• Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    879
  • Reference number 
    244
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

Chassis No. S 817911 DN

Engine No. G 5246-8

Body No. P 4199

The drophead coupe was the rarest of the Jaguar XK 140 variants, with 2,789 produced in several different variations. Among the most desirable was known to the American market as the MC or elsewhere as the SE, for 'Special Edition,' recognizing its C-Type-style cylinder head and larger carburetor enabling 210 bhp. Cars fitted with this option had an 'A' prefix to their serial number, and were also regularly fitted with chrome wire wheels, dual exhaust, and fog lights.

This car was acquired by Mr. Taylor in 2003 from John H. MacNeill of Indialantic, Florida, who had owned it since at least 1982 according to a title on file. Inspection indicates it likely spent most of its life in a dry climate, as it remains very original, including some of its factory Cream paint and the original red leather upholstery, accented by matching Wilton wool carpeting and a black canvas top. The original engine per the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, including both block and head, is present under the hood, exhaling through dual stainless-steel exhausts, and mated to the four-speed manual transmission with factory overdrive. At the time of cataloging the car displayed 66,786 miles. Accompanying is the original spare wheel with what may be the original Dunlop Roadspeed spare tire, as well as an original jack, grease gun, ratchet, tool roll, knock-off hammer, cardboard ignition wire loom, and black canvas top boot.

Never fully restored and retaining many original features, this rare XK 140 MC drophead coupe is among the most desired of its ilk – truly a car for the Jaguar enthusiast seeking the uncommon.

Titled as 1956