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S818202

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2011-01-04 17:56:31 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 1/11
www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.cfm

Auction description:
Arizona
Thursday, January 20, 2011
LOT: 143
Chassis No. S818202

- An original, matching numbers “MC” variant
- Show-quality, body-off restoration
- Fewer than 1,000 miles since photo-documented restoration

This original left-hand drive 1955 XK140, chassis S818202, is an extremely desirable top-level, high-performance “MC” variant, which combined the crankshaft damper, wire-spoke wheels, dual exhaust outlets, twin fog lamps, and windscreen washers of the “M” option package with the competition-bred, high-flow cylinder head of the Le Mans-conquering C-Type. When new, the “MC” package represented an incredible value, adding just $295 to the base price of the XK140.

Fewer than 1,000 miles have been traveled since S818202 received a complete body-off restoration to show-quality standards, and it remains exquisite in presentation and performs exactly as it should. The original owner’s handbook and tool kit, as well as a book containing photographic documentation of the restoration, accompany the car. These XK140s are excellent event cars, and they are particularly wonderful for spirited, open-air touring, especially with the added performance afforded by the “MC” package. Alternately, the side windows and fully-lined top are a marked improvement over the roadster variant, rendering these drophead coupes much more capable all-weather cars. With its stunning restoration, this matching numbers, factory-built XK140 MC is simply superb throughout and offers its next owner the opportunity to enter a multitude of shows and classic touring events.

2011-02-19 19:17:44 | pauls writes:

AUCTION RESULTS: Lot was Sold at a price of $101,750

2017-11-27 14:43:01 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 11/27/17
www.ebay.com/itm/1955-Jaguar-XK-Drophead-Coupe/202125308389
Current bid $25,000 reserve not met 1 bid 6 days left in auction, seller plasticdr, car now said to be in Auburn Hills, Michigan, mileage reported to be 341 miles.

Sellers description:
This particular car carries the highly desirable MC designation (known as SE elsewhere) used only in North America; "M" denotes modified and "C" refers to the C-type cylinder head as used on the racing XKC. Horsepower is further increased to 210 in the MC version thanks to the C-type head option with its bigger valves and improved porting. Only the twin exhaust gives it away from the exterior.

This is one of just 1,455 drophead coupes built for 1955, and it retains its original matching-numbers engine. Painted in classic Black with a black canvas top over Burgundy hides, it is equipped with black wall tires on chrome wire wheels. The car has benefited from a frame-off restoration to original specifications. This refurbishment was completed prior to 2011, during which time the the last owner purchased the vehicle.

Since acquiring the car, the Jaguar has enjoyed a pampered life. It has been meticulously maintained and enjoyed during the fine weather days of summer. The car is a pleasure to drive. The engine has spirited performance, thanks to the "C" cylinder head. The transmission shifts smoothly through the gears and the clutch has a positive feel. The cabin is roomier than the roadster and has a wonderful stately, yet sporty feel. The leather is soft and supple with the mild aroma of English tanned hides.

This is a wonderful automobile to drive and enjoy. Its perfect for an afternoon outing, a tour through the countryside or a day on the concours field.

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