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FOR SALE: 1957 Jaguar XK140 Roadster (Blue)

S/N S812887
 
Pastel Blue with Dark Blue Top & Tonneau Cover, 2-tone Dark Blue/Grey Leather Interior; Numbers Matching 3.4 Liter 6-cylinder Engine, 5-Speed Manual Transmission (Rover LT77), Cosmetically and Mechanically Restored to a High Level. 
 
$199,500
 
This 1957 Jaguar XK140 MC Roadster was completed at Browns Lane in Coventry England on October 11, 1956. It was then imported to the USA by Jaguar Cars New York. This XK140 was originally finished in Cream with Black interior and a Black convertible top. The current colors are Jaguar period-correct—Pastel Blue exterior with Dark Blue/Grey interior and Dark Blue top and Tonneau cover.
 
The first owner of this Jaguar was a doctor who lived in Beloit, Wisconsin. In 2016, this XK140 MC Roadster was purchased by a current client of Fox Motorsports from noted California Jaguar specialists, Classic Showcase. At the time the car was purchased, it had covered a mere 100 miles since a full restoration (details below). It stayed with our client in California until 2020 when that client shipped their Jaguar to Grand Rapids, Michigan.
 
This XK140 MC Roadster is in excellent condition and has been kept under our fastidious direct care since arrival in Grand Rapids in 2020. The body work and paint are finished to a high standard, complimented by excellent chrome and interior details. It has had regular cleaning including annual waxing and chrome polishing regardless of use. Regular servicing and mechanical work have been performed by Fox Motorsports (see below work list). The car starts, runs, and drives as it should and has covered 2400 miles since 2016. This XK140 MC Roadster has never been driven in snow/salt and has always been kept in climate-controlled storage (and on a battery tender) when not in use.
 
Items included with the car: copy of Jaguar Heritage Certificate, carpet floor mats, side curtains (never used/as new), cockpit tonneau cover, tool kit, spare wheel/tire, and owner’s manual.
 
 
Restoration work performed by Classic Showcase:
-Engine fully rebuilt w/ new pistons, bearings, valves, guides, seals, & timing chain.
-Head completely rebuilt (replacement cylinder head)
-Rebuilt carburetors (proper/original sandcast SU carbs)
-New clutch
-All new brakes with neoprene bushings
-Drive shaft balanced
-New adjustable front and rear shocks
-Chassis and many other parts powder coated
-New suspension
-Under carriage fully rebuilt
-New wire harness
-Gas tank restored, and epoxy sealed & fuel pump rebuilt
-All electrical components, gauges, knobs, switches rebuilt, and all instruments rebuilt
-Replaced stone guards
-New custom exhaust system with headers
-Rear end completely rebuilt and updated transmission (Rover LT77 5-speed)
-Body stripped to bare metal finishing and finished on rotisserie, doors. Body epoxy sealed and painted, color sanded and buffed.  
-New rubber, seals, grommets, and gaskets. Trim and bright work replaced or replated. New leather seats, carpet, panels, dash, headliner, etc. Restored convertible top bows, & installed a new convertible top, and a new boot for convertible top.
 
 
Mechanical/Service Work Performed by Fox Motorsports:
 
-Three (3) annual fluid changes since arrival in 2020 (coolant, engine oil, brake fluid, and fuel).
 
Maintenance in 2020:
-Annual service/fluids change
-5 new Michelin tires and tubes installed
-New coolant hoses
-Front end alignment
-New fan belt
-New fuel pump (with new inlet & outlet lines)
-Cylinder head rebuilt
-New oil pan gasket, exhaust manifold and intake manifold gaskets.
-Replaced exhaust manifold studs with correct studs
 
Maintenance in 2021:
-Annual service/fluids change
-Radiator restoration
-Rebuild carburetors
 
Maintenance in 2022:
-Annual service/fluid changes
 
 
$199,500
 

 

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