JAGUAR XK140 DHC 1956
restored by AS Classic Engineering
Delivered new to Hoffman, New York, USA on the 21/09/1955
First registration - 01/01/1956
Km - 109,000
Colour - Carmen Red
Condition - 85% restored in 2018
Chassis number - 817838
Matching Numbers - Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate
Hood was restored in 2018
Great Original interior
Disc brakes with two pistons per calliper at the front
Restoration & service
Over 97K€ spent on restauration in 2018.
About the XK 140The Jaguar XK 140 replaced the famous XK 120 and was brought onto the market in 1954. The XK 140 was an evolution of the XK 120 with some visual differences and technical improvements. The handsome and dynamic features remained largely unchanged. New was the grille, which counted fewer vertical bars; the rear lights were larger, the bumpers were thicker, and the front indicators, which were placed on the front of the front wing.
About this carImported to the US by Hoffman in 1955, this Jaguar XK 140 Drophead Coupé (DHC), left-hand drive was manufactured in Sept 1955. Chassis number: 817838 this car is matching numbers. It was bought in 1982 by Mr Canal and restored in 1984 in South of France. It was then acquired in 1992 by the founder of Eligor Miniatures, a famous french toy car maker, Louis Surber based in Martignat, France.
This fantastic Jaguar XK140 SE DHC features black enameled 16 inch wire wheels, eared chrome 'knock off' hub nuts, disc brakes all round, high torque starter motor, aluminium radiator, 5-speed manual gearbox, AC dynamo, Mallory electronic ignition, a Stainless Steel exhaust, aluminium petrol tank, power brakes, up rated rear axle with stabilizer, bonnet louvres, J-type driving lamps, sump protection plate, modern electric fuel pump, hood cover and storage bag, Motolita sports steering wheel, classic bucket seats (original seats are present), heater and a class 5 alarm system. this is a highly desirable Jaguar XK 140 Special equipment model. a sound investment and a fantastic car to enjoy on the open road!
The suspension, braking and steering mechanisms have been removed, restored and optimised according to the rules of the art. The history of this automobile (27 years in the same family) is known and the complete Jaguar heritage certificate is its origin story.
The aesthetic presentation is excellent, the general line has no visual defects, the waistline dress has been restored, everything is perfectly aligned. The paint is new, does not reveal any shock or deformation.
the electronic has been made reliable
six-cylinder engine (DOHC)
cylinder capacity: 3442 cc.
carburettors: 2 x S.U. H6 1¾ inch
capacity: 210 bhp. at 5750 rpm.
top-speed: 129,3 mph. - 208 km/h.
acceleration 0-60 mph.: 8.4 sec.
gearbox: 4-speed, manual
weight: approx. 1300 kg.
source: The Jaguar File