|Drop Head Coupe|
|Left Hand Drive|
|31 March 1955|
Record Creation: Entered on 30 May 2012.
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2012-05-30 10:56:24 | pauls writes:
Car to be at auction 6/12
3 Jun 2012 12:30 p.m. Greenwich, Connecticut
Four owners from new
1955 Jaguar XK140 SE Drophead Coupe
Chassis no. S817336 DN
Engine no. G2998-8S
This well presented Drophead Coupe is known to have had a mere 4 owners from new. A letter from Jaguar Cars confirms that it was originally sold new in the States through Charles H. Hornburg's esteemed dealership in Los Angeles and had been manufactured on March 31, 1955. It was originally purchased by T.M. Walker. From Walker the car passed to Lynn Stevens and then to Rome Arnold. In Mr. Arnold's ownership in the late 1980s the car was the subject of a thorough restoration by J.K. Restorations of Oswego, IL, during which the color was changed to the attractive Claret red scheme it wears today and the interior was refurbished in biscuit hide.
Acquired by the present owner in 1997, it has continued to be well maintained by noted specialists Northumberland Engineering of Southampton, Long Island.
Today, the car presents extremely well, its now older restoration wearing well. A particularly nice aspect is that its simple chain of ownership means that its history is known from new and that it retains original factory tools, handbook and an original 'minor replacement outfit' - a rarely seen period accessory.
Jaguar's Drophead Coupes provide a car for all seasons, arguably the ideal solution for the changeable New England climate, with its desirable sporting 'SE' specification and overdrive gearbox too, this makes for an extremely versatile and usable example of the model.
Estimate: US$ 85,000 - 95,000