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A815317BW

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Record Creation: Entered on 27 March 2022.

 

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2014-07-15 04:11:52 | XK Data writes:

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  • Factory Paint Color was added: cream
  • Factory Interior Color was added: black
  • Original Distributor was added: Charles Hornburg, Los Angeles
  • Original Owner Country was added: United States
  • Car Condition was changed from Awaiting rest. to Work in progress
  • Last Seen was changed from 2013 to 2014
  • Factory Dispatch Year was added: 1956
  • Factory Dispatch Month was added: 03
  • Factory Dispatch Day was added: 02
  • Factory Build Year was added: 1956
  • Factory Build Month was added: 01
  • Factory Build Day was added: 27
  • 2017-06-19 23:25:09 | XK Data writes:

    The record was updated:

  • Replacement Gearbox was added: Original
  • Current Color was changed from mostly rust to british racing green
  • Current Interior was added: biscuit + tan
  • Current City was changed from Buckhead to Streatley
  • Current State was changed from Georgia to Berkshire
  • Current Country was changed from United States to United Kingdom
  • Last Seen was changed from 2014 to 2017
  • Registration numbers (raw data): was added: NOTYETAPPLIEDFOR|
  • Owner: Robert Stokes

    I brought this 140 back from USA in 2013 so that I could restore it. I have kept the original left hand drive and BW automatic gearbox but I have fitted front disc brakes and EZ power steering. Now waiting for a DVLA registration number.

    (email)

    Updated June 10th, 2017. Not legal proof of ownership.

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    2013-04-12 10:35:06 | pauls writes:

    Ebay item 4/12/13
    cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Rare-FHC-XK-140-Automatic-Numbers-Matching-/161006458981
    Current bid $1,009 reserve not met, 3 bids 9 days left in auction.

    Sellers description:
    This XK 140 Still Sports It's Matching Numbers DOHC 3.4 Liter Staight Six With Double SU H6 Carbs.
    Also Equipped With It's Original VERY Rare Borg Warner Automatic Transmission, This is The First Year Jaguar Offered an Automatic Transmission In it's Sports Cars.

    Comes With The Factory Knock Off Wire Wheels With Red Body Color.

    Original Aluminum Hood and Trunk Lid. Still Has Many Of The Chrome Trim Pieces. Headlight Bezels, Tail Light Housings, Front and Rear Bumpers, Grille, Complete Drive Train Front To Back, Seat Frames, Dash Bezel,

    Frame and Chassis All There !

    Original Color For This XK 140 Was Red With a Black Interior and Red Piping. She Was Sharp ! Sharp !
    Ready For Someone To Bring Her Back To The Glory Days Once Again.

    2013-05-06 08:13:56 | pauls writes:

    Car returns to ebay 5/6/13
    cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Rare-FHC-XK-140-Automatic-Numbers-Matching-/161021167895
    Car has a buy it now price of $15,000 for 20 days.

    Previous auction ended at $10,100 reserve not met after 10 bids.

    2014-07-12 21:39:53 | pauls writes:

    The July 2014 edition of the XK Gazette reports the car is now in the UK and under restoration.

    2017-06-09 12:35:58 | Robert Stokes writes:

    Work to restore this XK140 is progressing well. It is planned to be on the road later this year (2017). Applied for DVLA number.
    Original chassis, engine and auto gearbox restored; new front disc brakes, new shock absorbers; elec assisted steering. Body colour will be BRG with biscuit/tan leather interior.

    2020-02-28 09:38:07 | pauls writes:

    Seen 2/17/20 at Twyford Motors: jagxk.com/

    2022-03-27 11:34:38 | pauls writes:

    Car to be at auction 4/22

    www.bonhams.com/auction/27520/lot/57/property-of-the-estate-of-a-gentleman-drive ...

    Auction description:

    Lot 57

    1956 Jaguar XK140 SE Coupé

    Registration no. 698 XVB Chassis no. A815317BW Engine no. G6918-8

    Goodwood Members' Meeting

    10 April 2022, 13:00 BST

    Chichester, Goodwood

    £45,000 - £55,000

    Registration no. 698 XVB

    • Delivered new to the USA

    • SE (210bhp) specification

    • Automatic transmission

    • Matching numbers

    • Circa 500 miles since restoration

    • Large history file

    Boasting extensive history and restoration provenance, this Jaguar XK140 SE Coupé was delivered new in March 1956 to the Charles Hornburg Jaguar dealership in Los Angeles, California, USA. Its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate shows that '815317' was equipped with the optional Borg Warner automatic transmission and left the factory finished in cream with red-piped black interior. It is noted that the C-type cylinder head was not fitted. The car's history is very well documented in the owner and restorer-authored book From Georgia to Goodwood, and in folders that accompany the car. The restoration was also documented in XK Gazette magazine.

    Found in a barn in Georgia, USA in the early 2000s, the Jaguar returned to the UK in June 2013 whereupon the late owner embarked on a detailed, chassis-upwards restoration. The XK's tan leather interior was restored by marque specialists Twyford Moors.

    The engine was rebuilt in 2018, with the automatic gearbox, also rebuilt during its restoration, we are advised that the Jaguar performs as well now as it did when new. A new stainless steel twin-outlet exhaust is fitted and the car also has an electric radiator fan.

    Other notable upgrades include alternator electrics and electronic ignition; variable electric power steering; custom-made alloy-rimmed chrome wire wheels with Jaguar wheel nuts; and disc brakes all round with new calipers and ventilated discs.

    Kept in a heated garage with trickle battery charging, the XK has covered a mere 500-or-so miles since restoration. Indeed, in June 2019 it won the 'Best in Show' award at Nuneham Courtney Classic Car Show.

    As mentioned above, there is a large folder of notes, bills, invoices, letters and information about the restoration, together with the US bill of sale and a Jaguar Heritage Certificate.

    Finished in an attractive colour combination, this well documented XK140 SE would be a worthy addition to any collection of special Jaguars. It is a capable long-distance Gran Turismo, boasting a good size boot and with the convenience of rear seats.

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