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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 6-cyl, 230 ci Double Overhead Cam Engine. Around 1947 William Lyons decided, almost as an afterthought, to build a sports roadster around Jaguar's new DOHC engine, originally intended only for the company's large sedans. The XK120 was very popular from its 1948 introduction,k both on the boulevard and the race course. Demand, especially in America, was immediately so strong that the company had to ramp up for much greater production than they had expected. Always quick, Jaguar XK120s hold many racing titles. This car was a daily driver from new in 1953 until it was parked in 1966. In 1979 Stu Donaldson restored it for vintage competition, and he and son Mike raced it until retiring it in 2000. It's still a strong-running race car.

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