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1950 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster

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1950 Jaguar XK 120 Alloy Roadster s/n 670111, Engine no. W1216-8 Red with Tan Leather Interior It is difficult to encapsulate the enthusiasm that greeted Jaguar when, in 1948, they revealed the XK 120 to the British public and eventually the world. Even for the largely demure Brits, emerging from economic austerity following World War II, the XK120 caused quite a stir. The shocking and newly conceived XK 120 was nothing short of an earth-shattering revelation. This truly avant-garde car not only boosted morale among the weary UK population, it demonstrated to the world that Britain had not only the technical capacity in the automotive world but the fortitude to deliver a sensual and emotionally engaging car. Although originally intended to be a concept car showcasing Jaguars’ remarkable new twin-cam inline-6 cylinder engine, the breathtaking styling and genuine 120 mph performance, coupled with an affordable price, captured the imagination of the world. In short order, the largely hand-built aluminum-bodied car was rushed into limited production as orders came flooding in. With time and delivery pressures growing, Jaguar immediately realized they needed to reengineer the car for ma

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left-hand-drive 1950 jaguar xk120 alloy-wheels roadster red leather restored convertible british xk

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  • Ad ID
    316855
  • Ad type
    For sale
  • Category
    Jaguar > XK120
  • Year
    1950
  • Mileage
    28178 mi
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