1955 Jaguar XK140 MC

1955 Jaguar XK XK140 MC

Technical specifications of Jaguar XK 1955

Price: US $100,000.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Orange, Connecticut, United States
Make: Jaguar
Model: XK
Trim: XK140 MC
Year: 1955
Mileage: 4796
VIN: 2033354643
Engine size: 3.4L Twin Cam 6 Cylinder
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Newly introduced for 1955, the Jaguar XK140 was broadly similar to, though more refined than, its sensational XK120 predecessor, major engineering changes being confined to the repositioning of the engine 3" further forward, the adoption of rack-and-pinion steering and a larger cockpit for more passenger room and driving comfort. The suspension and brakes remained like the XK120, though with stiffer torsion bars at the front and telescopic shock absorbers replacing lever type at the rear. Outwardly the newcomer was distinguishable by its revised radiator grille, rear lights incorporating flashing indicators, and larger bumpers. The power unit remained Jaguar's wonderful 3.4-litre, twin-cam six, which now produced 190bhp in standard trim. A close-ratio gearbox enabled better use to be made of the increased performance Special Equipment (SE) cars, or the MC as it was called for the 140's, came with overdrive, wire wheels and Lucas fog lamps, and could be ordered with an engine developing 210bhp courtesy of the C-type cylinder head. XK140 performance was well up to the standards set by its exemplary predecessor, contemporary road-tests regularly recording top speed figures in excess of 120mph. The XK140 was the best of all the XK's both drivability wise and looks.

This particular XK140 MC is just out of a very long time ownership, being purchased by its second, and most recent owner, in 1970. Driven by him through his college years and kept until present day, this XK140 MC has been well cared for and enjoyed. It is a matching numbers example and a true MC with the 9:1 compression C-Type cylinder head and complete with a Jaguar heritage certificate. It was restored around 10 years ago with new leather upholstery and new top. The engine was also completely overhauled at that time. It runs and drives exceptionally well and is ready to be driven, shown and enjoyed by its next owner.
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