Jaguar XK140 SE DHC (1955).
Matching nrs, matching colours and restored to perfection !
This is one of the most impressive garage finds I have ever discovered : a concours winning XK140 DHC, matching nrs and incredibly well restored to perfection. The owner phoned us to enquire if we were interested in a "good" XK140 DHC, and so we went to have a look at the car. When the door of the heated garage opened, we were really surprised : never did I see such a perfectly restored Jaguar XK140. All body lines are simply perfect, shutlines are perfect, and paint and trim is perfect. On top of that, it is the most sought after version of the complete XK range, and matching nrs, and finished in its original colour combination of Pacific Blue with Blue interior and Blue mohair hood.
The car was imported from America in 1994 in rustfree and useable condition. The owner drove the car for 5 years, and then decided for a full nut-and-bolt restoration, to bring the car back to its original glorious condition. This restoration took five years in total, but the result was stunning. The car did participate in a number of Concours d'Elegance, and won the prestigious Jaguar Drivers Club concours twice. The car was always driven from Belgium to England to participate in this concours, which makes it even more impressive. The XK is still in concours condition, and is an absolute pleasure to drive. The powerful engine produces a fantastic sound, and the gearbox changes gears as I have never experienced before on a Moss box. It has the desirable C-Type head (SE specification) from new, and both cilinder head and engine block are matching nrs.
With only 2791 units made, the XK140 DHC is the rarest and most desirable car in the Jaguar XK range. It has also become the most expensive version over the years, as demand is still higher then supply. Finding an XK140 DHC in this immaculate and correct condition is very rare indeed, as it must be one of the best examples in the world. Restored to original specification, it offers an unforgettable driving experience. This fantastic example of the iconic Jaguar XK140 Drophead is now available for testing and viewing.