1953 Jaguar XK-120 FHC

Stock: J53-68S
Current condition: SHOW-DRIVER
Performance: 3,442 cc double overhead camshaft inline V6 2 Weber SU carbs.
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Suspension: Independent Front / Rear
Color exterior: Blue-Gray
Color interior: Gray leather
Mileage: 52,974
Wheels: Chrome Wire wheels 5x16
Tires: Dunlop Road Speed
Brakes: Four-wheel drum brakes
Vin #: S680774
Engine #: G2536-8S

(SOLD) This 1953 Jaguar XK120 FHC is a fabulous example to be restored to a Show/Driver level. It has previously received most of its nut and bolt correct and documented restoration work by Jaguar professionals.This fabulous 1953 Jaguar XK-120 FHC has undergone a comprehensive restoration to Show/Driver level. The body was stripped to bare metal, metal worked, fit all body parts and chrome, sealed, primered, painted base coat, clear coat, color sanded and buffed. The engine, starter, generator and water pump transmission and other components were rebuilt. All systems were serviced, restored or replaced including the electrical, hydraulic, fuel and cooling systems. A new wire loom and aluminum radiator was installed and it has a new stainless steel exhaust system. The instruments, steering wheel and interior wood have all been restored. Classic Showcase’s talented upholstery department custom tailored, trimmed and fit the upholstery with all new, correct British materials; including, panels, carpet, leather seats and new headliner. All new rubber seals and grommets were installed. All brite work was re-plated and the wire wheels were restored and painted to match the body paint color. The front glass was replaced with triplex logo etched in the glass and new J-lights were fit and installed.


During the Second World War, William Lyons and his staff designed what would be the world’s first high-volume twin cam engine. After the war, a short wheelbase chassis and a two-seat sports body were married to this new engine and when the XK 120 was introduced at the 1948 Earl’s Court Motor Show. The XK 120’s body was a fresh, minimalist design with gracefully flowing curves running front to back, while the modern chassis design provided excellent handling. The XK inline six-cylinder engine, originally producing 160 horsepower, was mated with a four-speed manual transmission, and provided phenomenal performance.