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1953 Jaguar

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1953 Jaguar
Jaguar XK120
1953 Jaguar XK120

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Signage: 1953 Jaguar XK 120 DHC; Jaguar Cars Ltd., Coventry, England; Production - 1948-54/17,612; Body - steel and aluminum - Jaguar; Chassis - wb 102 in; lgth 174 in; wt. 2912 lbs; Engine - water-cooled I-6, DOHC; Disp/Power - 210 cu. in./160 hp; Suspension - Front independent, torsion bars; Rear live axle, semi-elliptic springs; Transmission - 4-speed manual to rear axle; Cost new: $4400. An instant success from introduction in 1948, the 120/140/150 series was produced until replacedby the 'E' type in 1961. In addition to the revolutionary styling, a new twin cam six cylinder engine was introduced. The engine survived well into the 90's, powering race cars as well as tanks and fire engines. The first 240 cars were all-aluminum. A coupe was introduced in 1951, the convertible in 1953. Disc brakes appeared on the 150 in 1957.

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