• Baujahr 
  • Kilometerstand 
    72 890 km / 45 292 mi
  • Automobiltyp 
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Lenkung 
    Lenkung links
  • Zustand 
  • Innenfarbe 
  • Innenausstattung 
  • Anzahl der Türen 
  • Zahl der Sitze 
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
  • Getriebe 
  • Leistung 
    190 BHP / 193 PS / 142 kW
  • Antrieb 
  • Kraftstoff 


This example

According to its Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate, the car shown here was manufactured on 22 December in 1955 and dispatched on 22 February 1956 to Jaguar Cars in New York, USA. The car was originally finished in Black and the car retains its matching number engine.

In 2007, the car was exported to The Netherlands for the current Dutch owner. The well respected XK specialist de Jong then restored the car. This superb XK 140 DHC still has its matching 3.4 litre double overhead camshaft inline-6 cilinder engine with 190 bhp @ 5500 rpm. The car has been very well kept since its restoration and comes with a Heritage sheet.

Now available from its long term owner who even took the car to Japan for the Samurai Challenge rally!

Dutch registered and price is Euro 124.500,-.

Please call for information.

Model history

When the Jaguar XK120 was launched in 1948, it was unique. The new Jaguar sports car brought racing car performance to the road, yet it did so with a level of comfort and sophistication unknown in such a vehicle. The car was intended for limited production only to try out Jaguar’s new twin overhead camshaft engine, designated during design and development by the initials ‘XK’.

The pioneering XK120 was succeeded by the XK140 in 1954. By the time of the XK140’s introduction, the racing C-type Jaguars had won Le Mans twice, which created great publicity for the company. The XK140 retained the classic shape and became a more refined car. The XK140 was powered by the William Heynes designed 3.4 litre double overhead camshaft inline-6 engine with the Special Equipment modifications from the XK120. This resulted in an output of 190 bhp @ 5500 rpm.

The appeal of XK’s today is probably based on such intangibles as nostalgia and style, but they can be very practical cars. The performance, even by today’s standards, is highly respectable.

Very Superior Old Cars is a classic sportscar consultancy company founded in 1992. We work for our customers to assist with all aspects of their car interests. From acquisition consultancy with restoration advice and management to private sales in our boutique art gallery.

VSOC is centrally located between Amsterdam and The Hague, only 17 km (11 miles) from Schiphol Airport. There is a broad selection of classic sports cars on display, in very good or excellent condition, varying from beautiful yet affordable sports cars to rare and valuable collectors’ items. When you intend to visit us in The Netherlands, we would advise you to make an appointment so that we can give you some quality time. If you arrive by plane or train, we would be happy to pick you up at the airport or train station. Besides Dutch we speak English, German, French and Italian.