Now this is quite a special Jaguar. First of all, it is the rarest of all XK versions : the XK140 DHC. In total only 2789 units were made, and that makes it today the most sought after XK for collectors. It combines the pure lines of the XK120, in combination with the more sophisticated underpinnings of the later XK150. Most importantly, it offers a much better driving position compared to the XK120, which is difficult to drive for taller people.
This example is completely restored and upgraded in 2010 by Hector Castro - HRC Jaguars in Denver (USA), and one of only three of these ultimate driving machines built by him. The aim was to create the best driving XK140 possible, with improved handling and performance, and a level of finish way above the standard. And how he succeeded.
First of all this XK140 is a rare version with steel wheels and the stylish rear spats, which shows the elegant lines of the bodywork even better. The paint quality is from the highest level, and the finish of the interior is on a par with a period Rolls-Royce. The veneer panels are mirrored and made out of rare and incredibly beautiful elm wood, and the leather is soft and beautifully trimmed as only seen in the very best restorations. The hood is made out of mohair, and has a wool headlining. The cabin is fully insulated and feels very cosy.
Technically, this car is even more impressive. The bespoke front wishbone suspension in combination with a hydraulic power steering offers great handling and a relaxed driving experience. The original engine is replaced by a 4,2 litre Jaguar straight six with straight port cilinderhead and two big SU HD8 carburettors, offering 250 bhp. Visually it is not noticeable as it all looks as factory, but the performance tells you another story... Furthermore, this XK140 has power front disc brakes, and also an improved cooling system with a high capacitiy aluminium radiator and thermostat controlled cooling fan. The stainless steel exhaust offers a great soundtrack, and driving this glorious XK140 is an unforgettable experience. A proper wolf in sheeps clothes.
Although we had previously some wonderful XK140's in stock, I have to say that this example is the best I have ever driven due to the hidden upgrades and the overall quality of the restoration. If you are looking for one of the best XK140 DHC available, then a testdrive with this great example won't disappoint you at all. And we didn't even mention that it is finished in one of the best colour combinations ever.....
This 1957 Jaguar XK140 DHC is an excellent original driver quality car with matching numbers. Red with tan interior. Very nice presentable paint, chrome, and interior. Mechanically very strong as well. For only $89,500.
Jaguar XK 140 SE DHC 1955, Overdrive,210 PS, C-Typ head. Matching numbers, Jaguar Heritage Certificat. Austrian historic and FIVA papers.
Older frame off restauration,since then 20.000km. One owner since 1992. Stainless steel tank and exhaust, disc brake on front
This 1956 Jaguar XK140SE Roadster is a matching numbers car and a two owner car from new. White with original red interior. It runs and drives excellent and is a very presentable driver quality example for only $89,500
Jaguar XK 140 OTS (roadster), year 1956. Colour Maroon red with a light beige leather interior. This magnificent Jaguar was extensively and professionally 'body off' restored. Of course including overhaul of the engine, gearbox and overdrive. New wiring loom and perfect chrome. This Jaguar XK 140 OTS .....
The Jaguar XK140 is the first evolution of the street myth that won Le Mans in the fifties for Jaguar, as its back plate says. The 50s in which, with a gearbox of 4 speeds with Overdrive, as in the case of this example that concerns XK140 FHC (Fixed Head Coupe) that you see in the images, high speed .....
​This 1956 Jaguar XK140 DHC is an excellent original matching numbers car in need of complete restoration. Red with black interior, this car is just out of long term ownership where it had been sitting in storage for many years. A great buy for only $56,500
TOTAL RESTORATION BY JOHN MAY BETWEEN 1996-9
3,560 MILES SINCE RESTORATION
BRITISH RACING GREEN WITH BISCUIT HIDE, BLACK HOOD
CHASSIS No. S818597BW
4-SPEED SYNCHROMESH GEARBOX WITH OVERDRIVE, WITH ALL ROUND DISC BRAKES, C-TYPE CYLINDER HEAD, WOOD-RIMMED STEERING WHEEL, SOLID MOUNTED STEERING .....