1956 Jaguar XK 140

MC Roadster Restoration Project

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1956
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Cream
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Grand Prix, Competition, Touring & Rally Cars and Collectors' Items
Autosport International - The Racing Car Show
National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham
B40 1NT UK
Saturday 16th January 2009
Collectors' Items at 12.30pm
Motor Cars at 3.00pm
Registration Number: EU Taxes paid Chassis Number: S812305
Although the Jaguar XK120 set new standards in car design and manufacture, some of the marque‘s suppliers needed time to catch up - they were not used to making lights and brakes for 120mph+ 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 mark two version of the XK120, retaining 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 t