JAGUAR XK140 DROPHEAD COUPE 1955- RALLY PREPARED (1955)

£139,995

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This stunning Jaguar was first registered 25th January 1955 by Hornburg Jaguar, Los Angeles, which is a matching numbers ex-showcar that has been modified to make it suitable for long distance ‘adventure rallies. Supplied with a Heritage Certificate, showing that the car was originally cream with a black piped red interior and black hood. It was despatched to Los Angeles on 14th of February 1955.
We have photos of the bodywork restoration being carried out in the early 90s under the auspices of the previous US owner Dr. William J. Morton of Canton, Georgia. The body restoration photos show that the car was extremely sound before it’s restoration, being a southern States car. The Jaguar won numerous concours events all over the south eastern US in the 90s. Once back in the UK, it was modified to make it suitable for long-distance rallies that the owner was planning to take part in.
The modifications list is:-
5 Speed Gearbox (T9) Modified clutch and flywheel to suit.
New crown wheel and pinion to suit new gearbox ratios
Upgraded front disc brakes and servo
Alternator and upgraded electrics
Electronic ignition
EZ-Steer power steering conversion.
New Koni Classic shock absorbers front and rear.
Spare coil mounted on cylinder head
Aluminium expansion tank and Kenlow fan
Various additional power take offs in cockpit
Isolator switch, plus fuel pump cut off
Full safety harnesses
Fixed wind deflector
Fire extinguisher
Larger capacity fuel tank
Sump Guard
Fitted luggage
The car drives fantastically indeed with no issues outstanding and looks terrific.
There is a lot of US history that comes with the car, especially regarding its US concours successes, and post importation to the UK, there are all the invoices present for the work done (mostly by Orchard Restorations of Heathfield and Tim Walker Restorations of Aylesbury) . The owner spent considerable sums of money on this car to ensure that it performed well and reliably in the exacting role for which he used the car.
To demonstrate how meticulously this car has been cared for, the invoices in the history file total to over £150,000 for works carried out between the period of 2003 to 2020 (whilst the vehicle has been in the UK).
This car successfully competed in the 2016 Pan American friendship rally and the 2018 The "Road to Saigon" Singapore to Vietnam Rally and was featured in the  recent TV series "8 go rallying".

This car represents fantastic value for money for a lot less than it would cost to prepare such a car for these types of events.
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  • Mileage: 57,146
  • Year: 1955
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Black

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