When the two-seater Jaguar XK 120 Roadster prototype was displayed at the 1948 London Motor Show, the car’s mix of speed and style made it the talk of the town. The dual overhead camshaft inline 6-cylinder XK engine produced a top speed of 120 miles per hour, making the XK 120 the world’s fastest commercially available car. That speed, combined with its sleek swooping shape left car enthusiasts with just one question: “When can I buy one?” More than 60 years later, car enthusiasts are still asking the same question.
A XK 120 will sell for £100,000 to £130,000 at auction. For the significantly lower price, you can own your own die-cast 1:24 precision scale Jaguar XK 120 Roadster. Just as that powerful engine and perfect form set the 1951 Roadster apart from other cars, the moving parts and attention to the little details on this masterpiece of engineering and style are what allow this Roadster replica to accelerate away from the competition.