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US $129,988.00
Year:1956 Mileage:8000
Location:

Conroe, Texas, United States

Conroe, Texas, United States

1956 Jaguar XK-140MC Roadster: Launched in 1954, the Jaguar XK140 was a similar but more refined vehicle than its sensational XK120 predecessor, with the major engineering changes including the repositioning of the engine three inches further forward and the  adoption of rack-and-pinion steering as used on the C-Type race cars. The suspension and brakes remained much as before, though with stiffer torsion bars at the front and telescopic shock absorbers replacing the previous lever type  at the rear. Like its XK120 forbear, the XK140 was built in three model types: roadster, coupe and drophead coupe, all distinguishable by a revised radiator grille, rear lights incorporating flashing indicators, and larger bumpers  that were more compatible with the large American cars of the day.   

The power unit remained Jaguar's well-tried, 3.4-litre, twin-cam six, which now produced 190bhp in standard trim thanks to higher-lift camshafts and revised porting. To ensure reliability, steel bearing-caps replaced the previous  cast-iron type. A close-ratio gearbox enabled better use to be made of the increased performance, and the Laycock de Normanville overdrive on this car became an option for the first time. Special Equipment XK140s such as this example  came with wire wheels and Lucas fog lamps, and could be ordered with an engine developing 210bhp courtesy of the C-Type cylinder head featured on this car.  XK140 performance was well up to the standards set by its exemplary  predecessor, contemporary magazine road-tests regularly recording top speed figures in excess of 120mph. Tested by Road & Track magazine, a USA-specification XK140MC, as the C-Type 'head-equipped SE version was known in the states,  recorded a 0-60mph time of 8.4 seconds on the way to a top speed of 121.1mph.

This beautiful example received a body-off-frame restoration just a few years ago, refinished in deep red paint with new tan leather upholstery.  The car has been well stored and driven only for hobby events ever since, with just  7,500 miles showing since restoration.  Equipped with the desirable C type heads and overdrive, it's perfectly set up for touring, as the car pulls strongly and easily runs along all day at highway speeds.  The black soft-top, side  curtains, and windows that accompany the car are in like-new condition, making this a very comfortable and capable touring car no matter what the weather.  It wears new Firestone radial tires on impeccable chrome wire wheels, and  the attention to detail during the restoration is obvious. The XK 140's in general have been strong in the market recently, so take advantage of this opportunity to own a beautiful example that has all the right equipment and is presented in exceptional condition throughout. It's a car  that will turn heads at any British or JCNA event, while bringing the new owner exceptional road manners and a spirited driving experience for many years to come. 

With the "Buy it Now" option you can own this classic jaguar now and receive FREE SHIPPING * to your driveway. Not only is shipping free but we will handle all of the shipping arrangements and provide  complete cargo insurance while in transit. Why wait a week just to be out bid at the last second by another bidder? We sell 90% of our cars with the low “Buy It Now” option. This classic XK140 convertible is not a vehicle you are  going to find at your local dealership. Reserve is set just below the “Buy It Now” price. Why wait? “Buy It Now” and get your new Jaguar XK140 Roadster home safe and hassle free! If you are local or have your own transportation  arrangements, we may accept a slightly lower offer. Additional photos available.

* USA - excludes; Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, & Maine. International - Buyer will receive $500 USD shipping discount.

CURRENT VALUES:
NADA GUIDE      ...... $181,080
HAGERTY        ...... $139,500
CPI BLACK BOOK ...... $133,000 (#2)

DAYS / NIGHTS / WEEKENDS / HOLIDAYS: Call Brian ANY time for further details at (832)606-9952.

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