Jaguar 120 Drop Head Coupe 1948-54 disc wheels
See specifications below illustration see wire wheel version
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Jaguar 120 Drop Head Coupe 1948-54 specifications
6 Cylinder in line
Bore: 83mm
Stroke: 107mm
Displacement: 3,442cc
Piston area: 53.3 sq in
Compression ratio: 8 to 1
Carburettors: 2 horizontal SU
Max power: 160bhp at 5,200rpm

Maximum speed: 124.6mph
Acceleration: 0-60mph 10.0secs
Overall fuel consumption:

Clutch: 10in s.d.p. Borg & Beck
Gears: 4-speed manual
Ratios: Top 3.64, 3rd 4.98,
2nd 7.22, 1st 12.29,
Propellar Shaft: Hardy Spicer open

All Steel body bolted on pressed steel longitudal box section chassis

Lockheed hydraulic 12in drums (std)
Front: disc (non std)
Rear: 12in drums


Burman re-circlating ball
Turning circle: 31ft
Steering wheel: 3.5 turns lock
to lock
Front: Torsion bar I.F.S.
Rear: Semi-elliptic leaf
Shock absorbers front: Newton telescopic Rear: Girling PV7

Centre lock 16in wire spoke
with 6.00 x 16 crossply tyres

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 8ft 6in
Track - front: 4ft 3in, rear: 4ft 2in
Overall length: 14ft 5in
Overall width: 5ft 2in
Overall height: 4ft 5in
Ground clearance: 7.2in
Kerb weight: 26.9cwt

Fuel tank :14 Imp gallons
Sump: 25 Imp pints
Radiator: 25.5 pints
Rear axle: 3.5 pints S.A.E 90
Gearbox: 2.5 pints S.A.E 30

XK 120 Production
1948-54: 7,631 roadsters,
2,678 coupés built