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Jaguar XK120 Alloy

1950
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Brand
Jaguar
Model
XK120 Alloy
Year
1950

Jaguar XK 120 Alloy 1950 LHD Difficult to imagine nowadays that Jaguar founder and designer boss, William Lyons, was not entirely sure about his creation when he put a wood-framed open 2-seater bodied with aluminium panels, which was named XK 120, on display at the 1948 London Motorshow. However, the roadster caused such a sensation that Lyons immediately decided to put this prototype into production. 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. Before production switched to all steel in 1950, 242 examples were produced in aluminium. This XK120 Roadster is one of them. Understandably, today a very sought after collectors car! I came across this design beauty in the 90-ies at a time when this alloy XK 120 was restored by the world renowned coachbuilding specialist Rod Jolley. In my opinion the purity of design is accentuated by the disc wheels and rear spats. And what better colour combination could be wished for than this magnificent presentation in light grey metallic with red leather interior? This matching numbers XK 120 was sparingly used over the years and is still in immaculate condition. A very elegant and rare collectors piece giving you also huge classic motoring fun!  

Technical details

Brand
Jaguar
Model
XK120 Alloy
Year
1950

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