Jaguar XK 120

The Jaguar XK 120 was sports car produced by the British Auto Manufacturer between 1948 and 1954. The car was launched in a roadster form in 1948 at the London Motor Show in the United Kingdom. It was launched as a testbed and show car for the Jaguar XK engine. The classic car caused a sensation and this caused William Lyons to put it into production. Just over 12,000 Jaguar XK 120’s were made. The “120″ in the Jaguar XK 120’s name refers to its top speed of 120 mph (193 km/h). Hollywood actors, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Clark Gable and Lauren Bacall all owned a Jaguar XK 120. The car was also released in a Coupe and Drop Head Coupe shape. A replica of the Jaguar XK 120 was used in the Teen movie, Cruel Intentions in 1999. It saddens me to find out that this was not the original vehicle, but it was still very convincing in the film. The vehicle was actually spray painted black for the movie. Previously the same car was also used in the film Money Talks in 1997. The replica was built by Cinema cars originally. This photo of the Jaguar XK 120 has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo for the 3rd of July 2010 on Running Wolf’s Rant. Watch this space for daily updates in the Babes and Photography categories.

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