|Fixed Head Coupe|
|Left Hand Drive|
|31 August 1956||United States|
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Record Creation: Entered on 18 December 2018.
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2007-09-25 10:09:57 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 9/25/07
Current bid $27,500 reserve not met, 8 bids, 8 days left in auction.
Registered as 1957, late 1956 Jaguar XK 140 Fixed Head Coupe in English White with Black vinyl interior. 2500 miles since rebuild/restoration. Two photo albums of the process. Bare metal repaint, new interior and carpet, new headliner, rebuilt matching number motor, C-type head redone, all new coolant hoses, new SS coolant tube, radiator rodded, SU carbs rebuilt, new dual exhaust from the UK, new windshield washer bottle and bracket, new glass, refurbished transmission, brakes rebuilt, new shocks, new headlights, new headlight chrome rings, new weatherstripping, new fender skirts, interior wood stripped and revarnished, rechroming, new chrome, rebuilt correct year Lucas Generator, have original air filter housings, Drives very well with original 4 speed. New front poly suspension done by XKs Unlimited. Synchros are good as is the clutch. Steering is as it should be. Has an extra electric fan with manual switch. Black plate California car with year first sold as 1956 per registration. Receipts available.
Restoration started in 1995 and completed in 2003. When completed it was stored all of the time in a garage and only driven 500 miles until late 2006 when I bought it. I then changed all the coolant hoses, put on the foam filters, new SU jet diaphrams, and have driven it 2000 miles since. It drives very well and it cruises at 70mph with ease. It was given the name "White Ghost" by local british car enthusiasts for how rare it was seen outside the garage.