1957 JAGUAR XK 140 MC FHC SOLD :
One of the most elegant designs to come out of Brown's Lane, the ancestral home of Jaguar, the XK 140 was launched in the Autumn of 1954. Just as its predecessor, the XK120, (named for its ability to comfortably exceed 120 miles per hour, a feat first recorded on the Jabbeke Highway in Belgium), the 140 derived its name having reached over 141 mph on the same stretch of road. With greater cabin space than the cramped XK120 and rack & pinion steering and telescopic shock absorbers improved the already superb handling. With only 1,959 examples built, the fixed head coupe had the lowest production run of all the left hand drive XK140s.
The most desirable option was the Special Equipment (SE); this included the C-Type cylinder head, derived from the Le Mans winning C-Type Jaguars, dual exhausts, wire wheels, and fog lamps. This particular example is a fully restored, multiple concours winning, matching numbers SE, tan wool and leather, and a burl walnut dashboard. In addition to its rebuilt engine, the brakes have been upgraded to Dunlop discs all around and a Tremec 5-speed transmission making this a wonderful driver.