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Jaguar XK 140 OTS MC/SE 1955 NO RESERVE

Sale price: $75,571.00 make an offer
Last update: 19.08.2013

Car location: Riverside, California, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: jaguar
Model: XK
Year: 1955
Type: two seater/roadster
Color: Old english white
Mileage: 56,000
Engine: 3.8l
Transmission: manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Jaguar XK 140 OTS MC/SE 1955 NO RESERVE for sale

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  • Jaguar XK 140 OTS MC/SE 1955 NO RESERVE
  • Jaguar XK 140 OTS MC/SE 1955 NO RESERVE
  • Jaguar XK 140 OTS MC/SE 1955 NO RESERVE
  • Jaguar XK 140 OTS MC/SE 1955 NO RESERVE
  • Jaguar XK 140 OTS MC/SE 1955 NO RESERVE
  • Jaguar XK 140 OTS MC/SE 1955 NO RESERVE
  • Jaguar XK 140 OTS MC/SE 1955 NO RESERVE
  • Jaguar XK 140 OTS MC/SE 1955 NO RESERVE
  • Jaguar XK 140 OTS MC/SE 1955 NO RESERVE
  • Jaguar XK 140 OTS MC/SE 1955 NO RESERVE
  • Jaguar XK 140 OTS MC/SE 1955 NO RESERVE

I have owned the car since 1971 in Southern California. Original black California license plates. professionally restored.
When I purchased the car in 1971 the engine block was broken and non-repairable. The local Jaguar dealer gave me a complete 3. 8 E-type engine block removed from a series I E-type (RA522O). 9:1 compression ratio. I fitted the original C head G5879-8. This higher compression combination ran superbly. In 2012 the C head was completely rebuilt by Coventry Classics of Orlando with all new valves. cams and bearings. The 3. 8L E block was removed from a wrecked local car with a very low mileage and stored for years until given to me. Since 1971 the car has had probably less than 500 actual miles on the road. as I lived abroad and in other states and the car was garaged in Southern California until I began restoration in earnest in 2008.  
The car has been beautifully. professionally painted and finished with three coats of clear in 2011/2012. The Connelly Hide black leather interior was fitted in 1983 and is in excellent condition. Virtually everything mechanical has been renewed including fuel system. complete brake system. new master cylinder. new shoes and rebuilt wheel cylinders. all instruments rebuilt. all new chrome (bumpers. grille. headlight rims. tail-light and reverse-light fittings. windshield pillars etc. ) A new black Hartz soft top with correct new rear window has been fitted. All instruments rebuilt (tach. spedo. clock. petrol and amp guages). wiper motor rebuilt. New correct 17" steering wheel. Mileage stated is approximate as I had to rebuild the spedometer. New SS dual exhaust. New porcelain headers.
Upgrades include: Pertronics distributor. spark plug wiring. Gustafson geared starter. Complete Bell ss exhaust system. complete. with dual mufflers. New black porcelain exhaust manifold/headers. 3. 8L. 9:1 compression ratio series 1 E block. New Wilton black carpeting. Five new Universal 185R16 radial black wall tires. Four new 2 ear knockoffs. All new shock absorbers. All new suspension kit. including bushings. A-arm. All new BAS door panels and boot lid. New chrome handbrake assembly. LED tail lights fitted. New fuel SU fuel pump. New original parking lights. New Fog Ranger lights. New tail light chrome assemblies. chrome fittings. New reverse/license light fittings. SU carbs rebuilt. New motor mounts. New leather dash and all new control knobs.  
Original 16" steel wheels painted as correct in body colour.  
You can watch the car drive on the road on YouTube : Southern California Jaguar XK140
This is an exceptionally sharp XK140 MC roadster. Totally rust free and never wrecked. A more complete list of all restoration items is available upon request. Or call me for further details  : 860-653-9461.

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