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JAGUAR XK140 DROPHEAD COUPE 1955- RALLY PREPARED For Sale

£139,995 As stated

Price £139,995As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Jaguar
Model XK140
Year 1955
Mileage 57,146 Miles
Country United Kingdom
Region Shropshire
Status Trade
  12-Jul-2021
Ref C1339299
This stunning Jaguar was first registered 25th January 1955 by Hornburg Jaguar, Los Angeles, which is a matching numbers ex-showcar that has been modified to make it suitable for long distance ‘adventure rallies. Supplied with a Heritage Certificate, showing that the car was originally cream with a black piped red interior and black hood. It was despatched to Los Angeles on 14th of February 1955.

We have photos of the bodywork restoration being carried out in the early 90s under the auspices of the previous US owner Dr. William J. Morton of Canton, Georgia. The body restoration photos show that the car was extremely sound before it’s restoration, being a southern States car. The Jaguar won numerous concours events all over the south eastern US in the 90s. Once back in the UK, it was modified to make it suitable for long-distance rallies that the owner was planning to take part in.

The modifications list is:-

5 Speed Gearbox (T9) Modified clutch and flywheel to suit.

New crown wheel and pinion to suit new gearbox ratios

Upgraded front disc brakes and servo

Alternator and upgraded electrics

Electronic ignition

EZ-Steer power steering conversion.

New Koni Classic shock absorbers front and rear.

Spare coil mounted on cylinder head

Aluminium expansion tank and Kenlow fan

Various additional power take offs in cockpit

Isolator switch, plus fuel pump cut off

Full safety harnesses

Fixed wind deflector

Fire extinguisher

Larger capacity fuel tank

Sump Guard

Fitted luggage

The car drives fantastically indeed with no issues outstanding and looks terrific.

There is a lot of US history that comes with the car, especially regarding its US concours successes, and post importation to the UK, there are all the invoices present for the work done (mostly by Orchard Restorations of Heathfield and Tim Walker Restorations of Aylesbury) . The owner spent considerable sums of money on this car to ensure that it performed well and reliably in the exacting role for which he used the car.

To demonstrate how meticulously this car has been cared for, the invoices in the history file total to over £150, 000 for works carried out between the period of 2003 to 2020 (whilst the vehicle has been in the UK).

This car successfully competed in the 2016 Pan American friendship rally and the 2018 The "Road to Saigon" Singapore to Vietnam Rally and was featured in the recent TV series "8 go rallying".

This car represents fantastic value for money for a lot less than it would cost to prepare such a car for these types of events.

Please call for further details.
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