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 817243 9 March 1955
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 P3284 Toronto
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XLG799

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Record Creation: Entered on 17 May 2007.

 

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2007-10-26 19:35:19 | XK Data writes:

The record was updated:

  • Body Number was added: P3284
  • Engine Number was added: G2089-8
  • Gearbox Number was added: JL24042
  • Factory Paint Color was added: birch grey
  • Factory Top Color was added: french grey
  • Original Distributor was added: James L. Cooke Motors
  • Original Owner City was added: Toronto
  • Original Owner Country was added: Canada
  • Replacement Engine was added: original
  • Current Color was changed from light blue to pastel blue
  • Current City was changed from Washington to San Francisco
  • Current State was changed from Missouri to California
  • Factory Dispatch Year was added: 1955
  • Factory Dispatch Month was added: 03
  • Factory Dispatch Day was added: 09
  • Factory Build Year was added: 1955
  • Factory Build Month was added: 02
  • Factory Build Day was added: 22
  • 2012-12-14 15:00:01 | XK Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Top Color was added: french grey
  • Registration numbers (raw data): was added: XLG799|
  • Registration number location (raw data): was added: United States!CA|
  • 2014-06-17 14:09:21 | XK Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Last Seen was changed from 2007 to 2014
  • Owner: Norman S. Weinfeld

    I purchased this XK140 DHC, my all-time dream car, in June of 2007. It has turned out to be even better than I had imagined, and I intend to drive it out of my San Francisco home as far as time and gas money allow...

    (email)

    Updated March 20th, 2008. Not legal proof of ownership.

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    2007-05-17 07:09:48 | pauls writes:

    Ebay item 5/17/07
    cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-XK-140-DHC-XK-140-DHC-XK140-DHC-BEAUTIFUL-CONDITI ...
    Current bid ■■■■■ reserve not met, 6 bids, 6 days left in auction. 34k miles.

    Sellers description:
    NICELY RESTORED XK140 DROPHEAD COUPE. VERY NICE PAINT. BEAUTIFUL DARK BLUE LEATHER INTERIOR. EXCELLENT ORIGINAL WOOD. NEVER WEATHERED DARK BLUE CLOTH CONVERTIBLE TOP. MOST CHROME REDONE DURING THE RESTORATION. THE ENGINE HAS EXCELLENT POWER AND OIL PRESSURE AND DOES NOT SMOKE. THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTS VERY GOOD AND THE CLUTCH TAKE UP IS GOOD. THE CAR DRIVES GREAT AND IS SUITABLE FOR EXTENDED TRIPS. OWNER HISTORY FROM 1964 WITH DIARY. THIS IS A MATCHING NUMBERS CAR. THIS CAR HAS BEEN CHECKED OUT AND SERVICED IN OUR SHOP AND READY TO USE AND ENJOY.

    2007-05-18 06:20:34 | Peter Ingram writes:

    Built 1955 (February)

    2007-06-16 19:59:28 | pauls writes:

    Car returns to ebay 6/16/07
    cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-XK-140-DHC-XK-140-DHC-XK140-DHC-BEAUTIFUL-CONDITI ...
    Current bid ■■■■■ reserve not met, 1 bid, 4 days left in auction.

    Previous auctin ended at ■■■■■ reserve not met after 16 bids.

    2008-02-07 13:13:30 | Norman S. Weinfeld writes:

    Car was purchased in June 2007 directly from Wilson Motor Company in Washington, Missouri, U.S.A. At that time, it was equipped with steel wheels and spats as shown in the May 2007 photographs above. Since that time, I have added wire wheels and Vredestein radial tires (per the January 2008 photos above), dual stainless exhausts, and a custom boot cover among other things. I also replaced the plastic Hella driving lights (as in the May 2007 photos) with Lucas-type ones and also repositioned them as they would have been on an XK120. The car is an absolute joy to drive and it is being driven! Norman S. Weinfeld San Francisco, California U.S.A. Current Owner

    2008-02-07 20:29:20 | Norman S. Weinfeld writes:

    Forgot to mention above that, although this car was manufactured in February 1955 and dispatched (to Toronto, Canada) in March of that year, it somehow somewhere along the line (perhaps even initially...) got registered as a 1957 (which it still is). As above, it was delivered to James L. Cooke Motors in Toronto and sold to an unknown initial owner. In 1964 it was apparently purchased by one "M. Stark," also of Toronto, and then in 1984 by one "Jim Gilchrist" of Sarnia, Ontario from the late Mr. Stark's widow, one "Liz McMillan." It was stored for extended periods through 1993 when it was apparently sold to a Peter Wienke, an anesthesiologist in Washington, Missouri who owned it until I purchased it through Wilson Motors. In 1991, it was "broken out" for "Heather," the daughter of Mr. Stark and Ms. McMillan, to drive to her graduation. All this is by way of a journal started by Mr. Stark but most particularly carried forth by Mr. Gilchrist. If anyone would happen to have any information on the Canadian contingent (or the car's early history including original owner), I would be delighted to hear of it!

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