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1955 Jaguar XK140M Drophead Coupe

Sale price: $95,100.00 make an offer

Car location: Miami, Florida, United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: jaguar
Model: XK
Year: 1955
Type: convertible
Color: Carmine red
Mileage: 300
Transmission: manual
Trim: XK140M Drophead Coupe
Interior Color: Bisquit
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1955 Jaguar XK140M Drophead Coupe for sale

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  • 1955 Jaguar XK140M Drophead Coupe
  • 1955 Jaguar XK140M Drophead Coupe
  • 1955 Jaguar XK140M Drophead Coupe
  • 1955 Jaguar XK140M Drophead Coupe
  • 1955 Jaguar XK140M Drophead Coupe
  • 1955 Jaguar XK140M Drophead Coupe
  • 1955 Jaguar XK140M Drophead Coupe
  • 1955 Jaguar XK140M Drophead Coupe
  • 1955 Jaguar XK140M Drophead Coupe
  • 1955 Jaguar XK140M Drophead Coupe
  • 1955 Jaguar XK140M Drophead Coupe
  • 1955 Jaguar XK140M Drophead Coupe
  • 1955 Jaguar XK140M Drophead Coupe
  • 1955 Jaguar XK140M Drophead Coupe

  1955 Jaguar XK140M Drophead Coupe  

Chassis No. 817696

Engine No. G4055-8

Body No. P3939


Exterior: Carmine Red Paint

Interior: Biscuit Hides and Burr Walnut Veneers


Specifications: 190 bhp. 3. 42 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine. four-speed manual transmission. torsion bar independent front suspension. live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs. and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 102"


Matching Numbers XK140M Originally Delivered to France 300 Miles since Restoration Ready for Concours or Classic Rally


For 1955. Jaguar redesigned the chassis of its road-going XK sports car with larger torsion bars. better brakes and rack-and-pinion steering. The engine was given higher-lift camshafts. which had the effect of raising horsepower to 190. There were also subtle appearance changes. such as the grille given fewer. more widely spaced bars and full-width bumpers. Flashing directional signals were located in the front fenders. just above the bumper.

Moving the engine forward about three inches allowed a roomier cockpit but required relocating the battery compartment into the front fender. The car was re-designated XK140. and two variants were added. the XK140M. which included wire wheels. dual exhaust. twin fog lamps and windshield washers. and the XK140MC. which added the big-valve cylinder head from the C-Type. The three body styles continued in production through mid-1957. each available in any of the three variants.

This left-hand drive XK140M was completed on July 21. 1955 and delivered to Delacroix. the Paris distributor. on August 15. It was then sold to Second Lieutenant G. McKelvey. then stationed at St. Mihiel in eastern France. It has been faithfully restored to concours specification and is accompanied by a Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust certificate attesting to its matching numbers.

The recipient of a frame-off restoration. it comes complete with a full set of tools. original jack. knock-off hammer and the aforementioned features of the “M” package. The underside is as nice as the top and features stainless steel dual exhaust. re-porcelained manifolds and SU H6 carburetors rebuilt by expert Joe Curto of Queens. New York. It has covered but 300 miles since restoration and has been continually stored under climate-controlled conditions.


It was purchased by us at the prestigious Amelia Island Concours d' Elegance and displayed at Braman Miami world class service facilities as part of our Classics & Heritage Collection. While we have been the custodians of this exceptional motorcars regular cold starts as well as lubrication and fluid checks were performed always within the factory tolerances.



If you have any questions about this fine motorcar please call our Classics & Heritage Expert

James Hondros at 305-571-1205 ext. 2136

Email to Jhondros@bramanmiami. com


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This vehicle is being sold as is. where is. with no warranty. expressed written or implied. Although we try to describe vehicles as accurately as possible. errors can happen and the seller shall not be responsible or held liable for an incorrect description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no warranty in connection therewith. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle but the buyer must do their own due diligence prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

We reserve the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. The following terms of sale apply to all of our listings.  

Payment Terms: The successful high bidder or buyer will submit a $1. 00 non-refundable deposit within 2 business days of the close of the auction to secure the vehicle. Buyer agrees to pay remaining balance due (plus applicable fees and taxes) within 3 days of the close of the auction. All financial transactions must be completed before delivery of the vehicle.

Payment Methods: Certified Bank Check. Bank Wire transfer. or Approved 3rd-Party Financing. No Bank Drafts.

Fees and Taxes: 689. 00 Doc fee covers all overnight delivery and title work. etc. Sales tax applies only to Florida buyers. Out of state buyers are responsible for all state. county. city taxes and fees. as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered.

Buyer's Inspection: Every effort has been made to accurately and fairly describe this vehicle to you.   Braman Motors has tried to disclose all information known about this vehicle for auction.   Please be advised that used vehicles will have typical scratches and dings inherent for their year and mechanical parts are subject to fail.   Braman Motors welcomes and recommends a buyer's inspection.   If you plan to have a buyers inspection. please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending.   Buyer is responsible for any inspection charges and fees

Shipping & Transportation: The buyer is responsible for all shipping charges.   We will assist the buyer with finding a shipping company. Call us at 800-494-0842 for more information. We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after leaving our premises. If the vehicle is going to be shipped. full payment must be received before the vehicle is delivered to the shipping company.


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