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  • RefCode: TA1076960
  • Body Type: Hardtop - Coupe
  • No. of Doors: 4
  • Capacity - cc: 3,781

1962 Jaguar Mk2 3.8 Litre Sports Saloon (Manual with O/D)

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1052271
  • Body Type: Hardtop - Coupe
  • No. of Doors: 4

The Swallow Sidecar Company was founded in 1922 by William Lyons and William Walmsley. In 1934 Lyons formed SS Cars Limited to effectively take over the operation from Walmsley. The SS brand was quite successful; though they had a reputation for having more show than go. The Jaguar name first appeared as a model name on an SS 2½ Litre Sports Saloon introduced in 1936. For political reasons, Lyons changed the name of his company to Jaguar Cars in 1945. Whilst the SS100 is indeed a fabulous car, it was the launch of the legendary Jaguar XK120 at the London Motor Show in 1948 that really put Jaguar on the map. The car caused a sensation, which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to put it into production. The XK120 morphed into the XK140 and ultimately the XK150 and in total, just over 30,000 cars were built over fifteen years of production. Jaguar introduced the E-Type at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, which like the XK120 all those years ago, took the motoring world by storm. The body styling was simply gorgeous and technologically the E-Type was an engineering masterpiece and it set new standards in all areas. Whilst automotive styling is somewhat subjective the E-Type is often ranked atop lists of the most beautiful cars and in fact, it has been described by Enzo Ferrari as the most beautiful car ever made. Jaguar could build sports cars but they were also very successful at building sports saloons. In 1955 the Jaguar Mk1 was introduced to fill a gap in the model range of a small to medium sized luxury saloon. Initially introduced with a 2.4 litre 6 cylinder engine and later a 3.4 litre 6 cylinder engine this model was very successful with some 38,000 examples sold between 1955 and 1959. In 1959 the Mk2 was introduced and whilst visually similar at first glance the new car had many improvements over its predecessor. In addition to the 2.4 litre and 3.4 litre engines the Mk2 was also offered with a 3.8 litre engine as used in the E-Type. Just over 80,000 Mk2s were built from 1959 to 1967. The Mk2 was to be replaced by the XJ6, however, delays with this car resulted in Jaguar producing another series of the Mk2 which was designated as the 240 and 340 to fall into line with the nomenclature used with other models on offer at the time, specifically the 420. The 240 and 340 were built from 1967 to 1969 andalmost 4,500 and 2,800 respectively of each model were built. The Jaguar Mk2 was also very successful on the race track winning events all over the world. One of the most successful teams was UK based John Coombs, who also developed a business selling Jaguar Mk2s upgraded with Coombs modifications. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a 1967 Jaguar Mk2 Coombs Tribute. This particular car is a factory right hand drive Jaguar 240 that has been upgraded with a number of Coombs modifications, including a 4.2 litre Jaguar engine. The early history of this car is not known, however, it is understood to have been a long term Queensland car. The car was registered in Queensland as 398 LHP. It was owned by an ex Leyland/Jaguar mechanic for many years and he passed the car down to his son. It was sold through the Classic Car Garage in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast in April 2011 to its next owner in Gympie who decided to upgrade the car with a number of Coombs modifications, including a Daimler 4.2 litre engine. The car was purchased by Jeremy Bests Cummins Classic Cars in Sydney who decided to go the full monty with the car undertaking further Coombs modifications. The decided to fit a 4.2 litre Jaguar engine that was rebuilt for one of Ian Cummins Jaguar E-Type race cars, but never used. The modifications and upgrades which make this car a very special Jaguar Mk2 include: - Race prepared 4.2 litre engine - Rob Beere billet alloy oil pump - Scorcher/Petronix ignition - Power-Lite starter motor - Uprated electric fuel pump and pressure regulator - 2 x 2 inch HD8 carburettors with alloy air trumpets and alloy air spreader copied from originals and sourced from Coombs engineer Ken Bell - Alloy radiator and electric cooling fan - 5 speed Getrag 260 gearbox (from a BMW) with overdrive 5th gear - Solid front cross member mounts - Uprated front sway bar - 30% stiffer front springs - Super-Pro suspension bushes - Koni dampers front and rear - 4 pot brake calipers with ventilated discs - Alloy cold air ducting for front brakes - Goodridge steel braided flexible brake lines - EZ electric power steering - D type gear knob - Coombes replica exhaust in stainless steel - Genuine Minilite knock on mag wheels - Period correct leather trimmed bucket seats - Louvred bonnet - Momo steering wheel - Various period correct stickers including Coombs dealer rear window sticker The engine was built up by Graeme Lord Engineering with Argo con rods, special 9.5 to 1 pistons, E-Type inlet manifold, E-Type camshafts, large volume oil pump with special flaps in the sump to help with oil surge, extractor exhaust fitted to a gas flowed big valve cylinder head with 3x 2 inch S.U carburettors giving 325 BHP at 5,800 rpm. When the engine was installed into this car it was done with a dual carburettor setup, most likely to get it to fit! Today this car presents pretty well, but it is all about the drive! When you approach the car the louvred bonnet and knock on Minilite wheels are the first giveaway that this is no ordinary Jaguar Mk2! You open the door, slide into bucket seat, get comfortable and then with great anticipation fire up the engine. Theres no doubt it means business! It has an edge for sure, but it is still relatively refined given its specifications. Immediately after getting mobile you appreciate the EZ power steering which make the car incredibly light on the road and easy to drive. The Getrag gearbox is firm and it is well suited to the car. Not surprisingly the engine has loads of power on tap and it is so incredibly responsive. The car handles and stops as you would expect. Make no mistake this car is quick . . . it is one heck of a drivers car! From say a meter the car presents well, but it is no trailer queen and on closer inspection, there are a number of stone chips and small blemishes in the paint evident. The most noticeable are some scratches on the left rear guard, adjacent to the boot. The panel gaps are pretty good and the car is clean underneath. The boot looks to be very original and whilst it is showing some wear there is no sign of any rust. All of the external trim, chrome, lights/lenses and the glass are in very good condition. The Mk2 enthusiasts will note that the slimline Jaguar 240/340 bumpers have been replaced with the traditional Mk2 bumpers without overriders. The condition of the interior of the car is comparable to the exterior. It is clean and tidy. The feature of the interior is the steering wheel and bucket seats, which like the bonnet louvres and Minilite wheels reinforce that this is no ordinary Jaguar Mk2! The upholstery is in good condition and there are no rips or tears in the seats. The door cards are clean, though they are starting to sag. The timber is clean with no cracks evident, though the dash is starting to show its age and it would benefit from a refurbish. All of the instruments and controls are also in good condition and everything looks to be in working order. The car was fitted with new Dunlop CR65 tyres in January 2018. Accompanying the car is a recent history file, documentation pertaining to the engine build back in 2003, a spare set of wire wheels, a spare wheel in the car, tool kit, hammer and jack. Its time for the ultimate game of cops and robbers! Price $79,950.

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1055973
  • Body Type: Roadster
  • No. of Doors: 2
  • Capacity - cc: 3,442

Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale an absolutely stunning, fully restored Jaguar XK150 Roadster / Open Two Seater (OTS).

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1083178
  • Body Type: Hardtop - Coupe
  • No. of Doors: 2
  • Capacity - cc: 3,442

The Swallow Sidecar Company was founded in 1922 by William Lyons and William Walmsley. In 1934 Lyons formed SS Cars Limited to effectively take over the operation from Walmsley. The SS brand was quite successful; though they had a reputation for having more show than go. The Jaguar name first appeared as a model name on an SS 2½ Litre Sports Saloon introduced in 1936. For political reasons, Lyons changed the name of his company to Jaguar Cars in 1945. Whilst the SS100 is indeed a fabulous car, it was the launch of the legendary Jaguar XK120 at the London Motor Show in 1948 that really put Jaguar on the map. The car caused a sensation, which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to put it into production. The 120 in its name referred to its 120 mph top speed, which made the XK120 the worlds fastest production car in its day. It was available in two open versions, first as the roadster (designated OTS, for open two-seater), then also as a drophead coupe (DHC) from 1953. The car was also available as a closed or fixed head coupe (FHC) from 1951. The XK120 was succeeded by the XK140 which was launched in late 1954 and sold through until 1957. Whilst the XK140 looked similar to the XK120 there were in fact many subtle and indeed important differences. The XK140 featured a more spacious cabin and had improved brakes, suspension and steering. Visually the car had American style bumpers with overriders, a different grille (that had fewer, thicker vertical bars), a chrome strip on the bonnet & boot and an emblem Jaguar Winner Le Mans 1951-3 on the boot. The final iteration of the XK was the XK150 that was released in 1957. Whilst its family resemblance to its forbearers is obvious the XK150 was in fact a very different car. Most noticeable was the change to a one piece windscreen and the smoother wing line from the front to the rear of the car. Cabin space was significantly improved making the XK150 a far more comfortable car to drive. Mechanically the first XK150s were similar to the XK140s, however, an SE variant with a modified cylinder head giving more power and an S variant with triple SU carburettors giving even more power were soon available. In 1959 engine capacity was increased from 3.4 litres to 3.8 litres. Like the XK120 both the XK140 and XK150 were offered in three body styles being the roadster, drophead coupe and fixed head coupe. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a 1956 Jaguar XK140 SE Fixed Head Coupe. This car is fitted with the factory C-Type cylinder head as confirmed by the S suffix on the engine number. It is confirmed as having matching numbers chassis, engine (block and cylinder head) and body numbers. This particular car is a UK delivered, factory right hand drive example. According to the Jaguar Heritage Certificate on file this particular car was completed on the 30th April 1956 and despatched on the 16th May 1956 through Henleys in London. It was delivered to Naomi Cotton from Bournemouth who first registered the car as NC140. Interestingly, our research shows that in 1957 she bought an XK150 SE FHC 3.4 and transferred the registration of NC140 to that car. Then in 1960 she purchased an Aston Martin DB4. She must have been quite a wealthy lady! The XK140 was originally finished in British racing green with a biscuit piped suede green interior. The heritage certificate also specifies this car was delivered with a 4-speed manual close ratio gearbox with overdrive. Not much more is known about the early history of the car. From the UK Vehicle Registration Document (V5) we do know the car only had two registered owners in the UK from 1984 until when the current owner purchased the car in the UK in July 2001. He purchased the car from Chapel End Cars at Nuneaton and subsequently imported it into Australia. There is an Import Approval on file dated 15th August 2001. When the car arrived in Australia it was in a fairly poor condition. The owner contacted Jaguar specialist Mike Roddy Motors in Melbourne to discuss options for restoring the car. In the end he decided to do it properly and embarked on a frame off restoration. Mike Roddy disassembled the car and took care of all the mechanicals. The body work and painting were entrusted to Peter Denny at Stylerod Panels in Kilsyth, Victoria. All chrome work was done by Classic Chrome in Geelong. The owner sourced a lot of new parts from well known Jaguar part suppliers like Guy Broad in the UK, XK Unlimited in the US and Jagdaim in Melbourne. All in all, it took over 10 years to complete the project. Once completed the car was stunning, however, it is great to see it did not become a trailer queen! Yes this car was pampered but it was also used and enjoyed and it has travelled some 12,000 miles since it was restored. The car was restored as original except for the addition of a cooling system header tank andthermal fan which more than copes with the Australian summer. The globes in the tail lights have been replaced with LED boards, imported from the USA, so they are now highly visible even in direct sunlight. It also has a stainless steel exhaust system with the mufflers an exact copy of the originals. Today the car presents and drives superbly. The exterior presents exceptionally well and the interior still presents like new. The paintwork is excellent and it still has a good depth of colour and a high gloss finish. There are a few very minor blemishes here and there, but were being fussy! All the external trim and the chrome work are in good condition, as is all the glass. The wire wheels are a feature and all in good condition on this car. The car is fitted with Kuhmo P215/70R16 radial tyres all round. The interior of this car is just stunning. The leather remains soft and supple and in excellent condition, belying the 12,000 miles travelled since the restoration was completed. The timber work is lovely and even the carpets are in excellent unmarked condition. All of the instruments and controls present well and are in working order. Purists will note the bank of non original switches to the right of the steering column which operate the windscreen washers, thermos fan, overdrive, horn, drivelights and choke. So how does this Jaguar XK140 perform out on the road? Time to find out . . . turn on the ignition check, flick the switch for the choke check, wait a few seconds for the fuel pump to feed some fuel in the carburettors check . . . the car starts easily at the first push of the starter button. Once you have started the car it only needs the choke for a few more seconds before you can turn it off and the car will settle into an easy idle. The 3.4 litre engine in this XK140 is incredibly smooth. That said, once you blip the throttle the car has an edge and you can feel that it just begs to be driven. So lets go! Out on the open road this car is just a delight to drive and it has a real presence about it. As noted above, the engine is smooth, so too are gear changes (yes it still has its original Moss box!) and there are no nasty rattles or squeaks to be heard. Everything looks to be in working order and this car is one of the best driving XKs we have experienced. The restoration has stood the test of time which is a credit to Mike Roddy and his team and of course its current owner. Accompanying the car is a Heritage Certificate, an excellent history file, restoration receipts & photos, an owners manual, parts manual and other miscellaneous documentation. There is also a spare wheel, jacking tools and grease gun, which are all as new in the boot. This Jaguar XK140 SE Fixed Head Coupes current mature owner has made the difficult decision to sell. Therefore, the car is now looking for its next custodian. Highlights: * A factory right hand drive, fully matching numbers example. * Desirable SE specification XK140 with the C-type cylinder head. * Full frame off restoration by Jaguar Specialist Mike Roddy Motors. * Just a wonderful car that still presents and drives exceptionally well. There are XKs and there are XKs . . . this car is one of the best! Price $199,950.

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1073561
  • Body Type: Hardtop - Coupe
  • No. of Doors: 4
  • Capacity - cc: 3,442

The Swallow Sidecar Company was founded in 1922 by William Lyons and William Walmsley. In 1934 Lyons formed SS Cars Limited to effectively take over the operation from Walmsley. The SS brand was quite successful; though they had a reputation for having more show than go. The Jaguar name first appeared as a model name on an SS 2½ Litre Sports Saloon introduced in 1936. For political reasons, Lyons changed the name of his company to Jaguar Cars in 1945. Whilst the SS100 is indeed a fabulous car, it was the launch of the legendary Jaguar XK120 at the London Motor Show in 1948 that really put Jaguar on the map. The car caused a sensation, which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to put it into production. The XK120 morphed into the XK140 and ultimately the XK150 and in total, just over 30,000 cars were built over fifteen years of production. Jaguar introduced the E-Type at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, which like the XK120 all those years ago, took the motoring world by storm. The body styling was simply gorgeous, technologically the E-Type was an engineering masterpiece and it set new standards in all areas. Whilst automotive styling is somewhat subjective the E-Type is often ranked atop lists of the most beautiful cars and in fact, it has been described by Enzo Ferrari as the most beautiful car ever made. Jaguar could build sports cars but they were also very successful at building sports saloons. In 1955 the Jaguar Mk1 was introduced to fill a gap in the model range of a small to medium sized luxury saloon. Initially introduced with a 2.4 litre 6 cylinder engine and later a 3.4 litre 6 cylinder engine this model was very successful with some 38,000 examples sold between 1955 and 1959. In 1959 the Mk2 was introduced and whilst visually similar at first glance the new car had many improvements over its predecessor. In addition to the 2.4 litre and 3.4 litre engines the Mk2 was also offered with a 3.8 litre engine as used in the E-Type. Just over 80,000 Mk2s were built from 1959 to 1967. The Mk2 was to be replaced by the XJ6, however, delays with this car resulted in Jaguar producing another series of the Mk2 which was designated as the 240 and 340 to fall into line with the nomenclature used with other models on offer at the time, specifically the 420. The 240 and 340 were built from 1967 to 1969 andalmost 4,500 and 2,800 respectively of each model were built. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a 1960 Jaguar Mk2 3.4 Litre Sports Saloon. This car has the desirable manual gearbox with overdrive. We love cars that have a documented and interesting history and this Jaguar Mk2 has an incredible history file and an absolutely fascinating history. The cars first owner was Mr C.S.C. Wickens who was a senior executive with Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd. There is lots of early documentation on file, including the original purchase order from Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd, dated 18th March 1960 which specifies the car as follows: Jaguar MK2, 3.4 litre, 4 door, 6 cylinder, saloon, right-hand drive, sherwood green with tan interior, export model, fitted with manual gearbox with Laycock deNormanville overdrive. Extras: 23 GRB radio to cover medium and short wave band, registration in the name of C.S.C. Wickens, supplying and fitting number plates, handling and delivery via London on the 28th November 1960. The Jaguar Mk2 was heading to Nigeria as the order specified this as the destination for the car. The order was changed at the eleventh hour as Mr Wickens must have received a transfer to a new posting in the Netherlands. The order was changed to a left hand drive car, with a scheduled delivery for the 1st December 1960. The original delivery invoice on file confirms the car was delivered to Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd for Mr C.S.C Wickens, tax free, on the 2nd December 1960. The invoice notes a radio (230RB) was supplied and fitted. On delivery the car was registered in the UK as 7629DU. The first service was carried out by Henlys in London on the 28th February 1961 at 1,473 km. Mr Wickens moved to the Netherlands in 1961 and took the car with him. The car was registered in the Netherlands as GK-09-48. Whilst in the Netherlands the car was regularly serviced by N.V J.W Lagerwu (Jaguar dealer and importer). The last service was carried out on the 9th February 1965 at 23,585 km. In 1965 Mr. Wickens moved to Australia. He returned his beloved Jaguar back to Coventry on the 1st March 1965 to be converted to right hand drive. At the time the car was thoroughly checked over, serviced and the speedo was changed to miles per hour in preparation for shipping in March/April 1965. There is correspondence on file between Jaguar and Mr. Wickens fully documenting this. The car was sent to Melbourne and collected by Brysons and registered in Victoria as JGD 600. The cars first service in Australia was at Brysons on the 20th December 1965 at 3,510 miles. In May 1978 Mr Wickens transferred to Brisbane and the car was registered in Queensland as 308 NFZ. There are three service books with this car. The last entry in the third service book is on the 5th November 1980 at 58,847 miles. In March 1983, at around 80,000 miles, the engine was completely overhauled. The last records of Mr Wickens ownership are a Queensland certificate of registration dated 31st May 1987 and a subsequent service invoice dated October 1987. The car found its way to the Gold Coast and remained with another long term owner until being acquired by the current owner in 2014. By this time the car had been off the road for many years, patiently waiting to be restored. Prior to changing hands the car had been given a bare metal respray, however, its then owners failing health stalled the project. Over a four year period the car was restored. The restoration included a bare metal repaint in old English white, the trim was completely re-upholstered in red leather, new carpets were fitted, a new hood lining was fitted, all the timber was refurbished with Burr Walnut all from the same tree, most of the brightwork was rechromed, insulation/sound deadening material was installed, new tyres were fitted, the brakes were overhauled, power steering was fitted and more. The end result is a beautifully presented Jaguar Mk2 3.4 Litre Sports Saloon that is just a delight to drive. The old English paint work is fresh and vibrant with only a small number of imperfections and blemishes evident. The majority of the chrome work is excellent, though it is obvious that the door handles are original and were not rechromed as part of the restoration. Both right hand side door handles show some light pitting. The glass, rubbers, lenses and wheels are all in very good condition. It should be noted there is a small scratch on the left hand side of the rear screen. Whilst wire wheels look great on a Jaguar Mk2, we really love the traditional look of this car with its original steel wheels and hub caps. Inside, the cabin of this Jaguar Mk2 is just a lovely place to be. Everything smells and feels fresh. And so it should as everything is essentially new. Its hard to fault. Importantly all of the instruments and controls are in working order, including the overdrive which cuts in and out at the flick of the switch. The engine bay and boot present very cleanly, consistent with the overall condition of the car. The owner recently drove the car 300 kms from his home to us in Brisbane and it did not miss a beat. Not surprisingly the car performed exceptionally well on our recent test drive. There is an electric choke installed which is operated by a button under the dash. It is required for a cold start but can be switched off pretty much straight away. It should be noted that car has been fitted with an auxiliary cooling fan operated by a button adjacent to the choke. Out on the open road this car drives really well. The engine has travelled less than 10,000 miles since it was rebuilt and it is still strong. As with all old Jaguars with a Moss gearbox you have to be considered with the gear changes and mindful that there is no synchromesh on first gear. You are back in the saddle pretty quickly and just enjoy the drive. The car steers, handles and stops as one would expect. Accompanying the car is its original book set with three service books, workshop manual, spare parts catalogue, incredible history file through to the mid 1980s, tool kit, jack and a spare wheel. There is also a Shell key ring which we understand dates back to circa 1960, which is a nice touch given this history of the car. Today the odometer reads 89,649 miles. As noted previously, the car had a speedo/odometer change in 1965, so in total the car has travelled a documented 89,649 miles plus 23,585 km. Highlights: - an export market car that was converted by Jaguar in Coventry to right hand drive in 1965. - one of the most desirable specifications for a Jaguar Mk2, having the 3.4 litre engine mated to a manual gearbox with overdrive. - matching numbers chassis and engine. - a fascinating history with an incredible history file through to the mid 1980s. - recently restored and now ready to enjoy. - a great looking car with a real presence on the road. This 1960 Jaguar Mk2 3.4 Litre Sports Saloon with a manual gearbox and overdrive will be a great addition to a Jaguar collection or perhaps a fabulous entry level classic car. Price - $72,500.

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1040073
  • Body Type: Roadster
  • No. of Doors: 2
  • Capacity - cc: 3,781

Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a 1964 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight.

CALL 07 3171 1953
  • RefCode: TA1083179
  • Body Type: Hardtop - Coupe
  • No. of Doors: 2
  • Capacity - cc: 3,442

The Swallow Sidecar Company was founded in 1922 by William Lyons and William Walmsley. In 1934 Lyons formed SS Cars Limited to effectively take over the operation from Walmsley. The SS brand was quite successful; though they had a reputation for having more show than go. The Jaguar name first appeared as a model name on an SS 2½ Litre Sports Saloon introduced in 1936. For political reasons, Lyons changed the name of his company to Jaguar Cars in 1945. Whilst the SS100 is indeed a fabulous car, it was the launch of the legendary Jaguar XK120 at the London Motor Show in 1948 that really put Jaguar on the map. The car caused a sensation, which persuaded Jaguar founder and design boss William Lyons to put it into production. The 120 in its name referred to its 120 mph top speed, which made the XK120 the worlds fastest production car in its day. It was available in two open versions, first as the roadster (designated OTS, for open two-seater), then also as a drophead coupe (DHC) from 1953. The car was also available as a closed or fixed head coupe (FHC) from 1951. The XK120 was succeeded by the XK140 which was launched in late 1954 and sold through until 1957. Whilst the XK140 looked similar to the XK120 there were in fact many subtle and indeed important differences. The XK140 featured a more spacious cabin and had improved brakes, suspension and steering. Visually the car had American style bumpers with overriders, a different grille (that had fewer, thicker vertical bars), a chrome strip on the bonnet & boot and an emblem Jaguar Winner Le Mans 1951-3 on the boot. The final iteration of the XK was the XK150 that was released in 1957. Whilst its family resemblance to its forbearers is obvious the XK150 was in fact a very different car. Most noticeable was the change to a one piece windscreen and the smoother wing line from the front to the rear of the car. Cabin space was significantly improved making the XK150 a far more comfortable car to drive. Mechanically the first XK150s were similar to the XK140s, however, an SE variant with a modified cylinder head giving more power and an S variant with triple SU carburettors giving even more power were soon available. In 1959 engine capacity was increased from 3.4 litres to 3.8 litres. Like the XK120 both the XK140 and XK150 were offered in three body styles being the roadster, drophead coupe and fixed head coupe. Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale a 1956 Jaguar XK140 SE Fixed Head Coupe. This car is fitted with the factory C-Type cylinder head as confirmed by the S suffix on the engine number. It is confirmed as having matching numbers chassis, engine (block and cylinder head) and body numbers. This particular car is a UK delivered, factory right hand drive example. According to the Jaguar Heritage Certificate on file this particular car was completed on the 30th April 1956 and despatched on the 16th May 1956 through Henleys in London. It was delivered to Naomi Cotton from Bournemouth who first registered the car as NC140. Interestingly, our research shows that in 1957 she bought an XK150 SE FHC 3.4 and transferred the registration of NC140 to that car. Then in 1960 she purchased an Aston Martin DB4. She must have been quite a wealthy lady! The XK140 was originally finished in British racing green with a biscuit piped suede green interior. The heritage certificate also specifies this car was delivered with a 4-speed manual close ratio gearbox with overdrive. Not much more is known about the early history of the car. From the UK Vehicle Registration Document (V5) we do know the car only had two registered owners in the UK from 1984 until when the current owner purchased the car in the UK in July 2001. He purchased the car from Chapel End Cars at Nuneaton and subsequently imported it into Australia. There is an Import Approval on file dated 15th August 2001. When the car arrived in Australia it was in a fairly poor condition. The owner contacted Jaguar specialist Mike Roddy Motors in Melbourne to discuss options for restoring the car. In the end he decided to do it properly and embarked on a frame off restoration. Mike Roddy disassembled the car and took care of all the mechanicals. The body work and painting were entrusted to Peter Denny at Stylerod Panels in Kilsyth, Victoria. All chrome work was done by Classic Chrome in Geelong. The owner sourced a lot of new parts from well known Jaguar part suppliers like Guy Broad in the UK, XK Unlimited in the US and Jagdaim in Melbourne. All in all, it took over 10 years to complete the project. Once completed the car was stunning, however, it is great to see it did not become a trailer queen! Yes this car was pampered but it was also used and enjoyed and it has travelled some 12,000 miles since it was restored. The car was restored as original except for the addition of a cooling system header tank andthermal fan which more than copes with the Australian summer. The globes in the tail lights have been replaced with LED boards, imported from the USA, so they are now highly visible even in direct sunlight. It also has a stainless steel exhaust system with the mufflers an exact copy of the originals. Today the car presents and drives superbly. The exterior presents exceptionally well and the interior still presents like new. The paintwork is excellent and it still has a good depth of colour and a high gloss finish. There are a few very minor blemishes here and there, but were being fussy! All the external trim and the chrome work are in good condition, as is all the glass. The wire wheels are a feature and all in good condition on this car. The car is fitted with Kuhmo P215/70R16 radial tyres all round. The interior of this car is just stunning. The leather remains soft and supple and in excellent condition, belying the 12,000 miles travelled since the restoration was completed. The timber work is lovely and even the carpets are in excellent unmarked condition. All of the instruments and controls present well and are in working order. Purists will note the bank of non original switches to the right of the steering column which operate the windscreen washers, thermos fan, overdrive, horn, drivelights and choke. So how does this Jaguar XK140 perform out on the road? Time to find out . . . turn on the ignition check, flick the switch for the choke check, wait a few seconds for the fuel pump to feed some fuel in the carburettors check . . . the car starts easily at the first push of the starter button. Once you have started the car it only needs the choke for a few more seconds before you can turn it off and the car will settle into an easy idle. The 3.4 litre engine in this XK140 is incredibly smooth. That said, once you blip the throttle the car has an edge and you can feel that it just begs to be driven. So lets go! Out on the open road this car is just a delight to drive and it has a real presence about it. As noted above, the engine is smooth, so too are gear changes (yes it still has its original Moss box!) and there are no nasty rattles or squeaks to be heard. Everything looks to be in working order and this car is one of the best driving XKs we have experienced. The restoration has stood the test of time which is a credit to Mike Roddy and his team and of course its current owner. Accompanying the car is a Heritage Certificate, an excellent history file, restoration receipts & photos, an owners manual, parts manual and other miscellaneous documentation. There is also a spare wheel, jacking tools and grease gun, which are all as new in the boot. This Jaguar XK140 SE Fixed Head Coupes current mature owner has made the difficult decision to sell. Therefore, the car is now looking for its next custodian. Highlights: * A factory right hand drive, fully matching numbers example. * Desirable SE specification XK140 with the C-type cylinder head. * Full frame off restoration by Jaguar Specialist Mike Roddy Motors. * Just a wonderful car that still presents and drives exceptionally well. There are XKs and there are XKs . . . this car is one of the best! Price $199,950.

CALL 07 3171 1953
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