1956 Jaguar XK 140

OTS SE, Mille Miglia Eligible


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    Convertible / Roadster
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- Just finished from an extremely impressive restoration
- Mille Miglia eligible
- Many enthusiasts consider the XK 140 the pinnacle of the XK series of Jaguars, offering a combination of XK 120 style with the comfort and usability of the later XK 150
- Original Left Hand Drive example
- Wonderful color combination
- Desirable Special Equipment example
- Fitted with an overdrive

The Jaguar XK-140, produced from late 1954 into 1957, generally continued the beautiful styling and impressive performance of the XK-120 that preceded it.

XK140 models included a cabriolet-type Drophead Coupé (DHC), a Fixed-Head Coupe and an Open Two-Seater (OTS) roadster, as represented here. Jaguar designers moved the DOHC 3.4 liter inline 6-cylinder engine forward in the XK chassis for the new model.

The XK 140 permitted in comparison to the XK 120 more legroom in the cockpit, even as the previously used dashboard and seating locations were retained. For the first time, a bit of open space was also provided behind the front seat.

The XK 140 was built between 1954 and 1957


Being very familiar with the Jaguar XK 140 we can say that it is one of the best driving cars from the fifties. We are happy that we have owned the original Works Jaguar XK 140 OTS with which we drove several times the Mille Migila. Being in the Mille Miglia with a car means that you will know everything from the car after some days. We have had a lot of cars but an XK 140 has really everything a classic car needs to have.

First of all, almost everybody can fit in a XK 140.
There is a relative big engine so you can use it on a race track but also on a sunday if you want to go out for a picnic.
Even if you would like to get a bit further from home and take the car to your holiday destination, a Jaguar XK is an excellent car as it has quite a lot of luggage space (for a classic car).


The car has been extremely nice restored and is just finished. Since the restoration the car drove approximately 200 kilometers.
The entire car has been fully dismantled and has been taken from the chassis.
Over 150 pictures of the restoration are available and every single piece including, engine, gearbox and drive train have been rebuilt.

The exterior is probably better then new. The car is extremely nice painted in a beautiful dark grey metallic color.
All chrome have been redone and is in a new condition.

It will be hard to find details on this car which are not correct or not nice restored. Every single detail is in a prefect restored condition.

Today, this iconic sports car is beautifully presented with period-correct Grey paintwork over a rich Red leather interior.

The grey paintwork suits the sensuous curves of the body extremely nice.

Due to the wonderful color combination the car presents beautifully.


The beautiful Red leather interior suits the outside color Dark Grey very nice.

The entire interior has been period correct renewed and has been restored with with the correct materials. The result is outstanding.

This interior has been made from a very nice and very soft leather and is custom made. It is nowadays possible to purchase leather covers but the fitting is an issue.

The complete interior has been specifically made by an interior specialist, so the seats, carpets, softtop, side screens etc. etc. are all made specifically for this car.


This XK140 OTS SE is well sorted throughout and ready to be enjoyed by its next owner, in spirited open-air drives, touring events, or car shows.

The sound of the car is wonderful. It has a beautiful noise from the exhaust. Sporty but still chique.

The handling of the car is perfect. Steering is direct, shifting is easy and the brakes are responding immediately.

The car drives as it looks. Very very well and correct sorted/restored.

This car offers a great opportunity to acquire an engaging driver’s car that is also beautiful and eligible for various driving events including the Mille Miglia.

Due to the so-called SE version (C-type engine with 210) horsepower and the optional overdrive, it is the most desirable version of the Jaguar XK.
It makes the drivability just superb because the revs on the motorway decrease impressively when the overdrive is switched on.
A very nice and useful option which is luckily on this car.

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