1953 Jaguar XK120M Roadster  Chassis no. S674089 Engine no. KE 4996-8 (see text)
Lot 333
1953 Jaguar XK120M Roadster Chassis no. S674089 Engine no. KE 4996-8 (see text)
Sold for US$ 97,750 inc. premium
Lot Details
1953 Jaguar XK120M Roadster
Chassis no. S674089
Engine no. KE 4996-8 (see text)
• 3.4-liter, DOHC, 210hp straight six
• 4-speed manual

• Desirable 'M' specification
• Two long-term Midwest owners
• Accompanied by Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust certificate.

Finished in a dark British Racing Green hue with black leather seats and color coded wire wheels shod with Blockley triple stud tires, this Jaguar is one of the most handsome XK120 Roadsters that we have seen. Its presentation is both subtle yet almost menacing – and it certainly means business!

A desirable 'M' specification car as designated by its 'S' chassis number prefix, it is understood that the car was delivered new in New Mexico to the owner of Heating and Cooling Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. As reported when purchased the car was thought to have resided in this same ownership until 1988, where it shared stable with a considerable number of others of the same marque. At this point the car passed into the previous ownership but one, where again it would remain in a private collector's hands for the next 17 years. Its restoration is understood to have been completed during that custodianship and most probably during this process it received a replacement block from a Mark 1 3.4 Liter car, while seemingly retaining the original cylinder head which is consistent with other 'M' cars. In addition to its beautiful paint and new interior, a new top and side-screens were fitted also, providing full weather protection.

In the Oldenburg Family Collection for the last six and a half years the car has been truly appreciated and enjoyed. Described by the collection's manager as 'going like a scolded cat', the 120 really goes as well as it looks.

A perfect entry for the variety of road rallies that exist today, it'll surely be one of the best looking on any event.

Without reserve

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