1957 Jaguar XK140 Drophead
The Jaguar XK140 is a sports car manufactured by Jaguar between 1954 and 1957 as the successor to the XK120. Upgrades included more interior space, improved brakes, rack and pinion steering, increased suspension travel, and telescopic shock absorbers instead of the older lever arm design. The Drophead Coupé (DHC) had a bulkier lined canvas top that lowered onto the body behind the seats, a fixed windscreen integral with the body, wind-up side windows, and a small rear seat. It also had a walnut-veneered dashboard and door cappings. A stock XK-140 SE could achieve a top speed of 120–125 mph. Road & Track's XK-140 MC test in June 1955 recorded a best two-way average of 120.3 mph.
This Jaguar XK140 Drophead is a most handsome sports touring automobile nicely restored to driver quality/local show condition. The car has the desirable chrome wire wheels fitted with correct size sport radial tires and dual Lucas fog lamps. It has a beautifully refinished English walnut dash and supple leather beige leather seating piped in red. The standard Moss 4 speed manual transmission shifts easily without fault upon driving. The 3.4 liter double overhead cam six cylinder motor starts instantly with the automatic choke functioning correctly. The motor has an original numbers matching cylinder head with a replacement block that has excellent oil pressure, no smoke or alarming noises. I have driven the XK140 at highway speeds and find it tracks perfectly with lovely power. I highly recommend this Jaguar for comfortable rides to your local Cars & Coffee events or just cruising back country roads with the outmost sporty flair.
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