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Jaguar XK120 Roadster began to develop in the Second world war was still raging in those years and developed the car engine. The entire model range Jaguar.
In order to draw the attention of visitors to the firm, before the start of exhibition models “Earl’s Court Motor Show”, back in 1948 year, the latest power unit was mounted on a sample which has received the name “Jaguar Super Sports”, the serial production of which the company is not planned.
However, the machine was admiringly adopted by the public mass, which was not in the plan of the company and even created some unexpected difficulties. All panels are made of aluminum, going the manual way. In order to run automated production, it was necessary a long time. On this basis, mass production of cars started only in 1950, the year, and the year before, only 240 units of these machines came off the Assembly line.
PARTICIPATION IN TOURNAMENTS
1948 Jaguar XK120 at the time was the fastest car of serial production. In competitions of endurance, “24 Heures du Mans” in the 50th year, attended three Jaguar car. Unfortunately, all machines were not awarded. The following year the company decided to produce a racing variation of the car with the name ХК120 the C – Type, and in the same year, two riders were able to win first place in the world famous race of Le Mans.
SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICE JAGUAR XK120
1948 Jaguar ХК120 staffed three engines with the same displacement of 3.4 liters, but different capacity. It was 162, 182 and 213 horsepower, respectively. Maximum speed was equal to 219 km/h and accelerated to 100 the car in 9.8 seconds.
Initially produced cars in the Roadster version, but the 51-year company started production of the coupe, and in 53-m – convertible. The total number of cars produced is equal 12078, of which 240 made with a unique aluminium body. More than 80 percent of cars went on sale in other countries where the market leader was the United States.