1956 Jaguar XK140 Roadster


  • SPECIFICATIONS
    • Year 1956
    • Chassis Number 812316
    • Registration TSL 943
    • Mileage 92790
    • Price £124,995
  • DESCRIPTION

    This XK 140 Roadster left the factory 20th April 1956 and was originally supplied to Jaguar Cars New York. The early history is not known but we understand that it was traded to Gullwing Motors ( USA ) in 1997 when it was showing 72,397 miles before arriving here in the UK in January 1998.

    Having been re registered it was the subject of a comprehensive restoration by XK specialists Twyford Moors who converted the car to right hand drive and modified it for historic racing. In January 2000 the car was fitted with a fully race prepared 3.8 litre engine built by VSE ltd. The car was then campaigned in the XK challenge by Ian Dunkley for the next three years and then by Twyford Moors own manager Ian Mills for a further two. A regular at many events the car featured in the JEC and Jaguar World magazines.

    Sold again by Twyford Moors in 2005 the car remained in the hands of a collector who had CKL Ltd rebuild the engine in 2014 before the current owner purchased it in 2017.

    Remaining in fast road specification the car is still fitted with a race prepped engine on triple SU carbs with XK150 brakes and an alloy radiator. It also has a detachable roll cage, fire extinguisher and elec. cut off with the battery relocated to the boot, bucket seats with race harnesses and a Tilton brake and pedal system.

      In excellent condition throughout and in very fine mechanical order the current owner an engineer himself has kept the car very well maintained, it is supplied with a huge history file that contains lots of info about the car with receipts and invoices for all the major mechanical works including all the work carried out by Jaguar specialists CKL Ltd who looked after the car for many years. 

    A truly great car with a great history this must be one of the best XK140 Roadsters available on the current market, a thrilling car to drive it has great performance and stunning looks.

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