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March 29, 2010

Luxury Exotic Rentals in Las Vegas, Nevada

One of the available cars that can be rented in Las Vegas car rentals is the 1952 Jaguar XK120.The Jaguar XK120 came out as one of the fastest standard production car. This vehicle runs at an impressive 120 mph or 193 km/h and even faster if the windscreen was removed.

Jaguar Cars Limited, the creators of the Jaguar XK120 is a luxury car manufacturer that is based on Coventry, England. It was founded in 1922 in Blackpool and was named as the Swallow Sidecar Company by two motorcycle enthusiasts, William Walmsley and William Lyons. In 1934 it changes its name to SS Cars Ltd in Coventry. The first time the SS Jaguar name first came out was on the 2.5 liter saloon in 1935. Then due to the lack of popularity of the SS from WWII, it was dropped in 1945 and became Jaguar Cars Ltd.

Throughout its history, the Jaguar passed through a series of ownership changes. In 1966 it merged with British Motor Corporation and the Austin-Morris to form British Motor Holdings. In 1968 it again merged with Leyland and became British Leyland Motor Corporation. In 1975 it became British Leyland Ltd.

And in 1984 it became a separate company on the stock market. Then it was purchased by Ford Motor Company in September 1989. And just recently on June 2 2008 Tata Motors of India bought the Jaguar from Ford Motor Company.

The 1952 Jaguar XK120 was a sports car manufactured between 1948 and 1954. It succeeded the SS 100 which ended its production after the start of World Wad II. It was launched at the 1948 London Motor Show as a test bed vehicle to highlight the new Jaguar XK engine. But the car became such a sensation that William Lyons was persuaded to put it into production as a standard model.

The first cars that were manufactured had hand built aluminum bodies on an ash frame. Its famous engine was the XK engine which had dual overhead cam 3.4 L straight-6 engine. The XK120 was available as a coupe, convertible, or an original roadster.

In January 1954, the XK120 coupe won the first 24 hour race held in Australia. In June 1954 a XK120 FHC won the first import win in NASCAR’s first road race at Linden Airport New Jersey. In 1949 a publication called The Motor Magazine recorded an OTS roadster having a top speed of 124.6 mph and could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 10.0 seconds.

The Jaguar XK 120 is one of the historic and fastest car model from Jaguar Cars Ltd. It is a sports car and a luxury car in one, and that with a classic flair to it. But whatever you may call it, you can rent it at one of the rental cars of Las Vegas. Other sports, exotic, luxury, and classic car models are also available. Just access our websites and there you can find more information and other services. These one of a kind babies await you to take them on the Las Vegas strip.

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