Selling a 1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster


1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster

The last year of production for the XK120, the 1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster featured all the refinements that the line would see throughout the course of its production. Favored by buyers over the Drop Head Coupe and Fixed Head Coupe for a number of reasons, the Roadster had a lightweight canvas top and detachable side screens that could be stowed out of sight behind the seats. It also had barchetta-style doors that offered no external handles; instead an interior pull-cord that was accessible through a flap in the side screens. This raw and primitive design gave owners the feeling they were driving in a true racing car – and they were. The Jaguar XK120 Roadster with its illustrious racing history of wins at Le Mans, iconic styling and beautiful curvature, would go down in history as one of the finest Jaguars ever to be released. Only the Jaguar E-Type would come close to garnering the desire and attraction buyers had to the XK120 Roadster. If you’re the owner of a 1954 Jaguar XK120 – or any classic Jaguar – you understand this draw. No matter what your reason for selling, the Alex Manos team understands the significance these cars often have to their owners and will work to ensure your cherished classic finds a new home worthy of its pedigree.


1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster Seller’s Guide

One of the first things a buyer will want to see is proof of your XK120’s originality and authenticity. The best way to do this is to show pictures of chassis and engine numbers that match documentation from Jaguar itself. At minimum, you should provide pictures of the chassis and engine numbers so buyers can do their own research. Secondly, if your car is a completed restoration project or you’re selling a restoration that you haven’t finished yet, documentation is key. Buyers will appreciate and value this record. As with all classic cars, educated buyers will also want to inspect the car thoroughly not only for its mechanical function, but also for rust. You should always grant serious buyers access to the car for a third-party inspection should they request it. As a California classic car dealership with a worldwide reputation for fair and honest car deals, the team at would be delighted to speak with you about your 1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster and to provide other Seller’s Tips such as these. They are always on the hunt for classics of all makes, models and conditions, and are interested in learning more about your particular example. From barn-finds to pristine, showroom quality restorations, their team offers top-dollar in cash for all types of classics.



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