1955 Jaguar XK 140

XK Special Competition

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1955
  • Automobiltyp 
    Coupé
  • Rennwagen 
    Ja
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Blue
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 4th December 2008

At the 1948 London Motor Show, Jaguar had virtually thrown the sports car world into turmoil with its stunning XK120, the combination of style, speed, an outstanding chassis and remarkably low price was unbeatable and, without doubt, the XK120 was an absolute milestone for both Jaguar and the motor industry as a whole. At the heart of the William Lyons-styled roadster was Jaguar‘s all-new 3,442cc, twin overhead camshaft, straight six engine producing 160bhp via twin SU carburettors - sufficient for 120mph and 0-60mph in 12 seconds. Fine roadholding was ensured by the independent torsion bar/wishbone front suspension and semi-elliptic leaf-sprung rear axle, together with all-round drum brakes. Succeeding the Jaguar XK120 was the XK140 launched at the 1954 London Show. Visually similar but with a reshaped radiator grille with