1956 XK140 MC Roadster LHD
This very original LHD XK140 roadster is a highly desirable “MC” model and would be an excellent candidate for a full body-off JD Classics restoration.
1954 saw the second iteration of Jaguar’s classic XK series of sports cars with the debut of the XK140. Preserving the curvaceous wing lines of the XK120 but featuring much needed improvements in handling, leg room and overall power, the 140 quickly proved to be a worthy heir to its iconic predecessor. Of these latest 140s, the most desirable models were those finished to Special Equipment, or MC (Modified Competition) standard and fitted with the C-Type cylinder head.
This example was built in LHD, finished in Cream paint and delivered new to the US in 1956. It remained in long-term ownership for many years and has been dry stored since coming off the road in 1964. It is remarkably complete retaining items that often go missing such as side screens and hood frame and, while requiring a full restoration, is incredibly solid, straight and importantly retains the original engine block, gearbox and C-Type cylinder head. The mileage of just over 41,300 is believed to be original.
Restoration projects of this standard are becoming incredibly hard to find and this example would make a wonderful Mille Miglia eligible car or could be modified to full JD Sport specification.
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