1954 Jaguar XK 140

Special Equipment Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    British Racing Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Incorporating The Excellence of Porsche
Brands Hatch
Kent

Sunday 25th May 2008

Collectors'' Items: 2.30pm
Motor Cars: 4.30pm

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 cars capable of over 120mph. It is to Jaguar''s credit that it ran a development programme which continued to within months of the last XK150 model. When the XK140 was announced in 1954 it was essentially an evolutionary version of the XK120 and it retained the latter''s excellent dynamics and superb levels of appointment and attention to detail. Engine power increased to 190bhp, there were stiffer suspension 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 cockpi