1957 Jaguar XKSOLD

Roadster Convertible

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1957 Jaguar XK 140 Open Two Seater (OTS) Roadster VIN: 813203 The time came in 1954 to update and improve the groundbreaking XK120. After taking in the shortcomings of their austere sports car Jaguar came up with it successor, the XK140. It was a brilliant piece of engineering aimed directly at the American market. Cooling systems were improved along with better performance, a sturdier body, upgraded brakes, more legroom, and rack-and-pinion steering. The sleek, flowing lines from the XK120 were maintained with the only visual changes being more significant bumpers, and the “wide stripe” grille. The result is one of the finest and best looking sports cars ever produced. This exceptional roadster benefited from a complete mechanical and cosmetic restoration in 2006. The body was removed from the chassis, and then set up on a rotisserie for a bare metal strip and refinish. All the doors, fenders, hood, trunk lid, and component pieces were test fit multiple times to ensure precision body gaps and panel match. The body was shot in the period correct color of Pearl Grey and then reassembled. $38,500 worth of work resulted in a stunning paint job and show winning fit and finish. The body wasn't the only part of the car to receive such fine treatment. The engine also experienced a thorough and professional rebuild that included new bearings, timing chains, valves, valve springs, pistons and rings. And since engine beauty isn't just piston deep all of the exterior aluminum was appropriately polished to a mirror like finish. Brakes were overhauled, and then improved with addition of stainless steel brake lines and hoses. The suspension received a complete rebuild including an upgrade with polyurethane bushings. Even the chassis was stripped down and repainted to stunning effect. This roadster's chassis, engine, gearbox and body numbers are correctly matching to the original builder's plate. The twin overhead camshaft 3442cc inline 6 pulls strong through the 4 speed sycromesh transmission, and sounds magnificent barking through the upgraded duel stainless steel exhaust system. In case rain catches you off guard this roadster has a fitted soft top with side curtains to keep you dry, or if you are feeling a bit more adventurous the tonneau cover will protect the interior while you brave the elements. Few cars deliver the true, original sports car experience better than the XK 140. Whether it is the wind in your hair, or the power and handling at your fingertips you are never disappointed driving an XK. SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE PHOTOS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We thank you for your interest in Canepa Design. To request further information or submit offers, please call or email: Bruce Canepa 831.430.9940 bruce@canepa.com Please visit canepa.com to view our complete inventory of automobiles. -
Color: Pearl Grey
Interior: Burgundy Leather
Body Type: Convertible
Engine: 3.4 Liter Inline 6
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
Options: AM/FM, Leather Interior Surface

Reference Number 161074

as of 2/14/2012

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Car 1957 Jaguar XK
VIN 813203 
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