|3.4 XK140||Pastel Blue|
|Drop Head Coupe||Red|
|Left Hand Drive||French Grey|
|Jaguar Cars New York|
|4 April 1956|
|G7323-8S||4 April 1956|
|21 March 1956||United States|
|Work In Progress||French Grey|
|Other Jaguar||Santa Paula|
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Owner: Mike May
Founder of XK's Unlimited which was recently sold to Moss Motors, I now buy, sell and restore XK120s for fun. I have a large inventory of original XK parts(email)
Updated February 6th, 2018. Not legal proof of ownership.
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2009-12-10 20:41:15 | pauls writes:
Car offered at:
Jaguar 1951 XK120 Roadster Composite #S818439BW
Restoration now begun. XK120 Body now on XK140 frame, 4.2 Motor, XK150 Disc brakes, new doors, perfect trunk and hood
Offered as part of a collection.
Location is Southern California.
2015-05-18 12:44:18 | Mike writes:
Restoration almost complete.
Available at vcbdsm.com/defaultAutomobiles.html
2017-01-24 12:16:04 | Mike May writes:
For Sale 2017 needs completion
2017-01-26 16:02:45 | Peter Ingram writes:
Presumably with the liquidators in California.
2019-12-12 05:58:13 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 12/12/19
Car has a buy it now price of $85,000 for 6 days, seller mnjliquidators
My XK140 is now a re-bodied XK120 Special. #S818439 was delivered to its first owner as a DHC in April 1956 by Jaguar distributor Jaguar Cars NY.
Several years ago, being tall and getting on in life but still attracted to the clean lines of the XK120 I began the task of building a Jaguar special that would be easily recognizable as an XK120 but have features from later models that would make it easier to drive and enjoy.
On top of an original restored XK140 chassis, one of several I have owned for many years, I installed a completely rebuilt 4.2 liter XKE engine with dual 2 inch SU carbs and matching transmission taken from 1968 XKE doner car wrecked in CA in the 90s.
The rest of the drivetrain has been overhauled and a dual stainless exhaust fitted.
The drivers floor has been extended to accommodate any tall driver. Hydraulic clutch and brake assemblies including booster from a XK150 eliminate the sloppiness of the XK140 mechanical system.
Disc brakes from a XK150 have been fitted in front, with the XK140 drum rears rebuilt with new cylinders, stainless lines and new flexible hoses.
Cooling has been upgrade with a re-cored XK150 radiator and fairing.
Steering is now rack and pinion from a XK150 with new wood rimmed steering wheel.
All suspension bushings have been replaced and new rear springs with gators fitted.
A new aluminum fuel tank has been installed.
Avon tires on factory 5.5 x 16 inch rims complete the undercarriage.
The body shell is a real all steel XK120 OTS assembled by Ellery of Piru CA using a new aluminum trunk (boot) lid and both door assemblies from Leaping Cats.
In front, the factory aluminum hood (bonnet), is from an XK140 roadster, needed to facilitate the larger radiator, is now fitted with a XK120 grille and leaper from an XK150.
Rear fender skirts (spats) give an elegant look and are easily removed for track use if required.
Painted off the chassis in factory Cotswold blue, all gaps have been adjusted for a perfect fit.
Being the former owner of World Upholstery and Trim, I had the interior is made from original XK120 patterns except for the instrument panel which is from a XK150.
Panels including the trunk (boot) are finished in blue Rexine with Connolly leather cockpit surround and seating, carpeting is Wilton wool from BAS.
New wiring looms, cloth braided, connect the rebuilt XK150 instruments, switches and all new electrical units.
The convertible top, fitted over rebuilt hood sticks has been stitched in canvas with a chrome surround hard window in the back.
Sealing rubbers and body grommets of rubber have all been renewed.
Glass in the triple chromed windshield frame is new and all other bright-work including the bumpers has received the same treatment.
Since completion and now maintained in running condition at my shop in Southern California it still needs alignment, booster tank connection and final sorting to be ready for road or rally use.
2022-08-08 09:41:28 | Felix writes:
This car is labeled wrong, it is a 120OTS, not a 140DHC
2022-08-08 14:08:47 | pauls writes:
Felix, you didn't read the heritage certificate which clearly states the car is a XK140 DHC.
2022-08-09 07:21:33 | Felix writes:
The VIN plate seems to be a replica and I assume it has a number wrong. And the heritage certificate does not describe this car. This car clearly is a XK120OTS (Bumpers, Trunk, Steering).
2022-08-09 07:24:36 | Felix writes:
"My XK140 is now a re-bodied XK120 Special." strange, strange.
2022-08-10 13:00:56 | pauls writes:
Yes, its a XK140 DHC with an XK120 body. Not mislabeled but modified.