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valued customers,

cars like the XK go from hand to hand. Each and every owner changed the things he found into the things he liked. So after ages of optimizing and individualizing there comes the time when the owner asks: How has the car been the day, it left the Jaguar factory? Was this part linned or painted? And if so, in which colour?

Contemporary specialists are getting rare. So is there still someone you can ask about: How did it look? You can. Here it is, the book with the answers to all the questions you ever had. For ages unavailable, but we could get hands on a small number of issues. In these books, covering the XK range, everything you even wanted to know is described.

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Our Jaguar-encyclopedias


This really quite extraordinary book records every detail for both LHD and RHD models and all body styles of this popular Jaguar sports car of the 1950s. Absolutely invaluable for both professional and amateur restorers - identify what should be where and what's missing!
With about 2000 drawings and additional description on design,

origin, construction, career and competition of these marvellous cars.
Author: Bernard Viart

XK 120 Explored part no. 499736 ‍£‍ ‍270

XK 140 Explored part no. 495610 ‍£‍ ‍270

XK 150 Explored part no. 508821 ‍£‍ ‍125

XK 150 HD6 carburetters

XK 150 rear axle

Jaguar XK120 - the anatomy of a cult object


Ten years have passed since and once again the subject under scrutiny seems to be limitless. As far as the XK120 goes, Sir William Lyons and his team appear to have deliberately planned to test the patience and research capabilities of future generations. Anyone who attempts to unravel the complex sequence of production modifications and the constructional secrets of the iconic XK120 sportscar is faced with new issues and queries over and over again. These do not only concern the technical components and the construction of the cars, both of which aspects were covered in Volume 1, but also the characteristics of the equipment and model finishes under investigation hereafter. The appearance and aesthetic aura of the XK120 are primarily influenced by the design and construction of its equipment, the choice of materials and the colour and trim finishes. In a car's lifetime however, it is exactly these elements which suffer most from wear and tear and changing tastes in fashion. The XK owner who seeks originality above all else will pay particular attention to these points, in the full knowledge that the XK can only fulfil its function as a means for a trip back in time to the sportscar culture of the Fifties when it is as close as possible to the original.

The anatomy of the XK120 as a cult object would be incomplete without an understanding of the documentation which accompanied the vehicle on delivery to its first owner, of the manuals, catalogues and contemporary advertising material distributed to dealers and garages. Finally, I feel that a closer look at XK drivers from a historical standpoint would not be out of place: A large part of the XK120 legend is based on the successes which were attained all over the world in countless sporting competitions. To go into too great a detail of the XK's racing history would exceed the capacity of this book. Yet, using Swiss privateers as examples, it will be demonstrated that the XK120 could claim to have achieved its own social and cultural value as part of the social elite of its day. Working on the stories of the Swiss privateers discussed in the Appendix turned out to be a fascinating challenge, especially as this part of the XK myth has received until now far too little attention in XK literature.

Jaguar XK 120 Volume 1
part no. 219023 ‍£‍ ‍150

Jaguar XK 120 Volume 2
part no. 496992 ‍£‍ ‍150


Instruction manual

Jaguar XK120. 72 pages with many illustrations, size: 210 x 148 mm, binding: paperback, language: English

part no. 202511 ‍£‍ ‍20


Instruction manual

Jaguar XK140. 58 pages with many illustrations, size: 210 x 148 mm, binding: paperback, language: English

part no. 319235 ‍£‍ ‍18


Instruction manual

Jaguar XK150. 72 pages with many illustrations, size: 210 x 148 mm, binding: paperback, language: English

part no. 202513 ‍£‍ ‍18


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