PRICE RANGE £22,500-225,000
Like its E-type successor, the XK changed dramatically, because while the 120s can rightfully be seen as effectively sophisticated pre-war cars (like the BMW 328), the 140 and 150 versions are more sophisticated, but still with a decently raw, involving edge.
Prices vary wildly, but USAsourced imports can often offer more affordable ownership – if you don’t mind a left-hand-drive car, that is.
ONE THAT SOLD
1953 Jaguar XK120 3.8 fhc £119,100 (Bonhams)