Jaguar dominated international sports car racing in the 1950s, with
overall wins at LeMans 24-Hour Race in 1951,1953,1955, 1956, and
1957. After winning in three of the past four years, Jaguar decided
to retire from racing and concentrate on their production cars. The
XK 140 was the race-inspired sports car through February 12, 1957,
when a fire destroyed Jaguar's Browns Lane factory.
This particular XK 140 is called the MC (Modified Competition)
Model or the SE (Special Equipment). It has the C-Type head,
high-performance cams, uprated suspension, special driving lights,
and chrome wire wheels. The paint is bright red and the leather is
tan. This car underwent a most thoughtful & comprehensive
restoration. Included are invoices for 1,234.25 hours of
frame-off/ground-up restoration from The Classic Car Co.of
Tennessee, which does not include a documented engine re-build by
XKs Unlimited of California. All aspects of this fine motorcar are
original and or period correct. This restoration was completed in
1991 with very few miles added since, mainly because the owner of
this car had four other classic British sports in his collection to
drive! The odometer shows 76,840 miles.
This XK 140 car is in excellent overall condition and has not been
offered for sale for many years. It was entered into the Shelter
Island Car Show in 2018 where it competed against one hundred other
collector cars and won "Best in Show"!
Bid on this car in person at the RAND Luxury Auction on October