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Jaguar XK120 (2) … A British jewel 💎💎💎 ========================= (1950, Jaguar XK120 The short story – extracts: The Jaguar XK 120 actually began life as an experimental coupe – the “100” – built in 1938 with the same long hood and sloping tail. But after WW2 it was modernised with the familiar oval grille and faired-in headlights, which it also had when it was launched as a “testbed”/showcar aka “The new Jaguar XK120”, at the London Motor Show in 1948. The crowd were simply flabbergasted by its combined jaw-dropping beauty, with its swooping and curvaceous styling and promised astonishing performance in equal parts. The founder and Chairman, Sir William Lyons, quickly decided to put it into production, since it was pretty clear to him, that here they had a winner 👍 So the Jaguar XK120 was then produced from 1949 to 1954. It is a “sports-touring”, front-engine, rear wheel drive car that was available in roadster (“Open Two-Seater” or OTS … like on my photos), fixed-head coupe (FHC), and later as a drop-head coupe (DHC). Sir William Lyons initially intended the XK120 to be a low-volume, hand-build, aluminium-bodied sports car, but when the first 243 aluminium cars quickly were sold and the tooling was ready, he instructed that production was to continue, although using durable steel bodies, which were more cost effective. The initial roadster was as mentioned followed by a fixed-head coupe in 1951 and a drop head coupe in 1953. The “120” in the XK 120 OTS (Open Two Seater) was to signify the car’s top speed (in mph), 120 mp/h or 193 km/h, that it reached on a pre-production test making it the fastest production road car of its day. Its iron block aluminium head “XK” twin cam six was good for 160 hp in standard form, upwards of 210 hp in later models and 300 hp or more on the race track models and as another example: tThe standard XK120 could do 0-100 km/h in 9 seconds – pretty well done for that time🤘 Fast, beautiful and successful on the race track, to many the Jaguar XK 120 was the ultimate production sports car of the 1950s. Disclaimer: I do not personally know the owner, so I can’t guarantee the originality of the car in the photos I’ve taken).

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¿Y una vida mejor? ¿Acaso la hay? . Porsche acertó de pleno en 1993 con este anuncio del Porsche911 Carrera 2 Coupé, hoy renovado, en el que hacía referencia a la fulgurante velocidad de este deportivo dentro de un contexto en el que dar valor a eso que llaman las pequeñas cosas de la vida, pero que en realidad son las más grandes Un mensaje familiar para devolver a Porsche a la conversación de los grandes automóviles VamosPorsche PorscheEveryDay PorscheMotorsport PorscheAd PorscheAdvertising Porsche911Carrera Porsche911Carrera2Coupé Porsche991 Cult911 911Love PorscheLove PorscheLife EnjoyPorsche PorscheHistory InstaPorsche PorscheGram instacars dreamcars luxurycars exclusivecars sportscars SportsCarTogether drivetastefully

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🚨 FRAUD ALERT 🚨One of our good friend’s delivery mileage Porsche 964 Turbo S Leichtbau has been taken and unpaid for in Hong Kong by an infamous agent called Richard Edwards. Legal action is being taken, but let’s use Instagram to track down the car and take down this fraudster. Please do get in touch if you have any information, thank you. Stolen Fraud Porsche 964TurboS TurboS HongKong Leichtbau

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¿Cómo no enamorarnos cada vez que lo vemos rodando en Cali?. Ford Mustang Fastback 1966 🇺🇸

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Orange you glad it’s Thursday?🍊😜 porsche356

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💙 From the archives: Patina Perfect Panhard in Southern France

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Spring is there! Shall we get out and drive? If you do, vintage is always the answer! 🤜

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What’s your favorite color combo? 🐝 Absolute 🔥 build from vintagefabrication

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Caught this Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign at its world debut at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Sweet noises

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Repost from mecanicus_ Je ne pouvais pas loupé cette voiture, je vous ai suffisamment bassiner avec l'histoire de mon annonce de naissance, et que légende raconte que j'ai été conçu sur le capot d'un xk 120 dans une forêt du perche Tour Auto⏱🇫🇷 JAGUAR - XK 120 Roadster - TA 1951 - Prod: 12 055 ex 👬Team : Hache / Crespin - N° 104 - 🏁 Result: 5ème et 1ère de sa classe . 🇫🇷Née en moins de deux moins en 1948, la Jaguar XK120 fut la première sportive de Jaguar équipée du fameux 6 cylindres en ligne. Avec son prix attractif, sa robe élégante et ses 120 mph en vitesse de pointe, elle révolutionna le paysage automobile de l’époque. Auto mythique et emblématique du Tour Auto, elle sera de nouveau bien représentée pour le cru 2019, avec quatre équipages inscrits. Faut-il rappeler la performance du duo Hache et Crespin lors de l’édition 1951 ? Les deux hommes hissèrent la belle anglaise habillée de sa robe grise à la 5ème place du général, et remportèrent leur classe, tandis que l’équipage Peigneux et Montabert, bien plus rapide, sur une autre XK120 n° 109, vécurent un dramatique accident alors qu’ils se battaient pour la victoire 🇬🇧Born in less than two months in 1948, the Jaguar XK120 was Jaguar's first sports car equipped with the famous 6-cylinder in-line system. With its attractive price, elegant dress and 120 mph top speed, it revolutionized the automotive landscape of the time. A mythical car and emblematic of the Tour Auto, it will again be well represented for the 2019 edition, with four crews registered. Do we need to remind the performance of the duo Hache et Crespin during the 1951 edition? The two men hoisted the beautiful Englishwoman in a grey dress to 5th place overall, and won their class, while the crew Peigneux and Montabert, much faster, on another XK120 No. 109, experienced a dramatic accident as they fought for victory 📸 journeesdautomne magnifique photo 😍 . optic2000 toma_de_saulieu news_d_anciennes jeffbulls tourautooptic2000 optic2000 jaguar fueldbypassion carswithoutlimits classiccar vintagecars retrocars petrolhead petrolicious lifestyle vintage drivetastefully photooftheday

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⏱🇫🇷Mecani(FO)cus 2 - Tour Auto⏱🇫🇷 JAGUAR - XK 120 Roadster - TA 1951 - Prod: 12 055 ex 👬Team : Hache / Crespin - N° 104 - 🏁 Result: 5ème et 1ère de sa classe . 🇫🇷Née en moins de deux moins en 1948, la Jaguar XK120 fut la première sportive de Jaguar équipée du fameux 6 cylindres en ligne. Avec son prix attractif, sa robe élégante et ses 120 mph en vitesse de pointe, elle révolutionna le paysage automobile de l’époque. Auto mythique et emblématique du Tour Auto, elle sera de nouveau bien représentée pour le cru 2019, avec quatre équipages inscrits. Faut-il rappeler la performance du duo Hache et Crespin lors de l’édition 1951 ? Les deux hommes hissèrent la belle anglaise habillée de sa robe grise à la 5ème place du général, et remportèrent leur classe, tandis que l’équipage Peigneux et Montabert, bien plus rapide, sur une autre XK120 n° 109, vécurent un dramatique accident alors qu’ils se battaient pour la victoire 🇬🇧Born in less than two months in 1948, the Jaguar XK120 was Jaguar's first sports car equipped with the famous 6-cylinder in-line system. With its attractive price, elegant dress and 120 mph top speed, it revolutionized the automotive landscape of the time. A mythical car and emblematic of the Tour Auto, it will again be well represented for the 2019 edition, with four crews registered. Do we need to remind the performance of the duo Hache et Crespin during the 1951 edition? The two men hoisted the beautiful Englishwoman in a grey dress to 5th place overall, and won their class, while the crew Peigneux and Montabert, much faster, on another XK120 No. 109, experienced a dramatic accident as they fought for victory 📸 journeesdautomne magnifique photo 😍 . optic2000 toma_de_saulieu news_d_anciennes jeffbulls tourauto tourautooptic2000 optic2000 hotchkiss hotchkissanjou fueldbypassion carswithoutlimits carweek cargramm gentlemendriver classiccar GetOutAndDrive vintagecars retrocars drive petrolhead petrolicious lifestyle carstagram vintage drivetastefully instacar photooftheday

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British mornings at their best with this beautiful Jaguar XK120 Credit: alexpenfold

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