Jaguar XK120: A Classic Car With an Award-Winning Engine

The Jaguar XK120 is one of the most iconic classic models of the automaker. After ending production of their SS 100 model in 1939, Jaguar took a break from developing sports cars. 9 years later, in 1948, the XK120 debuted, being their first sports car in close to a decade.

What made the Jaguar XK120 become a truly classic and eye-catching car is its curvy design. The bodywork  (originally alloy) made it stand out and some would compare it to the stance of a feline. As exciting as the exterior was, what was under the hood was equally exciting. The car used a 3.4-liter straight-six engine that delivered 160 HP. That was  ESPECIALLY unheard of in cars costing less than many times as much. Top speed was to established as 120 miles per hour which with a essentially STOCK roadster establishing the name of the model.  Jaguar extended This top speed with racing parts which as in the future became available for private owners as a result, the XK120,140,150,theMk-VII,VIII,Mk-IX, Mk-1 and2 and the E type have ALL been successful racing in their classes. To drive a Jaguar is to drive a member of the racing family!

For many, the Jaguar has a historical significance since the engine used in the car has won multiple awards and won Le Mans five times. Today,  few XK120’s survived but parts aren’t hard to come by. A properly restored JAGUAR sports car  can go well over $100,000 HOWEVER you can still find a decent project for under $10,000 with effort! THEY ALL use the same drive train as the roadster into the 70’s!

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