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|The Jaguar XK 140 replaced the famous XK 120 and was brought onto the market in 1954. The XK 140 was an evolution of the XK 120 with some visual differences and technical improvements. The handsome and dynamic features remained largely unchanged. New was the grille, which counted fewer vertical bars; the rear lights were larger, the bumpers were thicker, and the front indicators, which were placed on the front of the front wing. The important technical improvement was that the XK 140 was provided with a rack and pinion steering which greatly improved steering and driving.|
De 3.4-litre XK engine was increased by an extra 30 hp. and produced a standard 190 hp. from that time onwards. XK 140s that were provided with the SE option ("Special Equipment") were fitted with an engine giving 210 hp. Like the XK 120, the XK 140 was available as roadster, a larger DHC (Drop Head Coupe) and as FHC (Fixed Head Coupe) with a fixed steel roof.
The XK 140 was built until 1957 was succeeded by the XK 150.
Six cylinder engine
cylinder capacity: 3442 cc.
carburettors: 2 x S.U.
capacity: 210 bhp. at 5500 rpm. (SE specification)
top-speed: 210 km/h.
gearbox: 4-speed, manual + overdrive
weight: 1345 kg.
Jaguar XK 140 3.4 Litre -S- FHC, year 1956. Chassis (VIN) number S815672BW. Colour blue metallic with a two-tone blue/grey leather interior and blue carpet. This tremendous Jaguar XK 140 3.4 Litre -S- Fixed Head Coupe was just finished after extensive 'nut and bolt' restoration! The colour scheme of the body and the interior is just as the car left the Jaguar factory in 1956. The automobile is in brand new concours (show) condition. A Heritage Certificate is present stating that the body/engine combination is matching and that the car is factory fitted with the 'Special Equipment' package. The -S- engine delivers an additional 20 bhp. to the standard 3.4 Litre XK engine. During restoration the original automatic gearbox was exchanged by a manual 4-speed gearbox with overdrive. A good decision in our opinion considering drivability, acceleration and sheer driving fun! This fine Jaguar features a MotoLita steering wheel with wooden rim, a beautiful classic radio, 5 chrome wire wheels, a Stainless Steel exhaust system, electronic ignition and an automatic/electric cooling fan.
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Sold on the 23.05.2013
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