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2013-03-29 23:56:15 | pauls writes:

Partial history of the car is discussed in the April 2013 edition of The XK Gazette.

2014-08-22 06:29:19 | This r ar,e ,Roadster models Roger Goodlet writes:

David Bentley, current owner Stephen Gale-Batten and I
I have researched the history of this rare RHD Road

2018-08-18 15:01:15 | pauls writes:

Car attended the XK70 event June 2018

2020-04-07 09:42:11 | Nick writes:

I bought this car at XK70 in 2018 and continue to enjoy it

2023-09-27 20:15:25 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:

www.carandclassic.com/car/C1634082

Price £120,000

1955 Jaguar XK140

Country United Kingdom, Region Oxfordshire

1955 Jaguar XK140 OTS RHD

Built on 23rd April 1955

Chassis Number: 800030

Engine Block Number: G 2417-8 (Matching).

History

Presenting a rare Jaguar being number 30 of only 73 RHD OTS’s built. It is arguably the only OTS with both international and UK competition history. This example is one of the finest performing XK's you can experience.

Exported to Hong Kong and then converted by Gillmans, the Jaguar Agent, to full C Type spec (210 bhp from the original 190 bhp) in order for the then owner, Mr. CF Pope to compete in the 1958 Macau Grand Prix. A known entrant through the 1980’s at Macau where it was a consistent winner. Amusingly it was sponsored by Red Bull - then an unknown Thai Energy drink - so perhaps the first car to be raced under the now infamous brand.

Repatriated by Twyford Moors in 2003, restored and tastefully modified for competition by Rectory Classics. The engine was balanced and upgraded to produce circa 250 bhp with triple Webbers, forged racing pistons, Rob Berre head, high lift cams, large bore stainless steal exhaust system, suspension tweeks and disc brakes.

Last time out at Goodwood it pulled 130 mph down the straight and was still accelerating. The engine is completely docile under normal driving conditions and has brilliant road holding. It will happily cruise at 120 mph showing 4000 rpm.

Specification

3. 4 litre engine (250 bhp)

Original right hand drive car

Extensively upgraded

Straight port cylinder head (Rob Berra Head)

Triple Weber carburettors

Five speed gearbox

Electronic ignition

Stainless steel exhaust manifold and system

Tilton Pedal box conversion

Header tank

Aluminium radiator

Electric cooling fan

Front disc brakes

Uprated shock absorbers

Hydraulic power steering

Full harness and fitted seat belts

Fire extinguisher systems

Bucket seats

Bespoke side screens

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