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Jaguar’s XK140 added several meaningful developments to its predecessor, the XK120, which had stunned the public when it debuted in 1948. Clever repackaging increased interior space, while the technical specification gained rack and pinion steering and telescopic shock absorbers. Some of Jaguar’s most thrilling technical innovations, which contributed to the C-Type’s 1951 and 1953 Le Mans wins, made their way into the XK140’s optional C-Type cylinder head and Special Equipment “SE” package, which included larger carburetors, dual exhaust, wire wheels, and Lucas fog lamps.

According to the accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate, this XK140 Roadster was completed on February 9, 1956, and dispatched new to Jaguar Cars of New York. Originally finished in Cream with Red leather upholstery and a Black soft top, this Jaguar is among the desirable Special Equipment or “SE” models, as denoted by the “S” prefix to the chassis number. This example was also fitted with the optional C-Type cylinder head, which increased engine output to a stout 210 bhp. In all, approximately 2,028 left-hand-drive XK140 Roadsters were factory equipped with both the SE package and C-Type head, a combination often referred to as the “MC” model.

Recently discovered in long-term, single family ownership, this XK140 SE Roadster is presented in as-found condition and may be an ideal candidate for a complete, ground-up restoration. Displaying 82,024 miles on the odometer when catalogued, this unrestored Jaguar retains its original, matching-numbers engine (block and head), chassis, and body per the JDHT certificate on file.

Given its relatively limited production numbers, ideal factory specification, and eligibility for some of the most popular driving events and concours, this XK140 SE Roadster represents an exciting opportunity for the enthusiast looking for a worthy and rewarding restoration project.

*Please note that this vehicle has been in long-term static storage and may not be currently operational. It will require mechanical attention prior to road use.

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