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Record Creation: Entered on 4 October 2018.

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2017-10-30 17:08:24 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 11/17
www.silverstoneauctions.com/1956-jaguar-xk140-drophead-coup%C3%A9

Auction description:
NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2017
1956 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupé
Lot No.: 343
Registration: SSL 147
Chassis Number: S818597B/W
Engine Number: G8072/8S
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3442
Year of Manufacture: 1956
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 70,000 - 80,000

The car presented here is a 1956 XK140 Drop-head Coupé (DHC), and is today bestowed with possibly the best specification, having benefitted from a thorough restoration by renowned Jaguar specialist John May at 'XK Developments' in Tewkesbury.

This DHC car was manufactured in left-hand drive with an automatic gearbox on the 24th May 1956 and despatched to Charles Hornbury of Sunset Boulevard, California two days later. It returned to the UK in the early 1990s and, being a very decent example, was recommended by a senior XK Club member to our classic car-enthusiast vendor, who subsequently purchased it in 1995 from 'Vitesse' of Gloucestershire. By July 1996, its restoration and conversion were assigned to XK Developments, who took 5 years to meticulously carry out the exacting brief specified by our vendor, ensuring that the car was completed to the highest of standards. The thorough 'body-off' restoration saw the car being converted to RHD, fitted with a period/model correct 4-speed manual synchromesh gearbox (complete with a compact overdrive) and a C-Type head.

Our vendor planned to use the Jaguar for fast-road driving and occasional touring, so a number of upgrades seemed sensible. It was fitted with servo assisted discs brakes, an upgraded radiator (with a high-efficiency core), an electric cooling fan, 16-inch chrome wire wheels (with Pirelli Cinturato tyres), electric washers and upgraded external lighting.

This fabulous 140 is finished in perhaps the most 'classic' of Jaguar colour combinations, British Racing Green with a Tan interior and a black fabric hood. All the work that has been carried out is fully supported by a large and comprehensive history file, with many invoices and service records going back to 2001. The car has covered just 3,500 miles (approximately) since its restoration and has always been garaged. This delightful XK is ready to go and as well as being a very desirable classic Jaguar may well be a very astute purchase.

2018-10-04 08:22:59 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:
hexagonclassics.com/cars/jaguar-xk-140-dhc-1956/

Seller's description:
JAGUAR XK 140 DHC, 1956
TOTAL RESTORATION BY JOHN MAY BETWEEN 1996-9
MILEAGE:- 3,560 SINCE RESTORATION
BRITISH RACING GREEN WITH BISCUIT HIDE, BLACK HOOD
CHASSIS No. S818597BW

4-SPEED SYNCHROMESH GEARBOX WITH OVERDRIVE, WITH ALL ROUND DISC BRAKES, C-TYPE CYLINDER HEAD, SOLID MOUNTED STEERING RACK, CHROMED 15" X 6J WIRE WHEELS, BUCKET SEATS, RADIOMOBILE RADIO, ELECTRIC FAN.

Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this exciting Jaguar XK140 DHC, which was extensively restored by well-respected Jaguar marque expert John May of XK Developments between 1996 and 1999.

The car boasts two impressive history files, Jaguar handbook etc, historic MOTs and has enjoyed regular recent servicing, despite only having covered a meagre mileage since restoration. It is in quite excellent condition throughout, and is ready to be enjoyed.

2020-03-24 07:44:21 | pauls writes:

Car now listed on ebay 3/24/20

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202918798859

Classified ad price: £149,995, same seller.

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