1955 Jaguar XKSOLD

Recently restored to its former glory....

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The ever-popular Jaguar XK140 is a sports car manufactured between 1954 and 1957 as the successor to the XK120. Upgrades included more interior space, improved brakes, rack and pinion steering, increased suspension travel, and telescopic shock absorbers. Available in Coupé, Drop Head Coupé or Roadster styles, the car was an immediate hit! Road going versions were powered by the Jaguar XK 3.4 litre engine with the Special Equipment modifications from the XK120, raising the specified power by 10bhp to 190bhp at 5500rpm, as standard. When fitted with the C-Type cylinder head, 210bhp was produced at 5750rpm.
This particular XK140 is an original right-hand drive fixed head coupe manufactured in 1955 and is one of only 842 examples manufactured for the UK market. First registered on June 11th 1955 by Litherland Motors of Liverpool and sold to a Mr Thomas Melling of Southport. Finished in the classic combination of Old English White with contrasting red leather trim and red carpets. The car has just had an extensive overhaul by a leading marque specialist.
Works carried out include: bodywork; doors, bonnet and boot lid re-fitted to produce excellent shut lines. Entire body fully prepared, primed and painted, including door shuts, engine bay and wheels. Brightwork polished and replaced where necessary. Body cavities wax injected and new body sealing rubbers fitted all around. 
Mechanicals; brakes serviced, gearbox rebuilt, oil & filters changed (Oil pressure is excellent we are told). Engine bay wiring fully overhauled. Cylinder block, head and radiator cleaned and painted. Cam covers and carburettor dash pots polished. Interior seats re-connollised and carpets cleaned. It should be noted that at some stage in the car's history a stronger more powerful 3.8 litre engine from the later XK150 has been fitted.
This car is in excellent condition and is sold with a new MOT certificate (Oct 2014) and a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate.
The desirable and hugely appropriate registration number - 140 FLF - is also included in the sale price.

Reference Number 248033

as of 11/18/2013

Overview
Car 1955 Jaguar XK
Transmission Manual Shift 
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First registered on June 11th 1955 by Litherland Motors of Liverpool and sold to a Mr Thomas Melling of Southport, this is an original RHD UK car, finished in the classic combination of Old English White with contrasting red leather trim and red carpets.The car has just had an extensive overhaul by a leading marque specialist. Works carried out include:Bodywork:Doors, bonnet and boot lid re-fitted to produce excellent shut lines.Entire body fully prepared, primed and painted, incl. door shuts, engine bay and wheels.Brightwork polished and replaced where necessary.Body cavities wax injected and new body sealing rubbers fitted all around.Mechanicals:Brakes serviced.Gearbox rebuilt.Oil & filters changed (Oil pressure is excellent).Engine bay wiring fully overhauled.Cylinder block, head and radiator cleaned and painted.Cam covers and carburettor dash pots etc. polished.InteriorSeats re-connollised.Carpets cleanedIt should be noted that at some stage in the carâs history, a 3.8 litre engine from the later XK150 has been fitted.This car is in excellent condition and will be sold with a new MOT certificate (Oct 2014) and a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate.The desirable and hugely appropriate registration number (140FLF) is also included in the sale price.