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A810835DN

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Record Creation: Entered on 11 January 2021.

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2014-09-08 08:21:05 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 9/8/14
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-roadster-1955-XK140SE-roadster-OTS-/111457140474
Current bid US $60,000.00
Reserve not met 1 bid 6 days left in auction, buy it now price $90,000.

Sellers description:
The car is beautiful. Starting with a running, tired, all numbers matching (per the Heritage certificate) car, the body was disassembled, braced, removed from the frame and placed on a custom dolly. It was then media blasted, Fairly minor rust was cut out, new metal continuous welded in and metal finished. Epoxy primer was applied inside and out. Then many, many hours were spent applying and blocking urethane surfacer. I'm very proud of how straight and flat the sides are and how smooth the curves are. The body was painted inside and out with Dupont basecoat/clearcoat then color sanded and polished. The gloss is evident in the pictures. The body was meant to end up as the factory made it- the only non stock area is a piece of steel as reinforcement for seat belts. New wood floors for the cockpit and boot were made and painted as per original. The body was reunited with the chassis with a new mount kit. A new wiring harness was installed. All chrome was either new, rechromed or a few parts were fine as is. New windshield glass. After the interior was installed, it was ready to drive. I really tried to use all original fasteners and most are. That's important if you are planning to have the car judged by the Jaguar club.

The car runs great. Starts easily, starting carb shuts off as it warms up, doesn't over heat- although I live in the country and don't have to deal with stop and go traffic. Brakes stop well. The 3-4 synchro is weak and will crunch if shifted fast, but is fine otherwise. The overdrive works well and is really cool to use. It handles well- new bushings, Spax adjustable shocks, even a new steering wheel make it a pleasure to drive. Last time I checked, all electrics were working except for the clock and the wiper motor. It worked on the bench when I refurbished it, so it is a wiring issue. It has 6 (I think) wires going to it and the diagrams are poor. I think they are in the wrong order.

Now the flaws: I have a beautiful new canvas top from OSJI and a refinished top frame that I haven't installed. It will need header wood(readily available) to install it. OSJI reupholstered the side curtains and supplied me with new fitted plexiglass for them. I had the frames rechromed. They will need chrome strips(also readily available) to finish them. There is a minor flaw in the body. During reassembly, I used a bolt slightly too long while installing the passenger rear fender. It raised a dimple in the rear bodywork along side the boot lid. I wasn't able to take a picture that showed it. It really is that small, but it drives me crazy. The tach cable broke last week, I'll supply a new one. I had XKS in California re-porcelain the manifolds for me (>700.00!). I see they have chipped. I've been told that means mixture or ignition settings are off, but it runs so well, I'm not sure that is the case.

I have a clear MI title. I transferred from a clear Indiana title. It listed the car as a 1954 model. but it is clearly a 1955. the Heritage certificate says it was manufactured 26 January 1955. As stated before, all numbers match the heritage certificate. Who knows what the real mileage is. EBay requires that I list the odometer reading, but I have no idea what has happened in the last 59 years!

The original color was pastel blue with blue interior and a tan top and side curtains. I just couldn't do it. The color now is I believe a correct Suede Green, suede green interior and a black top and side curtains.

I have 5 original 54 spoke wire wheels(one is the spare). They have old bias ply tires on them, but are useful if the car will be judged. The new owner is welcome to them, though shipping may be problematic.

2016-02-23 14:37:54 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 2/23/16
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-/262298266267
Opening bid $134,999, no reserve, no bids 6 days left in auction. Seller jlrclassicsminneapolisjaguarandla..., 56k miles. Car now said to be in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sellers description:
955 Jaguar XK 140 SE
3,442cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
210bhp at 5,750rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission with Overdrive
*Recent restoration
*Diligently maintained
*Delightful green color scheme
*Matching numbers engine
*Offered with JCNA Heritage Certificate

This delightful XK140 SE was completed on the 26th of January 1955. At that time it was finished in Pas-tel Blue, and trimmed in Blue leather. The car was also fitted with the desirable SE package, SE for Special Equipment, and dispatched to the infamous Hoffman distributorship in New York.

Although the cars early history remains unknown, the car was be the early 2000s owned by Jaguar enthusiast Brian James Murphy. In 2008 the car was purchased by a Minnesota based Jaguar enthusiast. While in his care, the car was subject to a comprehensive restoration, which included a full repaint and re-trim in the current color of Suede Green, with matching green leather interior. The engine compartment is also in very good condition with what is believed to be the factory data plate in place as well as the matching cylinder and engine block stampings.

The car was acquired by the consignor in 2014, and since has been very well cared for, as evidenced by the number of recent receipts. On a recent test drive with a Bonhams representative, the car demonstrated great road manners. The steering was very tight and direct, and the brakes had a very good feel with good stopping power. Also, the engine was very responsive and demonstrated a very crisp exhaust note. All in all, this is a wonderful XK140 Roadster, one which would certainly be very welcome at shows, tours, or various historic rallies.

2016-06-18 13:59:58 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 6/18/16
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-/262485300251
Current bid US $50,000 reserve not met 3 bids 9 days left in auction, same seller.

Previous auction received no bids.

2016-07-16 13:42:31 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 7/16/16
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-/262526553005
Opening bid $50,000 reserve not met no bids 9 days left in auction.

Previous auction ended at $79,977 after 16 bids.

2016-08-02 15:16:58 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 8/2/16
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-/262557678433
Current bid $50,000 reserve not met 1 bid 8 days left in auction.

Previous auction ended at $66,100 after 14 bids.

2016-10-23 16:40:41 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:
classiccars.com/listings/view/770607/1955-jaguar-xk140-for-sale-in-golden-valley ...
Car now said to be in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Previous ebay auction ended at $82,100 after 29 bids, appears to be same seller.

Sellers description;
1955 Jaguar XK 140 SE
When the XK140 replaced the XK 120 it retained the same clean, flowing lines. A new more powerful engine was added along with improved steering and a new rack and pinion system, resulting in tighter handling and a smoother ride.
The engine was moved forward creating more legroom than in a 120.
The roofline of the XK140 was lengthened to allow room for rear seats.

Full bumpers were fitted and gave the 140 a more distinguished.
3,442cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
4-Speed Manual Transmission with Overdrive.
Independent Front Suspension
Matching numbers engine

This beautiful XK 140SE was originally shipped to the US on the east coast.
The current restoration is approximately 15 years 0ld and show as if it was done yesterday.
The color was changed to the current green from a light blue color.
We are a certified Jaguar service facility with specialized restoration experts. It has gone through a thorough inspection and all systems are operational.
The car is registered with aJCNA Heritage certificate

The ride and drive of this lovingly cared for classic is tight and responsive

2016-10-28 14:33:38 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 10/28/16
www.ebay.com/itm/1955-Jaguar-XK-/262692196981
Car has a buy it now price of $125,000 for 9 days, same seller, back to Minneapolis.

2016-12-20 15:14:40 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 12/20/16
www.ebay.com/itm/1955-Jaguar-XK-/262769803025
Car has a buy it now price of $125,000 for 9 days, same seller.

2017-03-01 14:43:52 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 3/1/17
www.ebay.com/itm/1955-Jaguar-XK-/262874757931
Opening bid $70,000 reserve not met no bids 6 days left in auction, same seller jlrclassicsminneapolisjaguarandla...

2017-10-03 15:20:20 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 10/3/17
www.ebay.com/itm/1955-Jaguar-XK-manual-/263242333411
Car has a buy it now price of $119,900 for 9 days, same seller.

Previous auction info removed.

2018-05-10 13:54:22 | pauls writes:

Car returns to eba 5/10/18
www.ebay.com/itm/1955-Jaguar-XK-manual/263674012852
Car has a buy it now price of $119,900 for 9 days, same seller.

2021-01-11 11:48:34 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:

classics.autotrader.com/classic-cars/1955/jaguar/xk_140/100746325

Same photos

Seller's description:

Jaguar Land Rover Minneapolis in Golden Valley, Minnesota

3,442cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine 2 SU Carburetors 210bhp at 5,750rpm 4-Speed Manual Transmission with Overdrive Independent Front Suspension – Live Rear Axle 4-Wheel Drum Brakes *Recent restoration *Diligently maintained *Delightful green color scheme *Matching numbers engine *Offered with JCNA Heritage Certificate This delightful XK140 SE was completed on the 26th of January 1955. At that time it was finished in Pas-tel Blue, and trimmed in Blue leather. The car was also fitted with the desirable SE package, SE for Special Equipment, and dispatched to the infamous Hoffman distributorship in New York. Although the cars early history remains unknown, the car was be the early 2000s owned by Jaguar enthusiast Brian James Murphy. In 2008 the car was purchased by a Minnesota based Jaguar enthusiast. While in his care, the car was subject to a comprehensive restoration, which included a full repaint and re-trim in the current color of Suede Green, with matching green leather interior. The engine compartment is also in very good condition with what is believed to be the factory data plate in place as well as the matching cylinder and engine block stampings. The car was acquired by the consignor in 2014, and since has been very well cared for, as evidenced by the number of recent receipts. On a recent test drive with a Bonhams representative, the car demonstrated great road manners. The steering was very tight and direct, and the brakes had a very good feel with good stopping power. Also, the engine was very responsive and demonstrated a very crisp exhaust note. All in all, this is a wonderful XK140 Roadster, one which would certainly be very welcome at shows, tours, or various historic rallies.

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