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Jaguar XK120: When Coventry Went To Le Mans

You can drive this Jaguar XK120 on the street today thanks to classic plates, but you might want to take owner William Foster’s advice and put on a helmet if you plan to do so with any pace. The diminutive wind deflector will only catch a few errant bugs, and after all, the car was built to race rather than putt-putt about town. One of the three XK120s that the Jaguar factory prepared and selectively doled out to private teams for the 1950 24 Hours of Le Mans, this car was a pioneering piece of Jaguar’s dominance of the race in the decade to come. Giving way to the C- and D-Types that would earn five wins at Le Mans (two for the C-Type, a hat trick for the D-Type), this XK120 is a special piece of British racing history.

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added on 7 May 2019

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