1955 Jaguar XK140MC FHC – SOLD

Chassis: S814620DN

Engine: 3.4L #G4572-8S

Transmission: 4-Speed

Original Euro Delivery SE/MC

Heritage Certificate Available

Price: SOLD

 

The Jaguar XK-140 was a similar but much improved version of the XK-120. Offering new creature comforts (more cabin space, rear seats, fold-down boot partition) as well as mechanical improvements such as rack and pinion steering, more durable bumpers and options for an OD transmission and twin exhaust, these vehicles paved the way for the successor “E-Type” and inspired designers the world around for generations to come.

This offering presents a remarkably good opportunity for restoration. A Colorado barn-find, this 140 still enjoys a strong chassis after 60 years of life. Over the last 30 years, this car has seen two owners in the dry climates of Colorado and Wyoming. Originally a German delivery car, this example was loaded from the factory in SE spec which then included options such as the rare overdrive gearbox and foglamps. Swapped years ago, the overdrive is no longer with the car. Original glass remains throughout and, while not currently installed, hard-to-find windshield and rear window trim are included with this car. The matching #’s engine includes the “C-Type” cylinder head; rated to increase power output by 20-30bhp. Sharing commonalities with both the XK-120 and 150, the 140 benefits her owners with timeless styling coupled with a community wealth of parts and information. An excellent starting point for the enthusiastic restorer!