2012 The Silverstone Classic Sale

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1955 Jaguar XK140 Fixed Head Coupe

Lot No.: 136

Registration: 140 FLF
Chassis Number: 804183
Engine Number: 1590-8
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3400
Year of Manufacture: 1955
Estimate (£): 28,000 - 32,000
Sold for (£): Unsold

The ever popular Jaguar XK140 is a sports car manufactured between 1954 and 1957 as the successor to the XK120. Upgrades included more interior space, improved brakes, rack and pinion steering, increased suspension travel, and telescopic shock absorbers. Available in Coupé, Drop Head Coupé or Roadster styles, the car was an immediate hit! Road going versions were powered by the Jaguar XK 3.4 litre engine with the Special Equipment modifications from the XK120, raising the specified power by 10bhp to 190bhp at 5500rpm, as standard. When fitted with the C-Type cylinder head, 210bhp was produced at 5750rpm.

This particular XK140 is an original right-hand drive fixed head coupe manufactured in 1955 and is one of only 842 examples manufactured for the UK market. Finished in Old English White with red leather interior, the car is supplied with a recent MoT test certificate, heritage certificate and the extremely desirable number plate 140 FLF. Although the paintwork is thinning from an older re-spray, chassis number 804183 retains a degree of originality with good panel fit and an excellent interior. Undoubtedly, this XK140 represents superb value for money and would make an excellent useable classic.