1953 Jaguar XK-120 3.4 FHC

Stock: J53-278
Current condition: ORIGINAL-PRESERVED
Performance: 3,442 cc double overhead camshaft inline 3.4 engine, 2 SU carbs
Transmission: 4 speed manual
Color exterior: Red
Color interior: Tan/Brown
Features: Motorola AM radio
Mileage: 76,414
Tires: Allstate 6.00 X 15
Brakes: Four-wheel drum
Vin #: 680278
Engine #: W6463-8
Gearbox #: J613544
Other 1: Body Number: J2291

(SOLD) This CA black plate, matching numbers XK-120 is a very original car that has been well preserved. It can be purchased “as is” for you to restore as you wish, or you can purchase it, and have Classic Showcase restore it to a Show Driver or Show level. It was originally British Racing Green, and it can be taken back to its original color combination during the restoration, if you like. It is very hard to find good original, unmolested cars coming with the original hoses, clamps, and panels still in place. The interior is also original, which is unusual to find on a car of this age. Purchase includes a Heritage Certificate Included in the restoration process the vehicle will be stripped to bare metal, placed on a rotisserie, metal finished, leaded, all body parts fitted to the car and chrome, prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. The car will not be painted for a while, so we can paint it the color of your choice. All systems will be gone through and the engine will be rebuilt back to factory specifications. The fuel, electrical, cooling, and hydraulic systems will be restored. All components will be rebuilt back to factory specifications, including the engine, transmission, rear end and suspension. All chrome will be re-plated as needed. The car will receive a complete new custom tailored and fit interior in the correct materials by our upholstery department. A DVD of the restoration process will accompany the vehicle. Upon completion of the restoration this Jaguar will be a great example to drive, enjoy and compete in shows.


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. The XK 120 earned its name from when Jaguar was racing their cars. The car reached 120 mph!