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The earliest XK Jaguar


Jaguar XK120
1950 Jaguar XK120 from the Ralph Lauren collection
Manufacturer: Jaguar Cars
Production: 1949–1954
Predecessor: Jaguar SS100
Successor: Jaguar XK140
Class: Sports car
Body style: FR 2-seat coupe
FR 2-seat convertible
FR 2-seat roadster
Engine: 3.4 L XK I6

The Jaguar XK120 was a sports car manufactured by Jaguar Cars between 1949 and 1954. It was the first post-war sports car from the marque, succeeding the SS100 which ended production in 1940 with the start of the war in Britain.

Power came from a dual overhead cam 3.4 L straight-6 engine, Jaguar's famous XK6 engine. The name referred to the vehicle's impressive 120 mph (193 km/h) top speed. It was available as a coupe, convertible, or roadster.





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