This early production XK140 Drop Head Coupe was supplied via Hoffman, New York in December 1954. Finished in Pearl Grey with red trim, it would have been one of the first in America.
History is known for the last 50 years, when in 1970 it was bought by H.E.Selick of New Jersey, USA. In 1997 the XK was shipped to the Netherlands, and in 1997/1998 the Jaguar was the subject of a complete restoration by Noble House, the appointed Aston Martin Lagonda Heritage Dealer for the Netherlands, and one of the most respected restorers of the marque. The cost for restoration at the time was a staggering EURO 76,000, the previous owner enjoying the XK for twenty three years.
Fully matching numbers, and finished today in its original factory colours, this beautifully well restored XK140 DHC has some sensible upgrades including a Guy Broad 5 speed gearbox for long distance cruising. The Jaguar is accompanied by a history file, photographic records of the restoration, previous registration and title documents, a tool kit, jack and owners handbook. Recently the subject of an extensive service, including new Blockley tyres all round, this is a fine example of the most desirable of the XK Drop Head Coupes.
Report by pendine.com