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1949 Jaguar

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1949 Jaguar
Jaguar Alloy Bodied XK120
1949 Jaguar

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Signage: In 1949, the XK120 was the world's fastest production based car. The car is a complete numbers matching car that spent 58 years in Argentina. Of the 240 alloy bodied cars produced, two were exported to Buenos Aires. Both cars were sold to race car drivers. Carlos Francisco Lostalo purchased this car. He owned the car for less than one year. He immediately imported a second XK120. Carlos raced Cisitalia, Jaguar, Maserati, Ferrari and other cars. The second owner was Cesar Tesoriero who raced the car in the 1951 General Peron Grand Prix of Argentina; American John Fitch was the winner of that race. A year later, Cesar sold the car to Jose Millet, the new Jaguar distributor in Buenos Aires. Millet raced the car in many races including Grand Prix and F1 companion races. In 1953, Millet began racing the Fangio C-type.

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