For Sale: 1956 Jaguar XK140 in St Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

It's Alive Automotive is pleased to present this beautiful XK-140 Coupe. The XK-140 was the second iteration of the famed XK series of sports cars. The 140 essentially retains the XK-120's body shape albeit the coupe has a slightly taller roof line. That, combined with moving the engine four inches forward in the chassis, allowed the XK-140 coupe to become a 2+2 sports car. While the rear seat room is anything but generous, it's a great space for children or the occasional third adult who's happy to sit a bit sideways. In any case, sharing an XK Jaguar experience is a wonderful thing and with this one you can share with more than one person at a time. Other changes with the XK-140 included rack and pinion steering which is not only more precise than the 120's box but lighter at low speed making the 140 much more pleasurable to drive. Some XK-140s were equipped with the Special Equipment option, often referred to in the U.S. market as the XK-140 MC. Among other things, this option included wire wheels, dual exhaust with twin silencers, and most importantly the C-type head with its larger exhaust valves and enlarged inlet and exhaust porting. This resulted in 210 horsepower, a better than 10% increase over the standard engine. Our 140 is one of those rare cars and it still retains its original engine. Our example was restored approximately 8 to 9 years ago but has seen little use since. The exterior finish is in great shape with smooth, evenly applied paint. There is no blistering or cracking, a testament to the professional quality work. The bright work is beautiful from the bumpers to the badging to the wheels. The interior is likewise in great shape. The leather is supple with just the perfect patina but no tears or undue wear. The carpets are in fine condition and of the appropriate quality materials. The dashboard wood veneer is beautiful and literally a craftsman's work of art to behold. Mechanically, it starts easily, revs strongly and pulls with the power you expect. Oil pressure when warm is above spec and indicative of the engine lower end being in good condition. The clutch is smooth and the overdrive equipped gearbox shifts very well. Regarding the gearbox, you should note this car was originally equipped with an automatic transmission. The car was professionally converted to the desirable 4 speed plus overdrive unit it is equipped with now. Recent work as part of our recommissioning includes a new fuel tank and new fuel pump plus oil and filter changes. For questions or to inspect and drive this great car, please call or text Mike at 573-579-4617 or email to [email protected] Thanks for looking!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1321124
  • Price:$86,000
  • Location:St Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1956
  • Make:Jaguar
  • Model:XK140
  • Exterior Color:Gray
  • Interior Color:Dark blue
  • Odometer:46198
  • Stock Number:CC-HRC00206
  • VIN:S815554BW