Simply Stunning: 1952 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

Ever since I was “knee-high to a june bug,” I’ve been drawn (like a bug to a bright porch light) to the styling and overall design of cars and trucks. I guess that’s why I gravitated towards a career… more»

Documented Survivor: 1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

The Jaguar XK120 was the wellspring of the company’s celebrated XK series. Introduced in 1948, the car was never meant for production. Rather, it was cobbled together to showcase Jaguar’s new DOHC engine, painstakingly developed by engineer William Heynes… more»

Dusty Brit: 1950 Jaguar XK120 OTS

It’s always a challenge to write about a car with a two-sentence description, but luckily with today’s car, we have plenty of photos in order to build the picture of this XK120. Classic Jaguars from the 1950s onwards have… more»

Rare Barn Find: 1953 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe

Barn Finds has featured many a derelict Jaguar XK, but only one XK120 drophead coupe (DHC) in the last eight years. That’s because just 1769 dropheads were made in the XK120 series during 1953 and 1954, out of more than… more»

California Cat: 1953 Jaguar XK120 SE OTS

Once again we confront a barn find Jaguar awaiting its Prince Charming. Here on craigslist is a 1953 Jaguar XK120 SE open two-seater, with an asking price of $55,000. Reviewing the assignment, I thought the ad sounded vaguely familiar,… more»

Museum Find: 1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed-Head Coupe

If you’re like me, you don’t mind the idea of a classic car serving a stint in a museum. However, I prefer to see this as a short-term situation because most cars deserve to be driven and enjoyed as… more»

V8/5-Speed: 1954 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe

One glance at the custom paint shade suggests that this 1954 Jaguar XK120 Drophead Coupe could be anything but average. If you harbor those suspicions, a closer investigation reveals that you are on the money. The seller installed an… more»

Extravagant Cat: 1953 Jaguar XK120 SE OTS Project

The XK120 was an accident.  William Lyons, Jaguar’s chief, dreamed of producing a saloon-bodied luxury car that would go at least 100 mph. But World War II interrupted the continuum of life, and afterward, what was needed in a… more»

Woods Find: 1950s Jaguar XK120

The Jaguar XK120 was a British 2-seat roadster built between 1948 and 1954. It was Jaguar’s first sports car since SS 100 production ended in 1939. A highly desirable automobile today, the XK120 was quite successful in racing and… more»

Texas Barn Find: 1954 Jaguar XK120 Drop-Head Coupe

Like many classic cars, values for the 1954 Jaguar XK120 Drop-Head Coupe have ridden a roller coaster over the past two years. They haven’t done anything dramatic, but they have ebbed and flowed. They are showing signs of rising… more»

Rust-Free 1953 Jaguar XK120 SE FHC

When the Jaguar XK120 appeared in 1948, it marked the company’s first production sports car since before World War II. It was also the first in a line of elegant sports cars that would carry the “XK” designation. Today,… more»

Old School Cool: 1980s Jaguar XK120Z

If your overwhelming desire is to park a 1952 Jaguar XK120 in your driveway, you need to have a wallet that contains at least $70,000 for that dream to come to fruition. Some alternatives are worth pondering, but this… more»

Rewarding Roadster: 1951 Jaguar XK120 Project

Jaguar began life as Swallow, making sidecars for motorcycles. Branching out into sports cars with the Standard Swallow, or SS, they created a new name for themselves in four-wheeled English motoring. The SS Jaguar donated its name to a… more»

V8 Transplant: 1952 Jaguar XK120 OTS

It isn’t unusual to see a Jaguar XJ6 or an XJ12 with a Chevrolet V8 under the hood, and conversion kits for this transplant are readily available. Finding a classic like this 1952 XK120 OTS with such a transplant… more»

Parked in ’74: 1952 Jaguar XK120 FHC

This 1952 Jaguar XK120 Fixed Head Coupe might appear to be an expensive starting point for a restoration project, but upon completion, it could be a car that is capable of commanding a solid 6-digit value. What makes it… more»

READER AD: 1952 Jaguar XK120 FHC

What Makes It Special? 1952 Jaguar XK 120 FHC, the car that needs no introduction. This particular car was owned by the same individual for many years and was parked in 1974. It’s a matching numbers car and I… more»