For Sale: 1957 Jaguar XK140 in Saint Louis, Missouri


Vehicle Description

When Jaguar unveiled the XK120 to the world in 1949, they raised the bar for exotic engineering, high performance, and style at a surprisingly reasonable price point. The XK120's follow-up, the XK140, was announced in 1954 as a 1955 model, and it introduced numerous improvements meant to address the shortcomings of the XK120. With the 140, Jaguar fitted superb rack and pinion steering, improved braking ability, telescopic dampers, and increased suspension travel. The twin-cam XK engine received a bump in power and was moved forward in the chassis, allowing for improved legroom and passenger comfort. Finally, the styling got a subtle freshening with full-width bumpers, a slightly wider grille, and additional chrome trim. The XK140 was a superb driver's car that succeeded in elevating the XK formula to a new level, with superior refinement and the gutsy performance that Jaguar enthusiasts know and love today. This XK140 is a long-term Terre Haute, Indiana car that belonged to one of David's favorite high school teachers for many years, and he acquired from them. It is a good restoration project, with primarily solid sheetmetal and a good undercarriage. The exterior trim is also complete and in good order all around, allowing for a straightforward refurbishment. The interior is mostly complete, though with incorrect seat covers and considerable wear. The bones are there for restoration, including the correct original steering wheel, Smiths instruments, and chrome interior fittings and the wood is intact, though in need of total restoration. The top frame is also intact and functional, though the canvas is bad. Looking at the underside, it appears quite solid and complete. There is a newer stainless steel exhaust system, and while the gearbox and rear axle are intact, their internal condition is not known. The twin-cam XK engine is period-correct from a MkI Saloon, and it has not been run or tested as the carburetors are frozen and fuel system corroded. A spare engine, cylinder head and gearbox assembly from an XK140 are included in the sale. Being virtually complete and quite solid, this XK140 Drophead is being offered as-is, and will be an excellent candidate for a full restoration and the ideal "blank canvas" for its next owner to build their vision of the ideal XK140. Offers welcome and trades considered For additional details please view this listing directly on our website

Vehicle Details

  • 1957 Jaguar XK140
  • Listing ID:CC-1451763
  • Price:$59,500
  • Location:Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1957
  • Make:Jaguar
  • Model:XK140
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:6866
  • VIN:SD6811J

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Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars
2310 Chaffee Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146