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Original British Racing Green

Sale price: $65,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 29.10.2014

Seller's notes: "Super rare, highly collectible. Fun to drive. The car is good condition, excellent car for full restoration on the following to bring it up to mint condition: Electrical Wiring, some things work, some don't. Minor Abrasions on body paint, some touch up work only. All window molding needs replaced. It's currently worn and cracked. Small rock chip on front window, lower right side. Some service rust on floorboards under upholstery. Brakes tend to pull to the left. Possibly needs new alternator, although that could be an electrical issue. Original wood dashboard is somewhat weathered and needs refurbished. The under carriage needs cleaning."
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Jaguar
Model: XK
Year: 1956
Type: Coupe
Color: Green
Mileage: 97,000
Engine: MC - DOHC inline 6
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Fixed Head Coupe
Interior Color: Brown
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1956 Jaguar XK140 MC Fixed Head Coupe
Limited Edition - Fun to Own & Drive - Excellent Candidate for full Restoration.  Ready For Sale. Title in Hand.
--  Chassis No. S815503DN         --   Engine No. G7382-8S
If you are willing to put some time. plus a bit of money and elbow grease into the car you can very easily bring it up to mint condition and have equity in the vehicle.  An excellent "flip" !
About the Model:
The Jaguar XK140MC was manufactured by Jaguar between 1954 and 1957 as the successor to the XK120.  Upgrades included more interior space. improved brakes. rack and pinion steering. increased suspension travel. and telescopic shock absorbers instead of the older lever arm design.  The Fixed Head Coupe (FHC) shared the DHC's interior trim and rear seat. The prototype Fixed Head Coupe retained the XK120 Fixed Head roof-profile. with the front wings and doors the same as the Drophead. In production. the roof was lengthened with the screen being placed further forward. shorter front wings. and longer doors. This resulted in more interior space. and more legroom.
According to Car-Nection in the three years of production there were only a total of 2800 manufactured in Coventry. England.  Of those 733 were sold domestically in Great Britain and 2067 were manufactured for export.  An exact number of how many of these cars a left is unknown. however. it can easily stated that there are far fewer on the road today.  This particular engine is the "C" Type. making it even more valuable.  The exact spec would be XK 140 3. 4 SE (C-Type Head) ("MC" in USA).  This special model is rare and highly collectible.  
Car History
Manufactured in Coventry. England for export.  Left hand drive.  This is an original barn find near Chicago. Illinois.  The original owner is unknown. yet since it's find in the early 1960's only three owners have had the car titled in their name.  All are from the same family.  The car has resided in Idaho since the early 1990's and was once owned by Orrin B. Cox.  Cox served in WWII. went on to work in the FBI. Secret Service. then became an influential figure in the Idaho State Judicial Branch serving as a Judge for Canyon County in Southwest Idaho.  The current owner and relative inherited the car in the early 2000's. enjoys driving it on occasion and has kept the vehicle well stored in covered. secure garage parking.  
Car Plus Points:
This is the original paint job which has survived the decades with only a few minor abrasions.  It is the very popular Jaguar Racing Green. which is still a classic shade and color today.  Many of the original accessories are on the car.  Even the original spare tire is in the trunk with the original spoke rims.  Add to that a worn. but original owner's manual and original tool kit.  It is very fun to drive and is always an attention grabber.  The engine is in good shape. it runs fines.
Car Restoration Needs:
To bring this car up to mint condition the following points should be considered.  Look carefully at the photos in the gallery as we have attempted to photograph and document everything possible.
--  Electrical wiring. some things work. some don't--  Minor abrasions on body paint. some touch up work only--  All window molding needs replaced.  It's currently worn and cracked--  Small rock chip on front window. lower right side--  Some service rust on floorboards under upholstery--  Brake work.  Brakes tend to pull to the left. --  Possibly needs new alternator. although that could be electrical--  Original wood dashboard is somewhat weathered--  Under carriage needs cleaning. some. but has only a little rust
Car Valued at $70. 00 by Nada. com |  Reserve Price = Far Less
The car resides in Eagle. Idaho.  Personal and/or third party inspections are welcome and encouraged by appointment. Deposit of $500 required within 48 hours of auction close. Buyer agrees to pay remaining balance due (plus applicable fees and taxes) within 1 week of the close of the auction. All financial transactions must be completed before delivery of the vehicle. Payment Methods:  Cash (in person). certified check. bank transfers. or 3rd-party financing. Fees and Taxes:  Out of state/international buyers are responsible for all state. county. city taxes and fees. as well as title/registration fees in the state/country that the vehicle will be registered. Shipping/Transportation costs are your responsibility. although we will be happy to assist you in facilitating the delivery of the car. To learn more about this vehicle. please call (714) 241-1111 or E-mail scott@lockwoodmedia. com

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