The Jaguar XK-120 was both a showy, grand car and that elicited high enthusiasm from fans everywhere it appeared. The brand first offered the open roadster was to be offered. However, fans in several markets demonstrated an interest in a drophead coupe (i.e. convertible) that donned proper glass side windows.
It would be only soon enough for a fixed-head (closed) coupe to be unveiled at the 1951 Geneva Show. A total of 242 roadsters were built.
They all carried characteristically a light-alloy bodywork but later on, pressed steel became the exclusively used and preferred material. It is a combination of their rarity, beautiful bodywork and outstanding performance that threw prices above the roof.
It was presented in both right and left-hand drive. With the success of the Jaguar XK 120, the brand embarked on the C and D-Types.
The sales success further underlined the brand as one of the highly desirable sports car brands. If you place your hands on an XK120, you are guaranteed an extraordinary experience in your motoring expedition.
This car handed down a whole lot of special engineering specifications. When the size of the steering wheel is as large as a pizza, then you are certain there is more than the outer body works.
If back in the days the car was able to hit 0 to 60 mph in 9.7 seconds, then you can be sure it was determined to take the world head on and quite true it did.