In 1954 the all-conquering XK120 gave way to the XK140. Visual changes included more substantial bumpers with over-riders, a one-piece radiator grille, and a chrome strip down the centre of the car that proudly incorporated a red shield with the words 'Winner Le Mans 1951-3' inscribed in gold. The newcomer was offered in three body styles - Roadster, Drop Head Coupe and Fixed Head Coupe. The XK140 was a quick car by any standards, and in SE trim could accelerate to 60mph in under 9 seconds and rapidly on to a top speed approaching 125mph.
This most striking of XK140s is a 1955 'home market' model that's finished in Caviar Metallic complemented by Beige leather upholstery and white wall tyres. It has been the subject of much recent refurbishment, during which many body panels were replaced, all glasswork, lighting and the steering wheel renewed, the brakes overhauled and converted to discs all-round and the woodwork renovated. A radio has been discreetly installed complete with iPod connector and the vendor now regards the bodywork as "very good", the interior trim as "like new", the engine as "excellent" and the overdrive manual gearbox as "working very well". 'RLX 345' currently displays an unwarranted 37,556 miles and is MOT'd into March next year.
PLEASE NOTE: The vendor has informed us that the vehicle has been fitted with front disc brakes only and not as the catalogue describes.
PLEASE NOTE: The vendor has informed us that the overdrive unit does not appear to be working.