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1948 Jaguar XK120

home 1948 Jaguar XK120 Manufacturer : Jaguar
calendar 1948 Jaguar XK120 Productions : 1948-1954
settings 1948 Jaguar XK120 Engine : Dual overhead-cam 3.4 L straight-6 XK, 3.8L and 4.2L versions
world 1948 Jaguar XK120 Source : netcarshow.com

The Jaguar XK120 is a sports car which was manufactured by Jaguar between 1948 and 1954. Jaguar’s first post-war sports car.

The Jaguar XK120 was launched in roadster form at the 1948 London Motor Show as a testbed and show car for the new Jaguar XK engine. It caused a sensation, which persuaded William Lyons to put it into production.

The “120″ in its name referred to its 120 mph (193 km/h) top speed (faster with the windscreen removed), which made the Jaguar XK120 the world’s fastest standard production car at the time of its launch.

It was available in two convertible versions – first as the roadster (designated OTS, for open two-seater, in America), then also as a drophead coupé, or DHC, from 1953 – and as a closed, or “fixed-head” coupé (FHC) from 1951. The DHC was a more deluxe model, featuring a beautiful wood dashboard and wood features on the door interiors.

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