So much is said about the “classics” in the automotive industry. Can you name a few? What would be your personal favorite? My personal favorite was one I owned, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, bright yellow with a black racing stripe and 427 horses under the hood. Oh how I loved that car!
The same can be said about engines and certainly one of the classic engines ever designed was the Jaguar XK, a dual overhead camshaft, otherwise designated as a DOHC, inline 6-cylinder engine that was originally produced in 1949 and continued to be manufactured until 1992.
It came in six displacements, namely the 3.4-liter, 2.4-liter, 3.8-liter, 3.0-liter, 2.8 and 4.2-liter. With its advanced valve and head configuration it was far and away better than its competition, the BMW and Mercedes engines.
Several prototypes were designed during World War II; the main goal was to develop an engine that would not need revision for years to come and that would out-perform the competition. The early prototypes were called the XF and XJ 6-cylinder, but neither produced the torque that was desired, so eventually, in 1947, the XK 6-cylinder was designed and tested and adequately performed with a capacity of 3,442 cc. And still the testing and designing went on until two block sizes were settled on, the shorter block for the 2.4 and 2.8-liter engines and the full sized block for both versions of the 3.4 and 3.8 and 4.2-liter engines.
And thus the famed XK engine was born and would serve the world for forty-three years as a sign of refinement and luxury.
At All Import Auto Parts we love automotive history. This is our passion, our lives, and we pride ourselves in knowing as much as possible about used parts, replacement parts, and aftermarket parts. Whether you need Toyota used parts, Nissan used parts, Saab used parts or Scion parts, you can rest assured that we will have what you need on our salvage yard lot.
And just as the Jaguar XK engine was known for dependability, so too is All Import Auto Parts. We guarantee every single used import part that we sell. We want our customers satisfied so that they return to us; that is only good business sense. But also we do that because we live, work and play in the Fort Worth area and we believe our customers are