|3.4 XK140||Birch Grey|
|Drop Head Coupe||Red|
|Right Hand Drive||French Grey|
|24 February 1956|
|G6954-8S||25 February 1956|
|6 February 1956||United Kingdom|
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Record Creation: Entered on 9 August 2016.
Database Updates: Show dataplate edits
Registed: OVE 811
Owner: Paul Whitfield
Updated December 10th, 2016. Not legal proof of ownership.
Photos of S807361DN
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Exterior Photos (9)
Uploaded September 2016:
Uploaded February 2010:
Interior Photos (1)
Detail Photos: Interior (3)
Detail Photos: Engine (3)
Detail Photos: Other (2)
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2009-04-21 17:49:55 | pauls writes:
Car was at auction 3/09
This particular car is one of those few survivors, a genuine right-hand drive drop-head coupe that was first registered in Cambridgeshire in March 1956 and had just one owner from 1980 to 2009. One of just 87 SE models with correct chassis stampings to prove, it benefits from an overdrive gearbox and may once have had a C-Type head (although not all SE models did). The engine currently fitted is not the original though it is a 3.4 XK unit that is correct for the period. Uprated to disc brakes all round, it also has an uprated high-torque starter motor fitted. Off the road between 1993 and 2006, the car is said to run and drive but has only done a couple of hundred miles in the last three years and may need some recommissioning before it can be pressed into more regular use. The chassis is said to be exceptionally sound, original and rot-free, but the bodywork would now benefit from some improvement. Due to have a fresh MOT before the sale (the last one expired in October 2008), this is a running restoration that should amply reward the sympathetic restoration that is now required.
Auction Classic Cars and Bikes
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster, Herefordshire
Lot Number 73
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price -
Hammer Price (inc premium) -
Registration number OVE 811
Chassis number S807361DN
Engine capacity (cc) 3442
2010-02-02 12:55:49 | pauls writes:
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2016-08-09 04:19:24 | pauls writes:
A considerable history of the car is provided in the August 2016 edition of the XK Gazette.
2017-12-19 17:54:10 | pauls writes:
And again in the December 2017 issue.