Jaguar XK - A Celebration of Jaguars 1950s Classic

Author(s): Nigel Thorley


A welcome addition to the Haynes Great Cars Series, this volume focuses on the Jaguar XK 120, 140 and 150 model ranges. The XK 120 is significant in Jaguar's history as it was the marque's first post-war sports car, succeeding the SS100, and powered by the new XK engine. Respected Jaguar historian Nigel Thorley tells the story of this important range of cars.

2008. First edition. A near fine copy only marked by very faint age tanning to the page edges. The d/w is unclipped and also near fine with again very light age tanning to the edges. Scans available if required.


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Nigel Thorley is a respected Jaguar historian who has written numerous books about the marque, and was a founder member of the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club. His titles for Haynes include Great Cars: Jaguar Mark 1 & 2, Great Cars: Jaguar E-type and Jaguar: All the cars. He lives at Auckley, near Doncaster.

Introduction: an overview of Jaguar sports car production leading up to the XK120. Pre- and post-war developent: the story behind the XK power unit and Jaguar's new chassis with independent front suspension. 1948: the birth of a legend. 1950-52: mass producion, the move to Browns Lane and the launch of the fixed-head coupe. 1953: another variant - the drop-head coupe. 1954: the XK 140 1957: the XK 150 1958-61: ongoing development of the XK 150 range, roadster and S engines and run-out of production. XK Today: the decline of interest in the cars after the introduction of the E-type and the rise back to popularity, restoration and racing.

General Fields

  • : 9781844253326
  • : Haynes Publishing
  • : haynes
  • : 0.844
  • : July 2008
  • : 250mm X 250mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • : 152
  • : 629.2222
  • : Hardback
  • : Nigel Thorley