With its French curves inspired by Italian sports cars and the streamlined styling of the French design houses, the classic Jaguar XK120 is often considered to be one of Jaguars most important roadsters. Sir William Lyons personally sketched out the basic silhouette for the Jaguar convertible and what began as a design exercise for the London Motor Show in 1948, quickly turned into a rushed production car once the public got a glimpse and fell in love. If you are looking to buy Jaguar XK120 autos, you'll be interested to know that the XK120 was originally offered in several versions: the open two-seater roadster for the American market, as the drophead coupe (DHC) from 1953 and as a closed, or fixed-head coupe (FHC) from 1951. The DHC was the more deluxe open model with wind-up windows, and wood-veneer dashboard and interior door caps.
Like the first XK120 prototype, chassis 660001, roughly the first 250 cars were made from scratch. Eventually, more than 12,000 would be built and derivatives of the XK engine pushed Jaguar to five wins at the world-famous Le Mans. If you want to buy Jaguar XK120 autos, you will want to pay attention to the material used in the body construction. Because the Jaguar Roadster XK120 was originally intended only as a limited production model, by 1950 Jaguar had taken necessary steps to move towards large-scale production. With demand fueled by its low price and high performance, Jaguar was forced to replace the expensive and time-consuming aluminum body with a steel counterpart. Only 240 aluminum-bodied roadsters were completed and these models are extremely rare. In fact, an aluminum-bodied Jaguar XK120 with a vibrant history recently won Best in Class in the Postwar Sports Open category at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concourse dElegance.
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