|3.4 XK140||Battleship Grey|
|Drop Head Coupe|
|Left Hand Drive||Black|
|Jaguar Cars, New York, USA|
|20 February 1956|
|19 January 1956||United States|
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Built with spats cut out for wires and knock off hubs.
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2019-02-04 14:36:29 | pauls writes:
Car offered at:
Location: Oceanside, California, 92056
VIN #: S818281DN
Exterior: Battleship Grey
Interior: Red Interior, Black Top
This is one of four special Jaguars from a private La Jolla, CA collection, never offered before. This beautiful, no expense spared, restored, matching numbers XK-140 MC DHC was an off the body restoration done by Jaguar professionals. The restoration of this vehicle to Show level included the following: the vehicle was stripped with all body parts fitted to the car and chrome, prepared for primer, sealer, paint, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. Mechanical systems and components have been gone through, restored or replaced as needed. The engine has been rebuilt, as well as the rear end and suspension. The carburetors and clutch system were rebuilt, and an all new hydraulic system was added, with shocks serviced as needed; the chassis and many other parts were refinished in their correct finishes, new suspension bushings, new fuel pump, all electrical components, instruments, gauges, knobs, switches rebuilt or replaced, seat frames restored. All other systems, such as the electrical, hydraulic, cooling and fuel system have been restored or replaced; the car received all new rubber and seals, and a new wire loom. All britework has been re-plated or replaced as needed. This car received a completely new interior and has only a few test miles since the restoration. One of 14 factory built with wire wheels and spats. Appointed with beautiful wood and chrome that makes it elegant and classy, as well as sporty with all the performance it has.
This beauty started her life on 2/20/1956 when she was dispatched from Jaguar Cars in NY and went to her first home with Hobart Jenkins. Sometime later she migrated across the country into the caring hands of Tucker Kendall of Carson, CA. A little while later she changed hands to Brian Anderson, a Jaguar restorer who had her in his care until February of 2015. Her most recent caretakers are two Jaguar collectors who had her restored by the previous owner, Brian Anderson, back to her showroom days.
She has gotten her toes wet in the show circuit, with winning Best of Class and Best of Show in the San Diego JCNA concours held July of 2017, where she scored 99.92 points in her first showing! Her dowry includes concours tools, restoration photos on a CD, the original ID plate, a front license plate, keys (original and extras), a Heritage Certificate, a hammer, and her owner's manual. She is ready to be shown, driven, and admired by her next discerning Jaguar collector and continued campaigning on the show circuit.