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1956 Jaguar XK

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Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Jaguar
Model: XK
Year: 1956
Type: COUPE
Color: BLACK
Mileage: 41,000
Engine: 3.4 Litre
Transmission: AUTOMATIC
Fuel Type: GAS
Trim: XK140 SE FIXED HEAD COUPE MATCHING NUMBERS C TYPE
Interior Color: BISCUIT
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1956 Jaguar XK for sale

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1956 JAGUAR XK140 SE - FIXED HEAD COUPE - BEAUTIFUL DRIVER QUALITY RESTORATION

Shown here on eBay. I am presenting this absolutely gorgeous. numbers matching. XK140 MC FHC.  What a beautiful looking and driving motorcar!  This Jaguar has tremendous appeal with its near perfect B;lack exterior along with its unmarked Biscuit interior.  Distributed from the Hornburg Jaguar dealership in Los Angeles. California in July 1956 (see the Jaguar Heritage Certificate). it was restored in the not too distant past. and few miles have been put on it since.  

HISTORY AND OWNER PROVENANCE
The history of this Jaguar as I know it. aside from it's origins in California. is that it was in Ontario. Canada for a time. then purchased by the previous owner in Detroit. Michigan for a short sale. wherein I then purchased the car.  The Canadian owner had purchased it from the owner that restored it.  The very good news is that it started life in California and that has perhaps contributed to its exceptional condition.  On the title and Jaguar Heritage certificate images you will see a BW suffix after the chassis number.  This designates the Borg Warner automatic gearbox.  You will also notice that the brass data plate under the bonnet does not have the BW suffix after the cahssis number.  It is a reproduction data plate and for some reason the restorer did not put the BW suffix at the end of the chassis number.  Perhaps the original data plate was lost during the restoration.  The previous owner reported that he had heard of data plates being lost during a restoration and sometimes they actually fall off from the electrolytic reaction between the four aluminum rivets and the steel body.  He also stated that he communicated regularly with one of the worlds foremost XK historians in Australia and promptly sent him photos of the numbers.  He felt that the chassis number. C-Type cylinder head and block may have the properly peculiar Coventry factory hand stampings but the data plate is clearly a reproduction.  

This is a really nice FHC and the reserve set for this motor-car is a fair amount below its actual value.  I will be happy to answer any calls at 315. 778. 6494 or by email at rcfiii@clarencehenrycoach. com.  I would prefer an inspection in person to ascertain all that has been reported and feel free to contact me for any and all inquiries.

Thanks for looking and I hope this Jaguar XK140 Fixed Head Coupe resides in your motor garage soon!

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MECHANICAL CONDITION
The engine starts instantly at the touch of the starter button and has a glorious sound from the factory issued gdual exhausts.  The RARE Borg Warner automatic gearbox works well and in fact everything works except the clock.  Under the bonnet. the all matching numbers C-Type engine with the high performance C type head looks fantastic and sounds right.  

COSMETIC APPEARANCE
The Jaguar was restored on the chassis rather than being taken completely apart (according to previous owner) and therefore I believe that the body has never been off the car.  However it seems that the doors. bonnet and boot lid were taken off for the paint work.  Unusually. the doors close Rolls Royce like. with the slightest push of a finger.  The hinges on these heavy doors were not the best design and it's a miracle that they do not as a result sag.   One of the doors has a misalignment in the gaps but it can probably be rectified by a competent body man.  It looks like all of the exterior chrome has been re-plated. and it looks new with the exception of a small chrome chip in the grille.

The interior is nearly new with Biscuit leather and matching wool carpets.  The burl walnut wood dash and cappings are in fine condition but not perfect.

The underside has been detailed and is clean and tidy.  I can see some rust pits on the chassis that was treated and painted over. not rust holes of course. but I want to make clear that I really do not know where it spent its years after it left California.  I cannot say that all of the sheetmetal is original.  

The paint looks as good in real life as it does in the photos. and black is the most difficult color to paint properly.  There is hardly a flaw in the bodywork and it is done in a most professional manner.  It is not a perfect Pebble Beach entry but rather a really. really nice driver that will bring a great deal of pleasure to the new owner.

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Note: If the deposit is not received within twenty-four hours (1 business days) or if the sale is not complete within 7 days of the close of the auction. I reserve the right to sell to the next highest bidder or to another qualified buyer.

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International bidders are welcome. I will help in any way I can with coordinating shipping within the U. S. or overseas.

Seller reserves the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. Professional pre-purchase inspections are welcome but must be made before the auction ends. I have described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of my ability. However. with all pre-owned automobiles. the condition is subjective. so we recommend that the potential buyer fly out to inspect as well as test drive any of the vehicles before finalizing purchase. If your personal inspection is not possible. I will be glad to help facilitate an inspection by your chosen local independent service center and will make arrangements to deliver the vehicle to them for this purpose.

All vehicles are sold in "AS IS" condition. Please be advised that no oral statements concerning any vehicle constitute a representation or warranty of the condition of said vehicle. My goal is to provide you with the best service and the most comfortable buying experience on eBay. I do not accept escrow. and all inspections must be done prior to delivery. ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that you will be responsible for the Federal Reserve fee(s) charged for all incoming wires).

Pertaining to non eBay winners: anyone with a deposit but the sale is pending financing. 3rd party inspection or any other contingency. the said vehicle will not be held and is subject to be sold at any time. until all contingencies are removed and a manager or owner accepts and signs the purchase order.

The advertised mileage represents the actual miles when the car was placed on eBay. This vehicle is test driven and actual mileage may differ at time of sale.

Condition Disclaimer:

All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. I do not manufacture my product. Each vehicle brand has its strengths. styles. tendencies. and shortcomings. Therefore. despite my best efforts to verify a vehicle's mechanical condition. I am not able to warranty a manufacturers workmanship or a previous owners diligence in care. It is for this reason that all vehicles are sold "AS IS" and there are no mechanical guarantees expressed or implied.

I reserve the right to end the auction at any time.

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We will happily assist with worldwide transportation at the buyer's expense. In the case that you wish to pick up the vehicle in person we will arrange airport pickup for you free of charge. Please contact us for details.

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