Jaguar XK140 Drop Head Coupe
. Genuine home market car.
. Full restoration by Twyford Moors XK Specialist.
. 2010 Hurlingham Club concours winner.
. Reliable completed numerous rallies in Europe, USA and Australia.
The Jaguar XK140 was launched at the 1954 London Motor Show as the successor to the Jaguar XK120. Available in three body styles fixed head coupe, drophead coupe and roadster. Whilst the 140 was similar in design to the outgoing model it was considerably more refined. Upgrades included more interior space with three inches extra leg room for taller drivers, improved brakes, rack and pinion steering, increased suspension travel, telescopic shock absorbers, close ratio gearbox and subtle bodywork changes including a wider radiator grille, new rear lights incorporating flashing indicators and larger bumpers to the front and rear. Under the bonnet the XK140 retained Jaguars well proven 3.4 litre twin cam six-cylinder engine, which now produced 190bhp, this in turn offered a 0-60mph of 9.1 seconds and onto a top speed of 140mph (hence the cars name.)
The Jaguar XK140 Drop head coupe offered here at Autostorico was first registered on 29th June 1955 as RLL350 ‘Chassis No: 807178.’ Supplied new by Ripco Ltd to its first owner Mr G Ferguson of Worthing Sussex, this genuine home market car is finished in its original Pastel Blue with Blue leather interior. Passing through a further three owners before being purchased by its current owner an avid Jaguar enthusiast and tourer in 2009. He undertook a no expense sparred restoration works included; Removing the engine and gearbox prior to a bare metal re-spray, The interior has been completely re-trimmed with new carpets and hood. The engine has undergone a complete rebuild and has been enhanced with the addition of electronic ignition and an alternator. A new five speed gearbox has been fitted to give more relaxed high-speed touring. Other work undertaken includes full re-wire, Front disc brakes fitted, Re-chromed, and new wire wheels and tyres.
The car comes complete with an extensive history file including a Jaguar heritage certificate, original buff logbook, previous MOT’s, and numerous invoices.
Offering a perfect opportunity to own a true British classic, which will certainly appreciate further over time.
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