To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The
Elkhart Collection event, 23 - 24 October 2020.
$90,000 - $120,000
- Maintained by the original owner and family until 2011
- Restored in the original color scheme of Pastel Blue over Dark
- Original left-hand-drive example; matching-numbers 210 bhp "MC"
- Delivered through Charles Hornburg in Los Angeles
- Offered with tool roll, hammer, jack, and original Dunlop
- Documented by Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate
Please note that this vehicle is titled by the engine number.
An original factory-documented MC model with the high-performance
C-Type cylinder head, this XK 140 coupe was delivered new by
Charles Hornburg's distributorship in Los Angeles. It reportedly
remained with the family of its original California owner for 56
years before being sold in 2011 as a solid, straight, and original
car, still with its original Pastel Blue paint.
A full restoration was undertaken by the new owner, with exacting
attention to fit, finish, and detail throughout, including paint
matched to traces of undisturbed finish deep in the body. All
chrome was reported to be either original or replated original
parts, and the car was cosmetically refinished to show standards.
The engine and transmission were rebuilt but have been largely left
in their original patina. The carpet on the transmission hump is
original and has been preserved. The radiator received a new
original-style core, and new stainless-steel dual exhaust was
fitted, along with vintage Koni shock absorbers. While the car is
mounted on proper Avon Road Speed tires, the spare in the trunk is
original Dunlop and is accompanied by a tool roll, hammer, and
In the current collection's care, the Jaguar has been maintained to
the same high standard while being occasionally used and enjoyed.
Few XK 140 MC fixed-head coupes have been so nicely restored, in
the original colors, with the original engine, and with an eye
towards correctness. This is a high-quality, no-stories example,
worthy of the best collection.To view this car and others currently
consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/el20