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2013-02-28 23:40:31 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 5/13
www.worldwide-auctioneers.com/auctions/details.cfm

Auction description:
1956 Jaguar XK 140 Fixed Head Coupe
2013 The Houston Classic Auction
JCNA First Place National Award Winner 2011

2013-06-09 09:10:09 | pauls writes:

The June 2013 edition of the XK Gazette reports the estimate sell range was $80-$100k, sold for $77,000.

2021-01-07 08:47:02 | pauls writes:

Car to return to auction 1/21

worldwideauctioneers.com/listings/scottsdale21/1956-jaguar-xk140-mc-fixed-head-c ...

Auction description:

Lot 9

1956 Jaguar XK140 MC Fixed Head Coupé

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

CHASSIS NO: J6157

• Scored 99.96 points in 2011 JCNA Judging

• A stunning factory MC car

• 1 of just 140 with a factory Borg-Warner transmission

• Recipient of a meticulous and thorough restoration, with limited miles since

• Iconic example of the Le Mans winning dynasty

3.4-litre straight six-cylinder engine with C-Type head, 210 HP, two-speed Borg-Warner automatic transmission, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes, independent front suspension with double wishbones, longitudinal torsion bar rear suspension with semi-elliptic leaf springs; wheelbase: 102”

This lovely Fixed Head Coupé is both rare and exceptionally restored. A product of the last year of XK140 production, also the year Jaguar first began offering automatic transmissions, this car is an extremely rare example being 1 of only 140 built with a factory Borg-Warner automatic transmission.

Restoration began in 2010 with an excellent car displaying only 75,000 miles. The body was removed from the frame and rotisserie bead blasted to bare metal. After priming, Jaguar’s Carnival Red paint was expertly applied with a clear finishing coat. The craftsmanship is exceptional, with excellent panel gaps and a gorgeous finish. Every piece of chrome is fully restored and original to the car.

The frame received the same treatment, with no less than seven coats of enamel applied, and it remains just as clean today. Every suspension, steering, and braking component on the car was replaced, including the wiring harness, and both the driveshaft and fresh wire wheels were fully balanced by Dayton Wire Wheel. Even the exhaust manifolds have been aircraft ceramic coated.

Under the bonnet, the fully rebuilt engine gleams, complete with all the hard-to-find original parts and fixtures, right down to the glass washer fluid bottle. Literally every fastener and hose clamp, and every belt and hose were properly sourced from the UK, all with the correct finishes and labels in place. Even the correct six-volt twin batteries are utilized, creating a 12-volt positive ground system. The original SU H6 carbs were rebuilt, and somehow even the correct helmeted battery cables were sourced overseas. The car has obtained a very limited number of miles since and runs and drives with proper function throughout.

Inside the car, the walnut dash is spectacularly finished, with every gauge and switch correctly fitted. The Biscuit leather interior surfaces are accurately stitched and supple, created from Jaguar spec hides by Barrett Jaguar in Muncie, Indiana, who also supplied the wool headliner. Even the boot is beautifully turned out and impeccably clean, and the purchase includes a full complement of factory tools and the original jack. These Fixed Head Coupés are quite elegant and were a harbinger of the fixed roof luxury touring cars that would propel Jaguar sales right into today.

The cleanliness and accuracy of the restoration was verified by the Jaguar Club of North America in 2011 at three consecutive judged events, where the car earned an average of 99.96 points and the owner at the time was presented with a National First Place award. The XK140 MC cars are the most desirable of the series, and when combined with Fixed Head Coupé coachwork and the first-year automatic transmission, this accurate and sought-after example will be a highlight of any Jaguar marque event or concours. We’d all like to own a car with direct lineage to the Le Mans winning Jaguar tradition, and one that is well-restored and a provides instant blue-chip collectability. That opportunity is before you now.

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