1954 Jaguar XK 120SE Drop Head Coupe
Lot No. 4152
Auctioned on Saturday, May 10, 2014
"Barn Find" from the State of Georgia
Sold for $ 45,100
Racing almanacs from the 1950s are jam packed with the successes of the Jaguar XK Series cars. In the hands of such greats as Sir Stirling Moss and the late 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 LeMans 24 Hour victories between 1951 and 1957.
The example offered here is a very desirable “barn find” Jaguar XK 120SE (Special Equipment) that has been stored in a Georgian barn since the 1970s. The XK 120SE is equipped with factory steel wheels in body color, 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 dark brown. Additional equipment includes rollup windows, burl wood dash and rear fender spats. The car indicates that is has just over 60,000 original miles. The car has layers of dust and dirt intact, but the car has been gone through mechanically and it runs and drives. The Jaguar is ready for a new home and the glory that can return to this magnificent car.