1956 Jaguar XK 140

SE Drophead Coupe

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1956
  • Automobiltyp 
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Black
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring

Germany

Saturday 9th August 2008 Motor Cars at 17:00
Viewing: Friday 8th August from 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday from 10:00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

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 120 mph cars. It is to Jaguar''s credit that it ran a development programme which continued to within months of the last XK150. When the XK140 was announced in 1954 it was essentially a Mk II version. It retained the excellent dynamics of the XK120 and its superb level of appointment and attention to detail. Engine power increased to 190bhp, there were stiffer 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 cockpit space without c