1955 Jaguar XK 140 MC OTS Roadster

1955 Jaguar XK 140 MC OTS Roadster

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1955 Jaguar XK 140 OTS 

Arguably the original Jaguar XK series is one of the most beautiful automobile series ever designed and built. The legendary XK series, built between 1951 and 1961, won the grueling Lemans Grand Prix Race three years in a row: 1951, 1952, and 1953, as depicted on the boot cover (trunk lid) badge. So history supports its beauty which is matched by the handling ability and speed.

As can be seen the car for sale is a great representation of the Jaguar XK140 MC (OTS) Roadster. From its beautiful flowing design, and appealing color combination, to the reconditioning bright chrome it would make any owner proud, and with minimal effort it again could be a Concours d’Elegance contender. Whenever it is driven; for a ride, to a show, or to the Woodward Dream Cruise, people often comment how beautiful it is. On lady, last summer, summed it up beast as she stood staring at the car and called out; “That’s the most beautiful and sexiest car I’ve ever seen!” She was right.

The ground up restoration was a labor of love. From the top to the tires, and from the front bumper to the rear; nothing was left untouched. Ever part was refurbished, repaired, or replaced. Including a complete engine rebuild and transmission upgrade replacement. With everything that has been done to this car one might say it is almost “like new”. But the car is not just beautiful, it’s a pleasure to drive, and is a champion; as shown by the awards won at prestigious auto shows, listed below!

The car was not restored just to sit in a garage waiting to be shown, it was restored to be driven, enjoyed, and to bring a beautiful piece of automotive history back to life. That was accomplished, and the matching numbers reinforce the integrity of the car.

The restoration is now ten years old, but the car has been kept in excellent condition. There are a few flaws, but as the pictures show it is still beautiful, and because the engine was totally rebuilt, and new upgraded 5 speed transmission installed, driving it can be enjoyed for years to come. As stated before, anyone would be proud to own and drive it, and with minimal effort make it a Concours d’Elegance contender again.

I have driven the car for over ten years and enjoyed every minute behind the wheel. From the friendly waves, to the horn blows and thumbs up sign; it has been fun. The story of the lady calling it beautiful and sexy is true. It happened as I was parking at a restaurant in New Baltimore, MI. That is the type of reaction we get every time we go out in it, and so will you.

The XK 140 MC was the top-of-the-line Jaguar. The Special Equipment models, designated as M and MC, are fitted with wire wheels and for lamps mounted above the front bumper. The MC was also equipped with the C-Type head, developed for the C-Type Le Mans race car, and the horsepower was raised to 210 at 5,750 rpm. Also, with the C-Type head came a dual exhaust system which used two separate silencers, with pipes running through holes in the chassis cross members and emerging below the rear over-rider. Additionally, it is fitted with a four speed manual transmission with overdrive.

Matching Numbers: Original plate with numbers is fastened to firewall, and match those stamped on parts.

Engine: 3.4 liter-3442 cc- 6 Cylinder twin overhead cam, 210 HP at 5,750 rpm

Exterior/Interior Colors: Dark (Midnight) Blue paint, complimented by the Biscuit/Tan interior, top, and side curtains.

Ground-up restoration: Total body-off, ground-up restoration completed in 2010. Every part was removed, cleaned, refurbished, repaired, or replaced. The engine was completely rebuilt at the same time.


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