Explained: The Jaguar XK120 Dashboard

What do all of the buttons and Knobs do?!

The dashboard of a vintage car can be intimidating, often filled with nondescript but important buttons, knobs, and dials. Labels can also be very cryptic and almost counterintuitive especially on European cars depending on what part of the world you are from. Have no fear though, we can help. Exhibit A is the dashboard of our 1951 Jaguar XK120 FHC with a little diagram we created to clear up the ambiguity. Keep in mind, there are a few variations of the XK120 dashboard and sometimes, people will swap functionality features but in general, this is a good road map to follow as this car was restored to original, factory specification. Now, the next time your friend throws you the keys to their XK120, you won’t turn the windshield wipers on when trying to start the car! #claimyourclassic #Jaguar #xk120 #dashboard

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  • The wood on these is just gorgeous! I always think there's a set of crystal whiskey glasses hidden back there.

      3 months ago