Jaguar cars launched the XK140 at the London Motor Show in October 1954 with a raft of improvements over its predecessor- the XK 120. The styling was improved with a revised grill, larger bumpers along with new rear lights which now incorporated the indicators.
The handling was enhanced by rack and pinion steering and telescopic dampers. The interior space was improved allowing the addition of occasional rear seats. It was now a real tourer with plenty of power from the 3.4 twin overhead camshaft six cylinder engine.
The car we are offering for sale is a highly original XK 140 DHC, finished in Black with Burgundy trim having appropriate patina. 11 APC is the cars original registration number and all numbers are “matching”. The car is in very good order and drives well having never been subject to a major restoration.
Accompanied with 11 APC is a considerable history file including a wealth of invoices dating back to the 1960’s for routine repairs and servicing. There is also a large number of old MOT certificates, tax discs and correspondences from previous owners.
11 APC was supplied new in February 1956 to E. Leigh of Winchcombe, Glos. He retained the car until 1979, some 23 years. Five subsequent owners followed during the next 35 years. Good original cars in this condition are now becoming few and far between!