Jaguar XK120 ~ Original Sold – Giclee Print Only Available
The owner of this car requested that the curvaceous design of this car be captured in its fullest. I believe that this is one of the sexiest cars ever built. Sleek lines and sexy curves all powered by enough horse power to get the job done.
The XK120 was launched in roadster form at the 1948 London Motor Show as a testbed and show car for the new Jaguar XK engine. It caused a sensation, which persuaded William Lyons to put it into production.
The “120″ in its name referred to its 120 mph (193 km/h) top speed (faster with the windscreen removed), which made the XK120 the world’s fastest standard production car at the time of its launch..
It was available in two convertible versions — first as the roadster (designated OTS, for open two-seater, in America), then also as a drophead coupé, or DHC, from 1953 — and as a closed, or “fixed-head” coupé (FHC) from 1951. The DHC was a more deluxe model, featuring a beautiful wood dashboard and wood features on the door interiors.
The roadster version was successful in racing.
Scott Figueiredo, Houston Texas USA
30” x 40” acrylic/pen & ink on canvas