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First introduced at the October 1948 London Motor Show, the jaw dropping 1948 Jaguar XK120 did more than just turn heads it made show attendees gasp for breath. This luxury sports car had everything; an incredibly strong chassis that took years to develop, an engine any Grand Prix racer would have been proud to drive, and some of the most appealing styling the world had seen. Notably, this was not only the first engine released by Jaguar; it was the worlds first mass-produced engine with twin overhead camshafts and hemispherical combustion chambers. An engine like this had only previously been seen in extremely expensive racing cars; this car was offered at a fraction of the price. Able to reach 120mph, the 1948 Jaguar was the fastest production car of its day. This is also where the Jaguar got its 120 nameplate. Interestingly, with the intentions of making just a few hundred cars, the first production run of the Jaguar XK 120 offered aluminum-bodied models, but overwhelming demand not only convinced William Lyons to put the roadster into further production, but to also switch the bodies to pressed steel.
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If you are considering buying a 1948 Jaguar XK120, the first 242 hand-built cars with aluminum bodies are highly sought after for their rarity. In general, the Jaguar XK120 was available in two convertible versions: a Roadster, which was designated OTS in America for Open Two-Seater, and a Drophead Coupe (DHC) from 1953. A Fixed-Head Coupe (FHC) was also available from 1951. If youve been searching for the perfect 1948 Jaguar XK120 for your collection, look no further! The Beverly Hills Car Club widely accepted as an expert California classic car dealership would be pleased to help you with your purchase. They have their finger on the pulse of the classic car market and can help you with all your automotive needs. They invite you to browse their current online inventory and encourage you to call them with any questions you may have.
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