1957 Jaguar XK140 SE MC Roadster, Survivor car

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  • Location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: XK
  • SubModel: Roadster
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2 Doors
  • Year: 1957
  • VIN: S813028
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 3.4L
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1957 Jaguar XK Description

This 'Survivor' 1957 Jaguar XK140 SE MC Roadster is finished in correct and very well patinaed Carmen Red over an all-original interior that features correct Black leather seats and exudes that distinct classic British aura and timeless charm. 3.4L/210hp 6-Cylinder Engine. 4-Speed Manual Trans. Wire 'Knock Off' Wheels with Wide Whites. Front and Rear Bumper Over-Riders. Fender-Mounted Rearview Mirrors. Smiths Gauges. Lockable Fuel Door. This classic Jag is beautiful in its unrestored state and proudly displays the stories of sixty years of life and use. The information ID tag is riveted to the firewall and spells out body number, transmission number, chassis number, and gearbox number. We have verified this is the correct engine block, and correct body and chassis numbers, the gearbox is thought to be original as well. This documented two-owner car was sold new in Palo Verde, CA October 21, 1957, (copy of the original registration from 1957 on file), and resided in southern California until 2000. Local, Seattle-area car since 2000. If a timeless and exceedingly rare classic roadster is in your future, we encourage you to come and see this XK140 MC for yourself. It is highly appealing and will be a cherished and admired addition to any collection.
In 1954 Jaguar replaced their seminal XK120 with the slightly upgraded XK140. Fresh from their victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Jaguar used their competition pedigree to sell the XK140. The principle brochure said "All the accumulated wealth of knowledge and experience gained in the hard school of racing have been built into the new XK140 models which are powered by the famous 31/2 litre twin overhead camshaft XK engine." Upgrades to the body included a new grille with fewer slats and an integrated Jaguar badge. Front turn signals were installed on top of the fenders and amber driving lights were positioned just above the bumpers. The rear trunk lid featured a new central chrome accent and badges that spelled out "Winner Le Mans 1951--3." To make more interior room, the engine, firewall and dashboard were moved three inches forward. This relocated the battery to the inside of the driver's side fender. The result was increased legroom and more space for the occasional seats in the Hardtop Coupe and Drophead Coupe convertible.
An optional MC performance package, which this car came from the factory with, used the C-Type's competition cylinder head with 2-inch H8 carburetors to produce 210 bhp at 5750 rpm. Further upgrades for the MC cars included twin exhausts, a high-speed crankshaft damper, adjustable fog lamps and windscreen washer jets.
Included with purchase are; Operating and service handbook, copy of the original registration from 1957, and a few miscellaneous parts.
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