Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S
Lot 73
Offered from the Tony Hart Collection
1955 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER
Sold for US$ 110,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S Offered from the Tony Hart Collection     ,1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER  Chassis no. 5811630D/N Engine no. G 4870-8S
Offered from the Tony Hart Collection
1956 JAGUAR XK140 MC ROADSTER

Chassis no. 5811630D/N
Engine no. G 4870-8S

3,442cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
210bhp at 5,500rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission with Overdrive
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes


*Matching numbers example
*Professionally restored
*Upgraded cooling system
*California yellow-plate car
*Offered Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate



THE JAGUAR XK140

The XK140 offered many new features and improvements over the stunning XK120, which stood the automotive world on its ear at its Earl's Court introduction in 1948. Introduced in late 1954, the XK140 was again offered in Fixed-head coupe (FHC), Drop-head coupe (DHC) and Roadster versions, all with a subtly restyled body. The new XK boasted a redesigned box-section frame with a more supple suspension that included larger torsion bars and anti-roll bars, improved brakes, and rack-and-pinion steering to replace the earlier recirculating-ball system. Perhaps most importantly for customers in the vital North American market, there was a larger and more comfortable cockpit with increased legroom, thanks to the engine and transmission assembly being moved forward by three inches, along with the firewall and instrument panel. The cowling and steering wheel were both raised. The XK140 boasted better parking protection via larger, full-width bumpers with over-riders, again with the American buyer in mind.

Beneath its shapely bonnet and redesigned grille rested a more powerful 190 hp 3.4-liter twin-cam six with higher-lift camshafts and an improved ignition system. A four-speed manual transmission with electric overdrive allowed the fortunate driver to enjoy relaxed motoring. Although the XK140 was a few hundred pounds heavier than the XK120, it was also faster, with a top speed of about 130 mph in standard form. A very desirable option was the C-type's higher-performance, larger-valved cylinder head, which gave an additional 20 horsepower, pushing output to about 210. That choice gave correspondingly quicker acceleration and a greater maximum speed. Almost 8900 units were shipped from Coventry between 1954 and 1957, when the XK140 was superseded by the more muscular and luxurious XK150.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERD

This handsome XK140MC Roadster was completed August 24, 1955 and delivered to the Charles Hornburg Motor Company in Los Angeles on September 5th. Its first owner is unknown, but the car eventually found its way to the east coast where it was restored cosmetically. Around 2007 it came into the possession of Mr. Derek Gilchrist, who had the car's engine, transmission, and rear axle overhauled by Dan Kelly at British Car Service in Sacramento, California. Additional attention was also given to the interior. To address the chronic overheating issues common to this series, a modern aluminum radiator with an electric cooling fan was fitted. Restoration costs exceeded $150,000 over a three-year period. In October of 2012, the car was consigned for sale in Sacramento, and was purchased by the current owner. The car had been fully serviced by Dan Kelly's shop prior to sale.

Showing just 68,817 miles at the time of cataloging (which is believed to be the original and correct total), this fine yellow-plate XK140MC roadster is offered in striking red paint with a black leather interior, black canvas top and tonneau cover, a set of correct side curtains, a handsome Motolita wood-and-alloy steering wheel, sparkling chromed-plated wire wheels, spare, jack, and tool roll. An interesting accessory is a special hardwood tool that allows the chrome-plated knock-off spinners to be removed and installed without damage to the plating.
The car is supplied with a Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate.

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  • Please note that the correct chassis number for this vehicle is S811630D/N.
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