The Jaguar XK120 began as a design exercise for the first postwar London Motor Show in 1948. But once the public saw this car, and loved it, Jaguar quickly decided to turn this into a production car.
The "120" in the name XK120 refers to the top speed of 120 mph (193 km/h), making this the fastest production in its time.
Orginally this car was never meant for mass production but in a limited edition of 200. But the demand for the XK120 rose and this forced Jaguar to replace the expensive and time consuming aluminum body with a steel body. This body did make the car 54 kg heavier, but it also enabled Jaguar to produce over 12.000 XK 120 after 1950.
This hand cast sculpture is made of finest metal and is placed on a granite base and finished with a metal edge.
This sculpture was created in 2014 in a limited edition serie of 45 castings which is now for sale.
- Weigth: 6,3 kg
- Length: 31,5 cm
- Height: 7 cm
- Width: 32 cm
- Status: for sale
- Quantity: 45 castings, signed and numbered
- Year manufactured: 2014
- Price: € 575,-