Presenting one of the most original examples in existance of the pre production alluminium bodied Jaguar XK120 OTS. Chassis Number: 670069 Engine Number: W1102-8 The XK120 was launched in open two-seater or (US) roadster form at the 1948 London Motor Show as a testbed and show car for the new Jaguar XK engine. The display car was the first prototype, chassis number 670001. The roadster caused a sensation, which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to put it into production. Beginning in 1948, the first 242 cars wore wood-framed open 2-seater bodies with aluminium panels. Production switched to the heavier all-steel bodies in early 1950. The "120" in the name referred to the aluminium car's 120 mph top speed, which made it the world's fastest production car at the time of its launch. In 1949 the first production roadster, chassis number 670003, was delivered to Clark Gable. Being the 69th XK120 built, this car is one of the rare ‘alloy’ bodied examples built in 1949 and was originally a silver. It was sent to Clayrich Motors, St Louis at the beginning of 1950 and was purchased by Lee Hunter who immediately sent it to his local Cadillac dealership to be painted the
1949 jaguar alluminium xk 120 ots silver alloy-wheels british
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