1954 Jaguar XK 140

Special Equipment Roadster

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1954
  • Automobiltyp 
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    British Racing Green
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Incorporating The Excellence of Porsche
Brands Hatch
Kent

Sunday 25th May 2008

Collectors'' Items: 2.30pm
Motor Cars: 4.30pm

The XK120 set new standards in car design and manufacture, but some of Jaguar''s suppliers needed time to catch up - they were not used to making lights and brakes for cars capable of over 120mph. It is to Jaguar''s credit that it ran a development programme which continued to within months of the last XK150 model. When the XK140 was announced in 1954 it was essentially an evolutionary version of the XK120 and it retained the latter''s excellent dynamics and superb levels of appointment and attention to detail. Engine power increased to 190bhp, there were stiffer suspension torsion bars and improved lights, cooling, brakes and steering. The main improvement, however, was moving the engine and scuttle three inches forward which gave better handling and improved cockpi