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 3.4 XK140 
 Fixed Head Coupe Biscuit + Pigskin
 Left Hand Drive 
 March 1956 United States
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2014-09-11 11:34:42 | pauls writes:

Car attended the 2014 Le Mans Classic

2019-03-17 09:35:47 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 4/19


Auction description:

Lot 90

1955 Jaguar XK140SE FIA Lightweight Competition Coupé

Registration no. RAS 227 Chassis no. S815449BW

£ 80,000 - 120,000

Goodwood Members' Meeting

7 Apr 2019, 13:00 BST

*Left-hand drive

*Road legal

*Prepared for racing by CKL Developments

*Current FIA HTP

*Extensively and successfully campaigned in historic motor sports

One of only 1,965 left-hand drive XK140 fixed-head coupés made, this example has a body modified in the style of the Bolton/Walshaw car mentioned above. This car was exported to the USA in 1956 and brought back to the UK around 2000 to be prepared for road rallies by the then owner, Christopher Stewart. In 2007 it was bought by the current owner and prepared for racing by renowned marque specialists, CKL Developments. Its specification includes the following:

Lightweight alloy bonnet, boot lid, doors, and floor/tunnel panels

Long-range alloy fuel tank with twin fuel pumps

Lightweight (classic-style) aircraft-specification wiring loom by TMME

Lightweight correct-style radiator

Low-mileage full-race 3.4-litre engine by Classic & Modern Engines (circa 210hp)

Low-mileage Jaguar four-speed synchromesh gearbox rebuilt at Hardy Engineering

Low-mileage 4HA rear axle with correct limited-slip differential rebuilt at Hardy Engineering

Correct drum brakes with competition linings

Dual master cylinder adjustable pedal box (correct for FIA racing)

Aeroquip brake lines

Up-rated road springs, torsion bars, and dampers

Alloy-rim spoked wheels (x6) plus steel-rim spoked wheels shod with period-style Dunlop tyres

'RAS 227' has competed in the following events and series:

2007 & 2008 XK Challenge (Class A winner both years)

2008 Eligible for Le Mans Classic, the car ran in Plateau 2

2009 Motor Racing Legends Woodcote Trophy (Donington, Silverstone, Algarve, Spa), Peter Auto Pau Classic, XK Challenge

2010 & 2011 Woodcote Trophy

2012 AMOC 1950s series, Woodcote Trophy, Fiscar 1950s

2013 Goodwood Revival (Fordwater Trophy), AMOC 1950s, Woodcote Trophy

2014 Le Mans Classic

2016 Jaguar Heritage at Le Mans Classic

2018 Jaguar Heritage at Le Mans Classic

In short: this is a well-known, competitive and reliable car, affording the prospect of access to some of the most prestigious historic motor sports events.

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