1954 Jaguar XK120 SE - Photo by fireprofcargo7
There is something about driving a Jaguar roadster from the 1950s that is like riding a motorcycle. It’s freeing and exudes a care-free, Zen-like feeling when behind the wheel. The sound of the engine, the huge wooden wheel in your hands, the short windshield; they all come together in a transportive experience, an automotive time machine taking you back to a simpler, more elegant time. But the XK120 is not just slick sophistication; it also delivered refined performance and an exhilarating ride. SE stands for “special equipment” which included a C-Type cylinder head, extending horsepower output to 210. With its curvy body and Jaguar’s obsessive attention to detail, the XK120 emanates a unique feminine beauty; treat it like a lady and it will amply reward you.