1956 Jaguar XK140 Drop Head Coupe MC C-Type

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  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: XK
  • Year: 1956
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Waverly, New York, United States


Absolute XKs is proud to offer a very rare and desirable Jaguar XK140 Drop Head Coupe. It is one of only seven XK140's made in this color combination: black exterior, black hood (convertible top) and white with black piped interior. This is a numbers matching "C" type engine with close ratio 4 speed gearbox. It was built on October 28, 1955 and dispatched on November 14, 1955 to Hoffman Motor Car Distributors in New York. According to the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate A.W. Moody was the first owner of this Jaguar. The certificate also confirms the numbers matching engine, gearbox, chassis and body. Unfortunately the data plate was separated from the car and lost.
An extensive restoration was started prior to Absolute XKs acquiring this car. It was dismantled many years ago and unfortunately some of the pieces were separated from the car and lost over time. Countless hours have been spent throughout the past year searching for and obtaining many of these missing parts. The time invested was worth it as this car is now approximately 95-98% complete.
The car has been in dry storage since the mid 1980's. It was purchased from a body shop owner who was building the car for himself. He was clearly a very skilled metal fabricator who surgically removed damaged material and replaced small areas of the car. The body work is 95% complete and appears to only need final prep and paint. There are some small dents here and there from accidental contacts at the shop as well as transportation to my shop. The engine was rebuilt many years ago and every piece of aluminum was polished to a high luster including the cam covers, carburetors, head and timing covers. The chassis is extremely solid with no visible holes anywhere. with only very light surface rust. The car needs the restoration completed but it's an unbelievably solid start.
Included in the sale of this XK140 is the motor, refurbished exhaust manifolds gearbox, seats, convertible top frame, complete set of gauges, radiator, doors with window glass and mechanisms, bumpers windscreen trim, steering column and many new small parts ( gasket set, bearings, etc.) The few pieces that I know are not present are the windscreen glass, exhaust and grill. The car is 62 years old and being sold as is with no warranty expressed or written. Please ask questions and learn about the car before bidding.
The car can be viewed in Waverly, NY by appointment and I will take additional photos for serious inquirers. It is listed as local pick up only but I have experience with domestic and international shippers so feel free to contact us for a shipping quote. The car is listed for sale locally as well as my website and I reserve the right to end this auction at anytime.
Absolute XKs has many other XK120 roadster project cars for sale that will be listed in the near future. We also offer most reproduction body panels for all variants of the XK120 and XK140, and coming soon the XK150. We also have a large collection of XK engines and gearboxes. Stay tuned!