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1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Bodied Roadster

1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Bodied Roadster
1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Bodied Roadster
1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Bodied Roadster photographed by Douglas at the 2010 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Bodied Roadster

1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Bodied Roadster
Photo By: Douglas Wilkinson
Date: March 14, 2010
Location: Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, Amelia Island, Florida

In 1949, the Jaguar XK120 was the world's fastest production based car. This 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. After owing the car for less than a year, he imported another 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. A year later, Cesar sold the car to Jose Millet, the Jaguar distributor in Buenos Aires. Millet raced the car in many races including Grand Prix and F1 companion races.

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