Boasting swooping and curvaceous styling, which was strongly influenced by Jaguars William Lyons, the Jaguar XK120 turned heads when it was revealed at the 1948 London Motor Show. Priced at approximately $3,940 when released to the public, the performance of this classic was on par with much more exotic autos costing more than twice as much. For the era, the 1949 Jaguar XK120 was also very quick, clocking a 0 to 60mph in less than 10 seconds. All of that power was made possible by an inline double overhead camshaft, six-cylinder engine and a four-speed manual gearbox. Capable of giving the driver 120mph of pure joy, the XK120 moniker was a logical signification of the Jaguars capabilities.
From the beginning, the 1949 Jaguar XK120 (and other year models) took to racing and rallying with success. When orders for the XK120 immediately exceeded production capability, the Jaguar XK120 moved from an aluminum body to a steel body, and never looked back. In total, more than 12,078 of the XK120's were built. Fast, beautiful, and excellent on the racetrack, many classic car enthusiasts will tell you the XK120's were the ultimate production car of the 1950's. For those considering purchasing a Jaguar XK120, you'll find that although they are considered to be a heavy feeling car, it is still a quick car and can easily keep up with modern traffic. Whether it is the curvature of the body that draws you or the mighty engine, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club would be happy to discuss your specific desires and looks forward to helping you add a 1949 Jaguar to your collection.
To learn more about the 1949 Jaguar XK120, including Buyer's Tips, The Beverly Hills Car Club welcomes you to browse their website at your leisure. They are the areas leading Los Angeles classic car dealership with a reputation for exceptional customer service and car. Learn more by contacting them today via phone or email. They look forward to hearing from you soon.
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