1955 Jaguar XK 140

Drophead Coupe - LHD, European Specification

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Dark Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring
Germany
Saturday 14 August 2010
Motor Cars at 16:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: 817108DN
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 compromising the car‘s stunning lines.
The XK series is one