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1955 Jaguar XK

Price: US $200.00


1955 Jaguar XK
1955 Jaguar XK1955 Jaguar XK

Technical details

Condition:Used
Year:1955
Mileage:42380
Engine:3.4L
Number of Cylinders:6
Model:XK
Transmission:Manual
Interior Color:Biscuit Tan
Exterior Color:Pacific Blue Pearl
Manufacturer:Jaguar
Vehicle Title:Clean
Body Type:Convertible
Warranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
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Public info

Car location:Troy, Michigan, United States
Last update:30.08.2020



Additional Info

Description From our
seller:
 
1955 Jaguar
XK 140 OTS (Roadster) MC*
 
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.
 
*Upgrades:
Five Speed manual
Ford T5 transmission w/manual overdrive. The T5 transmission was selected
because it was quiet, smooth, reliable, and the gear ratio was almost identical
to the original.
 
Rear
crankshaft seal conversion. The original rope rear crankshaft seal was a known
XK problem. It notoriously leaked oil heavily. So when the engine was rebuilt,
and up to date modern rear seal conversion was installed.
 
Zeus Front
Disc Brake Conversion, installed spring 2017


Seat belts
 
Five spoke
wheels (powder coated)
 
Coker
Classic Tires with 3 1/2” Whitewalls
 
Radiator
Booster cooling fan (manual switch)
 
Stainless
Steel Dual Exhaust System
 
Fog Lights
 
Top and side
curtains (biscuit color, which compliments the car color)
 
Awards:
*2012 – Best
of Class – European Sports Cars – at the prestigious Bay Harbour Vintage Car
and Boat Show – Bay Harbor, MI
 
*2015 –
Design of Distinction Red Ribbon Award – Eyes on Design Concours d’Elegance –
Ford Estate, Grosse Point Shores, MI. Best representation of Jaguar XK140. The 2015
Eyes on Design Concours d’Elegance theme was honoring the work of five of the
worlds best known and respected automotive designers. Sir William Lyon, Jaguar
XK designer was included
 
Care:
*Garage Kept
year round
*Serviced at
the end of each season regardless of miles driven. Only oil with high ZDDP used
for engine ware protection
*Driven 500
miles or less p/yr since restoration and engine rebuild was completed.
*Lead
substitute always added to ne-lead gas. Again to minimize engine wear
 
Items Missing:
*Windscreen
washer bottle not installed, but tubing is in place
*Cigar
lighter outlet is wired but actual lighter not in car
*Heater not
connected
 
Flaws:
*Paint
blemishes, top of driver side door and on panel below boot (trunk) lid, and
minor scratches. All can be fixed easily. Paint color, manufacturer, and
numbers will be given to buyer.
*Rear
(passenger side) wing (fender) shift, needs adjustment
*Aluminum/chrome
flaw on (passenger side_ windscreen post
*Leather
flaws (between seats) from seats rubbing over time
*Hairline
crack in water jacket. The crack was permanently sealed and to this day
absolutely no liquid is lost or visible on/in the engine compartment or on the
pavement after the car is driven
       That was ten(10) years ago and I have NOT
had a problem. I’ve driven the car about 500 miles or less each season. The car
has been driven in temperature ranges as low as 45 degrees in the spring and
fall, to 95 degrees in the summer, in city low speed stop and go traffic, to
highway speeds, and have never lost a drop of coolant. In addition, and to be
sure there would not be a future problem, an epoxy coating material was also
placed over the area and painted.
 
Engine
number: G2450-8
Chassis
Number: A[hidden information]DN
Body Number:
F10906
 
Why is the
car being sold? Simply because I’m 81 years old, and it’s time for someone else
to enjoy the car.


























































































































































 

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