• Jaguar XK120 DHC

Jaguar XK120 DHC

XK = engine (X-experimental/K-type series)
120 = maximum speed
SE = "Special Equipment" (optional)
M = "Modified" - "Special Equipment" only USA (optional)
DHC = Drop Head Coupé

Construction period April 1953 to September 1954
basis price £ 1160

1767 vehicles built
295 vehicles with right hand drive (RHD)
1472 vehicles with left hand drive (LHD)

Chassis Numbers

vehicles with right hand drive (RHD): 667001 to 667295
vehicles with left hand drive (LHD): 677001 to 678472

chassis numbers with a prefixed "S": "Special Equipment"

Engineering Changes

April 1953

(from DHC Model 667002 and 677016)

Salisbury 4HA 3,54:1 axle fitted instead 2HA 3,77:1.

June 1953

(from DHC Model 667002 and 677242)

new rev. counter cable fitted

(from DHC Model 667002 and 677286)

new speedo cable fitted

January 1954

(from DHC Model 667161 and 678085)

cigar lighter from the MK II Saloon (C.5631) fitted.

September 1954

(from DHC Model 667243 and 678305)

rev. counter cable now completely black polythene outer sleeve

(from DHC Model 667271 and 678390)

handbrake lever modified

(from DHC Model 667280 and 678418)

steering column changed and replaced dome-type horn-push (C.4514) against flat-type horn-push (C.5558).

Specifications

engine

inline 6 cylinder 4 stroke

gear

two overhead camshafts (DOHC), which are driven via chain

valve

valve angle 70o, overhead valves

bore x stroke

83 x 106 mm

displacement

3442 cc

performance

160 bhp at 5000 rpm
180 bhp at 5000 rpm at SE

maximum torque

195 lb ft at 2500 rpm
203 lb ft at 4000 rpm at SE

compression ratio

8:1

cooling

water

brake

front: drum brakes
rear: drum brakes

transmission

4 speed manual, as off second speed synchronized, transfer over prop shaft to the rear axle

wheel suspension

front: wishbone with torsion bar springs and hydraulic shock absorbers
rear: rigid axle with flat springs and hydraulic lever shock absorbers

body

all-steel body with aluminum doors and bonnet

wheelbase

8 ft 6 in

length

14 ft 6 in

width

5 ft 1,5 in

height

4 ft 5,5 in

maximum speed

119 mph

acceleration 0–60 mph

9.5 sec

dry weight

26,5 cwt. l.

kerb weight

27,5 cwt. l.