COMPARE THE JAGUAR XK120 (OTS) AND THE JAGUAR XK120 (DHC)
The XK120 Open Two-Seater (OTS), built as a racecar, was introduced by Jaguar at the 1949 London Auto Show. Based on overwhelming public response, Jaguar placed the car in production in 1950. To further increase interest in the car, Jaguar introduced the Fixed-Head Coupe (FHC) or hardtop version in 1952. In 1953, the Drop-Head Coupe (DHC), a convertible with improved sophistication and weather worthiness, was unveiled. Specialty Auto-sports, inc. has chosen to concentrate its efforts on the DHC as the most desirable of the three models.
The table below is a point-by-point comparison of the major features of the two models offered by Specialty Auto-sports, Inc. The one common element of the two models is the chassis and driveline which is identical.
|MajorFeature||Drop Head Coupe (DHC)||Open Two Seater (OTS)|
|Engine||Fuel injected 195 hp 4.0L I6||Fuel injected 195 hp 4.0L I6|
|Transmission||Automatic Overdrive or 5 Speed Manual||Automatic Overdrive or 5 Speed Manual|
|Differential||open with 2.73 ratio or higher||open with 2.73 ratio or higher|
|Front Suspension||Unequal length upper and lower arm - adjustable coil over shocks||Unequal length upper and lower arm - adjustable coil over shocks|
|Rear suspension||straight axle - adjustable coil over shocks||straight axle - adjustable coil over shocks|
|Brakes||power 4 wheel disc||power 4 wheel disc|
|Steering||Manual or Power rack and pinion||Manual or Power rack and pinion|
|exhaust||single w/twin tip - catalytic converters||single w/twin tip - catalytic converters|
|Wheels||direct bolt custom steel wheels-hubcaps||direct bolt custom steel wheels-hubcaps|
|Windshield||Body integrated frame||Bolt on frame|
|Convertible top||Canvas fold down with boot||Canvas removable - rear storage|
|Door windows||power rollup||removable curtains-frames|
|Rear "Jump Seat"||yes||no|
|Custom walnut dash and garnish||yes||no|
Both models enjoy use or availability of: AC-heat-defrost, cruise control, tilt column, electronic gauges, seat belts, trunk storage, courtesy lights, accessory plug, windshield washer, AM-FM-CD stereo, much more.