1949-1954 Jaguar XK120

Michael Furman

Designed by Sir William Lyons
Although clearly influenced by the Touring-bodied BMW 328 Mille Miglia, the Jaguar XK120 is nonetheless a remarkable achievement. Jaguar boss Sir William Lyons also was the company's chief designer for most of his tenure. But he was neither a draftsman nor a modeler--instead, he worked with a panel beater to put his ideas directly into sheetmetal. The results were often stunning, as is the case with the XK120.

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