1957 Jaguar XK140 MC Roadster- Great for Rally Events!
- Make: Jaguar
- Model: XK
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1957
- Mileage: 65000
- VIN: S812768
- Color: Burgundy
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1957 Jaguar XKPresented By Classic Investments in Englewood, Colorado
1957 Jaguar Xk140 Roadster
- Full Disc Brake Conversion
- Recently Recovered Bucket Seats
- Wooden Dash Restored Recently
- High Compression Cylinder Head (9:1)
- Syncromesh Gearbox
- Excellent Candidate for Rally or Vintage Driving Events
- Non-Matching Engine and Gearbox Numbers
The Jaguar XK is widely considered one of the quintessential sports cars of the 1950s. Its elegant styling and innovative engineering brought Jaguar to the mainstream in both racing and consumers garages. This makes all the vehicles from the XK series still a joy to drive today, and why these are still so collectible.
This particular car has been under the care of the same owner for the past 18 years. Under his ownership the car has received some work, including having the seats reupholstered and the dashboard redone, the wiring harness in the car replaced, and also some general maintenance. The replacement harness utilizes a modern-style fuse box for reliability and ease of maintenance. Everything on the car works as expected, and the vehicle operated accordingly.
There are some light, tasteful modifications performed to this vehicle to enhance the driving experience. A disk brake conversion kit has been fitted to all four wheels, which includes 4 piston calipers in the front, 2 piston calipers out back, and vented rotors on all four corners. The big brake kit has also forced the car to be converted to 15â€ wheels as the center hub must be smaller to clear the calipers. These wire wheels are original equipment from a Series II E-Type An aftermarket oversized front swaybar has also been fitted to the car to help improve the handling. The car is sporting brand new Vredestein tires all the way around as well. Under the hood, there is an aluminum radiator and an electric fan to ensure the engine stays nice and cool even on the hottest summer days. There is also an adapter for a modern spin-on oil filter to ensure the motor is constantly receiving fresh-clean engine oil. Fixed-back bucket seats have also taken the place of the originals in order to help hold you in during hard cornering. All this combined helps make this an excellent car to just cruise around town or take on a spirited drive down a winding road.
The Engine fitted in this car is not original to the vehicle,. The Engine block is a 3.4l unit that originally shipped in a Jaguar Mk VIII. The Cylinder head attached to it is one that came original on a MK X, increasing the power output from original due to the higher compression ratio, now at 9:1. The gearbox is also not original to this car, as it is a syncromesh box, making the driving experience a bit more refined.
Cosmetically, this car presents relatively well but has some visual issues. The paint job on the car is about 20 years old and is showing its age in a few places, with some cracking. The upside to this is you can drive it without the worry of causing damage to the paintwork. The rear fender welting is missing from the vehicle, and the seam has been filled in. The brightwork is all intact and in place, and shows a bit of age but does not have any rust or major pitting anywhere. Inside the car the wooden dash is in beautiful shape and does not have any delamination or fading like is common on these vehicles. The instruments are in nice shape and all work excellently. The wood-rimmed steering wheel and shift knob are in great condition and show little wear. The bucket seats have also show very little wear as they were recovered and do not have many miles on them. The carpets have clearly been restored from original but do show some wear and tear from being driven.