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Owner: Markus

I have bought 817158 in October 2016 and shipped it to Germany, where I live. The previous owner Jim Sch. (now 77 years old) had the car form 1995 to 2016 and restored it to a very high level from 1996 - 2002. Originally the car was battleship grey with a red interior.


Updated December 26th, 2016. Not legal proof of ownership.

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2016-07-10 00:37:32 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 8/16

Auction description:
Lot R427 Monterey 2016 Aug 18-20
1955 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupe
Engine 3.4L
Trans 4-Speed
Color British Racing Green
Interior Biscuit
VIN/Serial 817158
Chassis No. 817158
Engine No. G1672-8
Documented older nut-and-bolt restoration by former British owner
Matching numbers 3.4 liter inline-6 engine
4-speed manual transmission
British Racing Green exterior
Biscuit interior
Exterior door handles
Retractable glass windows
Insulated boot
Lavish wood interior
Color-matched steel wheels with spat covers
Coker Classic tires
Extensive service records
Comprehensive restoration invoices and photographs
Verified by Jaguar Heritage Trust
Tour, rally and show-ready example
Owner's Manual, jack, tool roll, hammer, lug wrench, grease gun, ratchet and Thor hammer included

2016-07-25 20:25:09 | pauls writes:

Now states Lot S64 Monterey 2016 Aug 18-20
This 1955 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupe is a wonderful find for the Jaguar purist, a documented nut-and-bolt restoration by its former British owner. It is not always remembered today that the XK-series Jaguar was created almost incidentally, its purpose to promote a new engine designed for the Mark VIII saloon that was part of William Lyon's ambitious post war plans. With its intended host still two years away from production, the sleek new aluminum-bodied XK120 was the perfect showcase. Jaguar initially planned very limited production, but its brilliant performance endeared it to sports car fans and racers throughout Europe and in North America. By 1954 Jaguar had scored three consecutive outright wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the company announced that a new XK - the 140 - would be introduced for 1955. Chassis number 817158 and engine number G1672-8, this 1955 XK140 shows the new cast grille, full-width bumpers with overriders, chromed center trim and exterior door handles that visually distinguish it from its predecessor. In addition to its matching numbers 3.4L engine and 4-speed manual transmission, purists will also appreciate the combination of British Racing Green paint, matching painted steel wheels with center hubcaps, Coker period correct tires and rear wheel spats. The outstanding paint and exterior brightwork are matched in quality by the wonderful interior, a really quite lavish affair with beautifully finished burled woodwork on the dash, doors and pillars, taut Biscuit upholstery and velvety carpeting. The instrumentation, brightwork and switchgear are likewise first rate. A Beige fold-down soft top and insulated boot round out the features of this great British classic. Offered with the owners' manual, full tool roll, lug wrench, grease gun, ratchet, jack and "Thor" hammer, this 1955 XK140 is verified by the Jaguar Historical trust and is ready for touring, shows and rallying.

2016-12-25 14:58:55 | Markus writes:

Now, this car lives in Germany since end of November 2016, as I bought it and shipped it over. We are just making a big service, it generally is in very good condition. The car was restored from 1996 - 2002 very carefully and even in detail very originally. Although it left the factory in battleship grey with red interior and the hood was gunmetal. I Have now contact to the previous owner, who had the car from 1995 - 2016 and now is 77 years old.

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