1955 Jaguar XK XK140 SE Roadster
This 1955 Jaguar XK140 SE Roadster has been in the seller’s family since 1986 and is finished in silver over a red interior. The car is powered by a 3.4-liter DOHC inline-six paired with a four-speed manual transmission and equipped with twin SU carburetors, a stainless steel exhaust system, chrome bumpers with overriders, and 16″ knock-off wire wheels. A refurbishment was carried out in the 1980s, and more recent work included replacing the brake shoes and wheel cylinder pistons.
Finished from the factory in red, the car received a repaint in silver during the 1980s. The seller notes that the driver’s door received dent repair and was refinished in 1990, though the color is mismatched from the surrounding panels. Paint crazing and cracks are shown in the gallery, along with other close-up images of the finish.
Replacement wire-spoke 16” stainless steel wheels with two-eared knock-offs are wrapped in 185/80 series Michelin Radial X tires, and a matching spare is found in the trunk. The four wheel drum brakes were recently serviced with a replacement fluid reservoir, shoes, and pistons per the seller. The front suspension has reportedly been overhauled and Spax shocks have been added out back.
The interior was reupholstered from black to red during current ownership with leather seat covers, matching door panels, and carpets. Equipment includes a dash-mounted rear view mirror, chrome passenger grab handle, fresh air vents in the footwells, and storage behind the folding seat back and in compartments in the door panels.
The 3.4-liter inline-six features double overhead camshafts and twin SU carburetors. Aftermarket intake and exhaust manifolds and a stainless steel exhaust system were added, the cooling system was refreshed, and a replacement wiring harness with solid state relay was installed. A replacement cylinder head was installed at some point and a photo of the engine block stamping G1694-8S matching the Jaguar Trust Certificate.
All Scheduled Maintenance.
Very clean interior.