Thursday 17 July 2014


Jaguar XK140 FHC 1955 



This car was manufactured and first registered in 1955. Since purchasing the car, it has been the subject of a complete nut and bolt restoration which was completed in 2010 and built to Appendix ‘K’ Period E specification.
Most of the interior features have been kept as period, e.g. the Dashboard, Door Trim and the specially designed half-bucket Lightweight period racing seats in fluted green suede leather which gives this car a period appearance either for racing or on the open roads for Period Staged Rallies such as Tour Britannia et al. It received its FIA Historic Technical Passport on the 7th July 2010.
It is now a well-known car by many MSA and FIA Eligibility Scrutineers at the JEC, The Masters and Motor Racing Legends ‘Woodcote Trophy’.
This XK is an original right-hand-drive car, first shipped to Rhodesia and subsequently returned to the UK after some years.
It has been entered into the Aston Martin Owners Club and The Masters Races in 2010 where it achieved Class ‘A’ Wins for all of its races during that season and:
•    Won the Class ‘A’ FIA Appendix ‘K’ Class overall for 2010 with the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club.
Its recent history was that it completed the “Peking-to-Paris” Rally in 2000 and a season of racing in 2003 with the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club:
•    Winning Class ‘A’ (FIA Appendix ‘K’ specification cars).
The Le Mans 24 hour race in 1956 was where the only XK140 FHC raced for 21 hours and then was wrongly disqualified for returning to the Pits for fuel. At this point, it was running 11th in the race and was heading for a Top 10 finish. This makes this XK140 FHC ‘Qualifiable’ for the Le Mans Classic in 2014.
The Chassis Number of the Le Mans car above is S804241DN with Reg. No. PWT 846.
The Chassis Number of this car is S804245 DN with Reg. No. OEA 667.
Benefitting from its original 3.4 Litre engine up-rated for racing today by Peter Lander of Sigma Engineering to ‘Full Race’ specification. The engine has twin SU carburettors and retains its original 4 speed, 3 ‘Synchro’ Moss JL gearbox.
The car is fully road legal with MOT, Tax and Insurance.
The car is finished in Jaguar British Racing Green with burr walnut dashboard and door cappings, together with suede green period upholstery and door cards.
For racing, it benefits from a full Roll Cage for race safety but, as a newly restored car its dry weight is only 1278 Kgs which makes it a very light XK 140 Fixed Head Coupe.
In the last three years it has taken part in the following Events and Series:
•    The JEC Class ‘A’ FIA Appendix ‘K’ Championship in 2010 – WINNER.
•    In 2011, 2012 and 2013 the car has been raced in the Motor Racing Legends Royal Automobile Club’s ‘Woodcote Trophy’ with Trophies at Dijon and the Brands Hatch Festival in 2013
The car has also been co-driven in the ‘Woodcote Trophy’ series by Chris Keith-Lucas of CKL Developments Ltd and Melvin Floyd co-Director of CKL Developments (Classic Jaguar Restorations).
Finally, the car comes with five Borrani-Style 16 inch wire wheels. They have aluminium rims, with stainless Curly Hubs and Spokes.
Hand made in the UK they cost £880 each. Therefore, £4400 of lightweight wires wheels are included in the sale.

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