This 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE (Special Equipment) Red with black leather roadster, is an automotive masterpiece and has been comprehensively restored with care and attention to detail. Well documented and an SE model by the Heritage Certificate and numbers matching SE high hp engine. This exquisite car has spent a majority of its life in California and has been uncompromised by the normal rust issues. This is the one to have with fully concealed roadster top and gorgeous body lines covered in a beautiful shade of red. The completely hidden tan convertible top is stored behind the seat with no lumpy boot and sleek desirable chrome windshield that is not like the cut off, drop head coupes. Beautiful red roadster with flowing curves and timeless elegance. Jeweled with beautiful chrome and stainless all the way around. The interior is impeccable and has been restored to a high level. Absolutely beautiful with beautiful black leather hides. The cheaper vinyl dash was upgraded with a stunning wood dash with very nice refurbished gauges. This incredible roadster will rumble down the road a little faster with the SE (Special Equipment) option 3.4 liter inline 6 cylinder engine with 20 more horsepower than the standard base model XK120s. This was accomplished by higher lift camshafts and dual exhaust. This work of art on four wheels was designed by William Heynes, Walter Hassan and Claude Bailey and is a classic exotic sports car to be cherished and that you'll want to drive with new wide white wall tires mounted to re-chromed 16 inch wire wheels with major curb appeal.Exterior: Original California XK120 (SE) model with Special Equipment Roadster with stainless windshield frame. Totally concealed top with no lumpy boot Gorgeous chrome and stainless all the way around Excellent bumpers, trim and windshield frame Very nice newer red paint with a deep shine Great panel gaps and body lines Iconic Jaguar grill New side curtains Very nice trunk with spare wheel, jack and tools Re-chromed 16 inch wire wheels New wide whitewall tiresInterior: Lush black leather interior Extensive interior restoration Wood rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel Impeccably restored wood dash surround Crisp and clear refurbished gaugesMechanics: Beautifully detailed engine compartment (SE) Special Equipment higher horsepower 3.4 Liter, 180 bhp, 6 cylinder engine Numbers matching and verified by the Heritage Certificate SE engine with 20 more horsepower than standard engine Accomplished through SE higher camshaft and dual exhaust Manual 4 speed transmission Upgraded aluminum radiator Independent front suspensionUndercarriage: Well detailed Super solid and intact Wikipedia InformationThe XK120 was launched in open two-seater or (US) roadster form at the 1948 London Motor Show as a testbed and show car for the new Jaguar XK engine. The display car was the first prototype, chassis number 670001. It looked almost identical to the production cars except that the straight outer pillars of its windscreen would be curved on the production version. The roadster caused a sensation, which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to put it into production. Beginning in 1948, the first 242 cars wore wood-framed open 2-seater bodies with aluminum panels. Production switched to the 1cwt or 112 lb (51 kg) heavier all-steel in early 1950. The "120" in the name referred to the aluminum car's 120 mph (193 km/h) top speed (faster with the windscreen removed), which made it the world's fastest production car at the time of its launch. In 1949 the first production roadster, chassis number 670003, was delivered to Clark Gable and displayed a XK120 at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The XK120 was ultimately available in two open versions, first as an open 2-seater described in the US market as the roadster (and designated OTS, for open two-seater, outside America), then also as a drophead coup (DHC) from 1953; and also as a closed, or fixed head coup (FHC) from 1951.A smaller-engined version with a 2-litre 4 cylinder engine, designated the XK100, intended for the UK market was canceled prior to production. On 30 May 1949, on the empty Ostend-Jabbeke motorway in Belgium, a prototype XK120 timed by the officials of the Royal Automobile Club of Belgium achieved an average of runs in opposing directions of 132.6 mph with the windscreen replaced by just one small aero screen and a cataloged alternative top gear ratio, and 135 mph with a passenger-side tonneau cover in place. In 1950 and 1951, at a banked oval track in France, XK120 roadsters averaged over 100 mph for 24 hours and over 130 mph for an hour, and in 1952 a fixed-head coup took numerous world records for speed and distance when it averaged 100 mph for a week. Roadsters were also successful in racing and rallying.American Dream MachinesAt American Dream Machines, we typically have over 100 quailty classic cars and trucks in stock and for sale. We have everything from Corvettes to Cadillacs, Camaros, Mustangs, Mopars, GTOs, Chevelles, Bel Airs, Blazers and exotic sports cars. Our classics and muscle cars range from the 1950s to the 1970s. Our inventory is diverse and continuously changing and always growing! Our #1 Goal is to make you, our customer happy with the American classic and muscle cars we offer. We highly recommend that ALL CUSTOMERS call our knowledgeable, experienced staff and with Midwest values and have very detailed discussions regarding overall condition of any of our classics that you are considering getting in the drivers seat of. Our phone number is (515)-245-9100 and we are centrally located in the heartland of America, in Des Moines Iowa. American Dream Machines occupies the historic 41,000 square foot Packard Dealership. We are one of the largest full service classic car dealerships in the Midwest. We have over 10 active Mechanic hoists, a body shop and detail bays that are used by our technicians to inspect, repair, upgrade and detail our cars so that they are ready to be delivered to your driveway. Please give us a call and we will be happy to help get your dream car to almost any location worldwide! ALL OF OUR PICTURES AND VIDEOS ARE REAL, ALL THE WAY AROUND! 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