- Technical Specification
Our ID 1364 Manufacturer Jaguar Model XK 120 DHC Produced 1949-1954 Year 1954 Steering Left Hand Drive Exterior British Racing Green Interior Leather Beige Engine 6-series engine Capacity 3.442 cc Power 118 kW/161HP Extras Chrome wire wheels Price 215.000 (including VAT) Guarantee full one-year warranty
... or what was it actually like in those days?
By the mid-fifties, all states in Europe were busy overcoming and eradicating the devastating effects of World War II. The destroyed factories and infrastructure were restored and slowly the availability of raw materials for production also improved. Few people could afford a car in Europe at the time, and the car industry focused on producible and affordable types. Nevertheless, Jaguar introduced in 1948 the classic sports car XK 120, as part of the famous and successful XK-series, whose development had been pursued during the World War. Jaguar campaigned for the model series with the self-confident slogan: “The fastest production sports car in the world,” thus setting itself apart from competitors such as Mercedes. The type designation 120 referred to the maximum speed of 120 miles (corresponding to 190 km / h) – exorbitant for the time conditions back then! At that time, the English automobile industry represented the forefront of modern vehicle development in sports and on the road.
... or how it really is. Original, given a facelift or fully restored?
The delivery of the vehicle in the US is certified by the Jaguar Heritage Trust. In 2011 it returned to Europe. The vehicle is in very good condition after several years of restoration. The sale is covered by a one-year full warranty. Engine and Transmission Matching Number.
... or what is it like to drive?
Almost everything works permanently, if you only heed the advice to stay at least 10% below the maximum speed. The extremely long-stroke engine gives it a lot of power “down around.” Shifting driving and always having enough power available was one of its strengths when you did not know the term “cruising” in its current meaning. But when you put it into sport mode, you'll discover its sprinting qualities: from 0 to 100 in 8.4 seconds, a top speed of 190 km / h, a peak at 1300 kg empty weight and that at the age of 64. Enjoy the sporty flair of the XK series, the 5-time Le Mans winner or enrich your collection with a valuable object.