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Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupe LHD


  • Mileage 650 Miles

  • Year 1955

  • Price £149,950


Beautiful, fully restored and upgraded LHD XK140 finished in Pacific Blue with Blue leather.

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Jaguar’s XK Series were produced from 1948 until 1961 in three guises, the XK120, the XK140 and the XK150. The term “XK” evolved from the name of an engine, and the “120” of the XK120 represented the car’s maximum speed, which was a figure that was, in fact, conservative. When the XK120 was launched in October 1948, it was lauded as one of the finest high-performance sports cars ever to be manufactured in Britain. It was an immediate success in competition.

The XK140 was released in autumn of 1954, and it was offered with the same body styles as its predecessor: the drophead, the roadster, and the fixed head coupé. Similar in appearance to the 120, the 140 had larger bumpers, a new grille, and a chrome stripe along the bonnet, amongst other changes. The standard engine produced 190 brake horsepower, whilst the special equipment, or SE, version with the C-Type cylinder head produced 210 brake horsepower. The XK140 also handled better than the 120, thanks to better damping and the fact that the engine had been mounted further forward in the chassis. The XK140 could cruise all day at up to 135 mph, and very few of the world’s most expensive cars were quicker than it.

This left-hand drive example one of just 1,455 Drophead Coupes built for 1955, and its recently awarded Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirms that it was manufactured 9th June 1955 and originally distributed by Hoffman of New York, USA. The certificate also confirms that the car retains its original matching body and chassis.

The car presents superbly and was subject to a very recent ground up restoration with marque specialists Twyford Moors in the United Kingdom. Included in the works was a bare metal respray in Jaguar Pacific Blue as well as a full interior retrim in Dark Blue leather and a fresh Dark Blue Mohair hood was fitted.

In addition to this, the car received a large number of mechanical upgrades to improve both usuability and performance. The car is now fitted with a fast road specification 3.4 straight six engine paired to a 5 speed gearbox and a modified flywheel. Further upgrades include; uprated disc brakes, aluminium radiator, uprated starter motor, inertia seatbelts, electronic ignition, uprated heater, audio system with Bluetooth, stainless steel exhaust system, adjustable shock absorbers, and polybushed suspension. Electric power steering and air conditioning have also been fitted.

It has covered just over 600 miles since the works were completed in 2021 and the car would leave its new owner wanting for nothing. The Jaguar XK140 is a classic that offers a unique combination of style and performance. Its sleek design, powerful engine, and comfortable interior make it an excellent choice for anyone looking to experience the glory days of 1950s motoring. Whether you're looking for a car that will turn heads or provide a thrilling driving experience, this XK140 will not disappoint. Contact us now for more information or to arrange a viewing.