transmission
Bright Red exterior with tan top
Biscuit interior with Connolly Leather Seats and Wilton Wool Carpeting
Original solid wheels and rear fender skirts (spats)
Documentation includes a Jaguar Heritage Archive Certificate

Looking like it is ready to pounce even while motionless, the Jaguar XK coupes and roadster are among the most elegant looking cars to come out of the 1950s. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this Bright Red 1953 XK120 Roadster. This example was built on June 11, 1953 at Browns Lane, Coventry, England, and it was shipped on June 24, 1953. This stunning cat was a recipient of a comprehensive nut and bolt restoration, ready to take to a car show or JCNA judging

Mark Trimble, longtime owner of the Shepherd of the Hills in Branson, Missouri, owned this car for 40 plus years. Trimble had had the car stripped to bare metal and repainted in the St. Louis during his stewardship. He sent Cox to fetch the car when it was ready to come home. Using a halfton pickup truck and trailer, Cox had the Jag, minus its trim and fittings, placed on the trailer for the ride southwest. Neil Klinefelter completed the cars restoration once it returned to Branson. Mr. Trimble, sold the car in 2014 to an owner in Kansas City, where a local Jaguar specialist shop took over the maintenance duties. Its been wellmaintained and is beautifully restored. The Jaguar once again became available due to Mr. Trabons passing and to settle his estate.

Dressed in Bright Red, which only serves to enhance this opentop coupes lowslung lines, the cars paint and trim are in overall excellent order, with only minor blemishes visible upon very close inspection. The cars windscreen is clear and intact. Its lights, including the large fog lights perched upon the front bumper are hazefree and intact.

The bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is extremely tidy and the bumpers fit tightly to the body. This Jaguar rolls on wide whitewall fourply tires, size 6.0016 at all four corners. Most Jags came with wire wheels and center spinners but without the rear fender skirts or spats as theyre called across the pond. This example has solid wheels with the fender skirts, which would not fit over wire wheel centers.

Under the bonnet is the Jaguars matching number 3.4L twincam straight sixcylinder engine. With an alloycylinder head, hemispherical combustion chambers, inclined valvesand twin sidedraftSU carburetors, the enginewas comparatively advanced for a massproduced unit of its time. The XK engines basic design, later modified into 3.8 and 4.2liter versions, survived into the late 1980s. This engine is buttoned to a fourspeed manual transmission.

Inside, the biscuit leather interior is in borderline excellent shape. The bucket seats, swathed in rich Connolly Leather, are in great shape and the matching Wilton Wool Carpeting is excellent order. The fourspoke steering wheel is in fine condition while the leathertrimmed instrument panel is in excellent order while the inner doors are in very good order. The shift lever echoes the rest of the interior.

The XK120 was ultimately available in three versions or body styles, first as an open twoseater described in the US market as the roadster; as a closed, orfixed head coup from 1951; and finally, as adrophead coup(DHC) from 1953, all twoseaters and available with left or righthand drive.

All XK120s had independenttorsion bar front suspension, semiellipticleaf springsat the rear,recirculating ballsteering, telescopically adjustable steering column and allround 12inchdrum brakes,which were prone tofade.Some cars were fitted with Alfin (ALuminum FINned) brake drums to combat fade.

The roadsters lightweight canvas top and detachable side screens stowed out of sight behind the seats and itsbarchettastyle doors had no external handles; instead there was an interiorpullcordwhich was accessible through a flap in the side screens when the weather equipment was in place. The windscreen could be removed foraeroscreensto be fitted. All models had removablespats(fender skirts in America) covering the rear wheel arches, which enhanced the streamlined look.

Documentation includes a Jaguar Heritage Archive Certificate.

Competition to this Jag in 1953 included Chevrolets Corvette, Ferraris 212 Cabriolet and MercedesBenzs 300 S Convertible.

This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 34,491 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE

Chassis #: 674045
Engine #: W88028
Body #: F6135
Gearbox #: JL17359

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This 1953 Jaguar XK120 was listed for sale on 6-2-18 13:55:23. The vehicle color is Bright Red and VIN is not available . Kindly check ad for seller's location. Seller`s stock ID is motoe180442. There are 90 other Jaguar cars currently listed for sale on our website. You may desire to see what other Jaguar cars are selling for by visiting our Sales Data page.


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