Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum presents the May Automobile of the Month: 1951 Jaguar XK-120
Each month the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum designates one of its automobiles to be the Automobile of the Month. Visitors are able to pick-up and take home with them a full page of information about the spotlight automobile. The May 2013 Automobile of the Month is the 1951 Jaguar XK-120, graciously on loan to the museum by an anonymous lender.
Given how popular it has come to be today, it is intriguing that Jaguar got its start building sidecars in 1919. The Jaguar XK series became known in the racing world after several impressive wins in the late 1940s and early 1950s in Europe and the United States. The “120” in its name stands for 120 miles per hour, but it can actually reach 130 to 140 miles per hour.
The Jaguar XK-120 has a 210 cubic-inch in-line six-cylinder engine that creates 160 horsepower. It has a 102-inch wheelbase. Features that you don’t see on many other cars include locking fenderskirts on the rear wheels and a lock on the gas tank door. Come see this impressive and beautiful early series of the now world-famous make!
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – where the world’s finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is located in the original 1930s national headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Last admission one hour before closing. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! Shop the Museum Store Online today! automobilemuseum.org