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1952 Jaguar XK120 Coupe
1952 Jaguar XK120 Coupe

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Jaguar XK120

The first sports car produced by Jaguar at the time since 1939, the XK120 was made from 1948 – 1954. This post-war car leads the charge for Jaguar’s image at the time.

In fact, the frame of this car stood as an example for many Jaguar cars to be built in many years to come.


When unveiled as a show car at the 1948 London Motor Show, the XK120 caused an uproar of attention, leading to its production shortly thereafter. The batmobile- like design catches anyone’s eye, but the functionality of this car is mind-blowing.

“120” was named after the vehicle’s ability to reach 120 mph, a staggering accomplishment at the time, although it could reach even faster speed without the windshield. Upon launch, the XK120 was the fastest production car on the market.

Not only could this car perform at 120 mpg, but this is with drum brakes. Only a madman would actually push this vehicle to its top speed, but there was a novelty in having a car being this capable.


The XK120 used many of the same parts as the Jaguar Mark V, but the build of the car was vastly different.

The 3.4-liter straight-6 engine was ahead of its time. Hemispherical combustion chambers, twin SU carburetors, and an aluminum alloy cylinder head in the engine produced an incredible 160 horsepower. As one could imagine, the XK120 won races around the world in the years to come.

Unfortunately, the car had wear-prone brake drums, but this was the norm of older cars. Although this is a novel to own, a gentleman at the time would be expected to work on his vehicle quite regularly as these older vehicles needed tighter upkeep.

The price for the XK120 was also right — buyers could purchase this vehicle for a cheap price considering the impressive function.

The first 242 sold were framed with aluminum and wood. After the amount of demand for the XK120, Jaguar modified the frame to an all-steel build.

The original Aluminum builds were much more expensive, and an all-steel frame lowered manufacture cost, and thus decreased the market price drastically.


In order to assist the steering, Jaguar produced a huge 16-inch steering wheel, making this car a difficult drive for larger men and women. The cab was also very limited, and longer-legged drivers have an infamously hard time operating the XK120.

The XK120 didn’t feature exterior door handles, but instead, a pullcord from inside of the cab would open the doors when pulled.

Roll-up windows were featured on the side of the car and the windshield design had a wrap-around build.

Later upgrades featured wire wheels, but the original plated wheels came standard at first.

The XK120 was available with both right-side and left-side driving for exportation. Most of the cars were exported after becoming available.

XK120 performance:

  • Top speed of 120 mph (some have pushed to 132 mph)
  • 0-60 mph in 9 seconds
  • Fuel consumption at an average of 19.8 mpg

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Lev M
11:26 02 Feb 20
People have been telling me to go look at Dusty Cars and I'm glad I did. One day, I took the family round and met Doug, the place is great. We saw some really nice vintage cars and even got taken for a drive in one of them.
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Laura Levato
17:18 29 Jan 20
It's been some time since I've been able to do something for myself and I was looking for something that wasn't going to cost me anything, but still give me a pleasurable outing. Dusty Cars was that one outing. I was able to just look around and take in all the cars around me.
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Holly Barnard
22:21 02 Jan 20
Dear Dusty Cars, Thank you for your hospitality in welcoming us into your dealership. My grandson loved seeing all of your vehicles and committed to star saving his allowance in order to buy one as soon as he turns 21. He's not anywhere near where he needs to be yet, but we'll hold thumbs and keep you in mind for that upcoming visit.
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Gabby Shaw
12:28 13 Dec 19
Doug was fantastic to us when we first arrived, but after he had to go and do something urgently, we spoke to another worker there who took great care of us too. Their customer service is good!
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Gustavo Costa
13:56 04 Nov 19
Upon meeting John at Dusty Cars, we knew we were in the right place to get our new vintage car. The staff was very professional and friendly, they knew everything about all of the cars and were able to help us get exactly what we needed. Thank you for everything you've done for us. We'll definitely be back again.
George Guerrero
George Guerrero
23:42 29 Oct 19
I particularly love the details that the owners pay attention to. There are very few things better than sitting in vintage car with the smell of the leather seats, seeing brand new dials on the car. It's great to see how much care is put into restoring these works of art.
Noé Gérard
Noé Gérard
18:41 21 Oct 19
these cars are so sexy looking. The cars are right outta the games that we play, you can see all the classics just sitting on the floor its just nice to go and look!
Stuart Anderson
Stuart Anderson
18:15 16 Oct 19
I was accessing my father's storage garage after he passed away, which coincidentally, was just across the street from Dusty Cars! I knew there was a car in there and thought it must have been a sign from God to take my car there and sell it to them. It was such a nice experience and I'll go back again.
Jessica Messina
Jessica Messina
05:25 10 Oct 19
The dealership is a wonderful place to visit. Love the cars, love the people, love the dog!!! Even though I'm not a collector of any kind, there's something special about coming to see the love they put into their restoration process.
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Glory Oye
00:09 26 Jun 19
I've always been a lover of classic cars, precisely the 1956 Porsche 356 Coupe, which is considered as the grandfather of Porsche. I was filled with excitement when I saw my dream car listed on eBay by Dusty Cars. I could count almost a 100 stunning pictures of this car on display, with the metal components, the 4-cylinder, air cooled engine and the red leather interior all in good condition. Douglas is indeed a professional; his attention to details is flawless.
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