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JAGUAR
XK 120

1948 - 1954
United Kingdom

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A total of 12,061 JAGUAR XK 120 have been produced on earth in United Kingdom between 1948 and 1954.

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History of the JAGUAR XK 120

Designed in a couple of months by Jaguar founder and CEO William Lyons, the XK120 is the sports car after the well known SS100 which production ceased in 1940. This master piece of art and design first introduced the vertically ribbed oval grille which became a signature at Jaguar over the next two decades. The 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 designed by Jaguar Chief Engineer William Heynes . The display car was the first prototype, chassis number 660001. 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 sports car caused a sensation, which persuaded Jaguar founder and Chairman William Lyons to put it into production. Beginning in 1948, the first 242 cars wore wood-framed open 2-seater bodies with aluminium 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 aluminium 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 car, chassis number 670003, was delivered to Clark Gable. The XK120 was ultimately available in three versions or body styles, first as an open 2-seater described in the US market as a roadster (OTS) then as a fixed head coupΓ© (FHC) from 1951 and finally as a drophead coupΓ© (DHC) from 1953, all two-seaters and available with Left (LHD) or Right Hand Drive (RHD). However, certain Special Equipment roadster and fixed head coupe cars were produced between 1948 and 1949 denoted by an 'S' preceding the chassis number. These Special Equipment cars were sold as an early production build for enthusiasts. A smaller-engined version with a 2-litre 4 cylinder engine, designated the XK100, intended for the UK market was cancelled 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 catalogued alternative top gear ratio and 135 mph with a passenger-side tonneau cover in place. In 1950 and 1951, at Autodrome de Linas-MontlhΓ©ry, a banked oval track in France, open XK120s averaged over 100 mph for 24 hours and over 130 mph for an hour. In 1952 a fixed-head coupΓ© took numerous world records for speed and distance when it averaged 100 mph for a week. XK120s were also highly successful in racing and rallying.

Upgrades & Evolutions during the JAGUAR XK 120 production

πŸ”Έ JAGUAR - XK 120 : 1948 - 1954

πŸ”Ή Produced for each model year :

πŸ”Ή 1948 JAGUAR - XK 120

πŸ”Ή 1949 JAGUAR - XK 120

πŸ”Ή 1950 JAGUAR - XK 120

πŸ”Ή 1951 JAGUAR - XK 120

πŸ”Ή 1952 JAGUAR - XK 120

πŸ”Ή 1953 JAGUAR - XK 120

πŸ”Ή 1954 JAGUAR - XK 120

What are the JAGUAR XK 120 paint codes?

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What are the production figures of the JAGUAR XK 120 year by year?

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What is the average quotation of the JAGUAR XK 120 year by year?

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JAGUAR XK 120 quotations from DEC 2020 to AUG 2022

πŸ“‰ Cheapest quotation : US$19,700
Average quotation : US$106,083
πŸ“ˆ Most expensive quotation : US$490,000

The JAGUAR XK 120 has been produced in several configurations

Open Two Seater Fixed Head Coupe Drop Head Coupe πŸ”Ή 1948 JAGUAR - XK 120πŸ”Ή 1949 JAGUAR - XK 120πŸ”Ή 1950 JAGUAR - XK 120πŸ”Ή 1951 JAGUAR - XK 120πŸ”Ή 1952 JAGUAR - XK 120πŸ”Ή 1953 JAGUAR - XK 120πŸ”Ή 1954 JAGUAR - XK 120
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