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2008-10-30 12:47:48 | Frederic Ballot writes:

This Jaguar XK140 FHC has been purchased by Digitmotorsport on September 23, 2008

2009-02-23 10:45:25 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 2/23/09
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-XK140-Excellent-Jaguar-XK-140-Fixed-Head-Coupe_W0 ...
Current bid $7,100 reserve not met, 2 bids 6 days left in auction.

Sellers description:
Digitmotorsport is pleased to present for sale this beautiful 1957 Jaguar XK140 FHC. This classy Fixed Head Coupe has an older restoration that is holding up very well. It is a perfect candidate for a pleasurable driver that will inevitably increase in value in the coming years. The Red paint shows extremely well. The Red leather interior and wood dashboard are in great condition. It is equipped with the optional matching Red spoke wheels wrapped in period correct wide whitewall tires and the Headlight covers. The chrome is good with no signs of pitting or rust. The body is completely rust and accident free top to bottom. All of the trim and brightwork inside and out is in fabulous condition. The 3.4 liter straight 6 cylinder runs well, has good compression and oil pressure and does not overheat. The clutch and gearbox perform well. The engine bay and engine are as clean as the rest of the car. All of the numbers match on this car. The brakes at all 4 corners were just replaced. This is a great looking and driving sports car that is eligible for many vintage events and is sure to provide it’s new owner plenty of motoring enjoyment.

2009-03-02 10:22:25 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 3/2/09
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-XK140-Excellent-Jaguar-XK-140-Fixed-Head-Coupe_W0 ...
Opening bid $20,000 reserve not met, no bids yet 6 days left in auction.

Previous auction ended at $31,600 reserve not met after 16 bids.

2014-10-11 07:31:45 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 10/11/14
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-140-Type-C-1955-red-type-c-all-matching-restored-orig ...
Current bid US $11,211 reserve not met 6 bids 5 days left in auction. Car now said to be in North Andover, Massachusetts. 95k miles.

Sellers description:
This is a 1957 Jaguar XK140 FHC (Fixed Head Coupe) that has been completely restored and that has 95,659 miles on the odometer; as can be seen in the photos, she has been driven sparingly since completion. The car is finished in a rich Carmen Red with a very nice and complementary Red leather interior; her spoked wheels are also painted Carmen Red making the whole exterior look elegant and beautiful. Overall, this is a lovely car that runs and drives exceptionally well.

This 1957 Jaguar XK140 FHC has the original drive train (numbers matching) 3.4 liter six cylinder engine - "C" Head Type ."Special Equipment" Model - coupled to the original 4 speed gearbox. This car is also equipped with (fender skirts) over the rear wheel opening. This is a wonderful return to the 1950's when British sports cars were the envy of the world. This specific example is in outstanding condition and could be driven everyday if desired and if in the right climate. The engine has plenty of power and has great oil pressure, the gear box is smooth and overall, it is just a joy to drive.

Additional notes which will be important to the new owner are that the original factory radio is not installed but is available and will come with the car, the under hood fuse boxes have been updated to accommodate easier access and maintenance - however, all the original parts are included - we have her Heritage Certificate and we have the original jack and grease gun but not the wheel mallet or tool kit.

2014-10-26 07:23:27 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 10/26/14
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-140-Type-C-1955-red-type-c-all-matching-restored-orig ...
Current bid US $11,211 reserve not met 5 bids 5 days left in auction.

Previous auction ended at $50,000 after 34 bids.

2014-11-09 07:40:22 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 11/9/14
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-140-Type-C-1955-red-type-c-all-matching-restored-orig ...
Current bid US $10,200 reserve not met 3 bids 6 days left in auction.

Previous auction ended at $35,700 after 47 bids.

2014-11-30 09:58:18 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 11/30/14
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-140-Type-C-1955-red-type-c-all-matching-restored-orig ...
Current bid US $35,500 reserve not met 44 bids 1 day left in auction.

Previous auction ended at $37,700 after 26 bids.

2015-05-27 10:54:40 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 5/27/15
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-140-Type-C-/311368818143
Current bid US $8,400.00
Reserve not met 5 bids 6 days left in auction. Same seller.

Previous auction ended at $36,600 after 48 bids.

2015-06-30 10:51:11 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 6/30/15
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-140-Type-C-/311391408663
Current bid $15,400 reserve not met 4 bids 22 days left in auction.

Previous auction ended at $45,100 after 41 bids.

2016-01-08 14:23:03 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 1/8/15
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-Type-C-/311520826936
Current bid US $15,153.53 reserve not met 7 bids 6 days left in auction. Same seller silverstone-motorcars.

Previous auction ended at $45,100 after 41 bids.

2017-05-08 14:57:02 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 5/8/17
www.ebay.com/itm/1955-Jaguar-XK-/311866030360
Current bid US $20,100 reserve not met 4 bids 6 days left in auction, same seller and location.

2018-01-18 14:38:46 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 1/18/18
www.ebay.com/itm/1955-Jaguar-XK/312047275735
Current bid US $11,900 reserve not met 19 bids 3 days left in auction, same seller.

Previous auction data deleted.

2018-06-25 14:51:57 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:
www.harwoodmotors.com/vehicles/inventory_details.php
Car now said to be in Macedonia, Ohio, price $89,900.

Sellers description:
Gorgeous 1955 Jaguar XK140 coupe, or fixed-head coupe (FHC) in Jaguar parlance. There's simply not a bad line on this car, and the 140 perhaps best embodies the early XK for the enthusiast: a bit more comfortable and spacious than the XK120 for today's driver but still dramatic and curvaceous in a way that the XK150 was not. The roofline completely transforms the shape but it's still instantly recognizable as a Jaguar, both from the front and from behind, as the roofline seems to parallel Jaguar's larger saloon cars of the period. Finished in lovely Carmen Red, it is anything but subtle, but in typical British fashion, it is not extroverted. It attracts attention, but for all the right reasons.

The restoration is several years old and the car has been driven as intended; this was never a trailer queen. However, the long-term owner was also someone who understood the maintenance requirements of a Jaguar and as a result, it remains in fantastic condition throughout. There are almost no cosmetic blemishes to note beyond a few marks behind the front bumper which are an inevitable part of enjoying a car on the road. There are a few touch-ups that are visible upon close inspection, but if you don't know where to look, it's unlikely that you'll be able to find them. The workmanship is excellent, with straight panels, very good body gaps, and a deep shine to the paint, which has an appropriate shine that isn't too modern. We see no evidence that this was ever a rusty car, so no major surgery was required during the restoration. As is typical, the door fit isn't quite perfect but it poses no issues to normal operation. However, you will note that both the bonnet and boot fit extremely well and do not rub adjacent panels, a difficult achievement with these cars. Obviously the chrome was fully restored with the rest of the car, and the bumpers, grille, and other detail pieces present extremely well with no notable demerits. And we are particularly fond of the screens over the headlights, which give the car a racy look.

The red leather interior is simply spectacular, offering a very correct look and accurate workmanship to create one of the very best driving environments of the period. The leather hides are in fantastic condition, a marked contrast to many of the XKs out there with interiors that look like they've been neglected or abused in the interest of "authenticity" and if you're familiar with the work, you know it is not inexpensive to bring an interior to this level. The low-slung seats remain comfortable enough for cross-country jaunts and the materials are just wonderful--real burled walnut, fragrant leather, and plush wool carpeting all remind us that nobody does interiors better than the British. There is some light cracking of the lacquer on the dashboard fascia, although the timer itself is in excellent condition, and I'm not sure I would chase perfection here. All the original Smiths gauges are fully operational and that large 4-spoke steering wheel makes this lithe cat very easy to manage on the road. The 4-speed manual gearbox's shifter is almost delicate in design and requires no more than your fingertips to run through the gears, and the heavy chrome handles on the switchgear feels substantial. It is worth noting that the original radio has been removed but it is available with the car should the new owner wish to have it, and the horn is not currently operational through the horn button, but a replacement button is in place on a block-off plate where the radio used to live. Otherwise, it is fully operational.

The correctly trimmed boot offers acceptable cargo space and includes a matching spare tire assembly with jack, wrench, and grease gun. And yes, the spare tire well is in excellent condition with no signs of rust or rot, a common place for issues in these cars.

This car is a real SE model, which indicates a C-Type cylinder head for perhaps 20 additional horsepower. It still carries its original engine and cylinder head, both stamped G5690-8S, which indicates that it is a 3.4 liter XK140 engine with 8:1 compression and C-Type cylinder head. There are no questions in its pedigree, as this is also verified with the included Heritage Certificate. The engine was fully rebuilt at the time of restoration and runs superbly with the power and smoothness for which these cars have become rightfully famous. Turn the key and listen for the electric fuel pump to tick for a few seconds, and once the system has properly pressurized itself, hit the starter button. Thanks to a new automatic choke that was standard on the XK140, the car fires almost instantly and idles well even when it's cold. Once it is properly warmed up, it happily burbles at about 700 RPM with that characteristic inline-6 rasp that enthusiasts find so delightful. On the road, there's always torque available and the energetic engine pulls the coupe with genuine authority. Oil pressure remains excellent and it does not run hot, giving you the confidence you need to use this car as intended. You will note that a modern fuse panel has been integrated into the electrical system, but that seems to be the lone deviation from stock spec. It's also beautiful to look at, with its polished cam covers, bright red engine enamel, and correct detailing throughout.

It's difficult to verify whether the transmission is original to the car once the car is assembled, but we have no reason to believe it is not. Clutch take-up is light and once the gearbox is properly warmed up, shifts are effortless (it will grind the 1-2 shift if you rush it when cold). The chassis shows signs of use, of course, but no critical rust or other concerns. There are two repairs on the areas just behind the battery boxes that were professionally done, but we can see no other issues. The exhaust system is correct and has a wonderful soundtrack and thanks to standard rack-and-pinion steering, this car tracks and steers extremely well. The brakes have been recently and extensively serviced with new hoses and hardware visible at all four corners and the shocks give it that amazing Jaguar ride quality. Correct wire spoke wheels are nicely finished with real knock-off hubs and a set of 8.00-16 Firestone tires that look right.

2019-01-09 11:05:22 | pauls writes:

Also offered at:

www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/jaguar/xk-140se/2118634.html

Same seller, price $84,900

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