1956 Jaguar XK140 SE Roadster Matching Numbers
According to the accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate, this XK140 Roadster was completed on February 9, 1956, and dispatched new to Jaguar Cars of New York. This Jaguar is among the desirable Special Equipment or SE models, as denoted by the S prefix to the chassis number. This example was also fitted with the optional C-Type cylinder head, which increased engine output to a stout 210 bhp. In all, approximately 2,028 left-hand-drive XK140 Roadsters were factory equipped with both the SE package and C-Type head, a combination often referred to as the MC model. Originally finished in Cream with Red leather upholstery and a Black soft top. Recently discovered in long-term, single family ownership, this XK140 SE Roadster is the ideal candidate for straightforward restoration. Displaying 82,024 miles on the odometer, this unrestored Jaguar retains its original, matching-numbers engine (block and head), chassis, and body per the JDHT certificate on file. Just out of long-term storage and not currently running, it will require mechanical attention prior to road use. Given its relatively limited production numbers, ideal factory specification, and eligibility for some of the most popular driving events and concours, this XK140 SE Roadster represents an exciting opportunity for the enthusiast looking for a worthy and rewarding restoration project.
- Desirably Optioned with Special Equipment Package and C-Type Head
- Delivered New in Elegant Cream over Red Color Scheme
- Retains Matching-Numbers Engine per JDHT Certificate
- An Ideal Candidate for Complete Show-Quality Restoration
- Eligible for Numerous Tours, Shows, and Club Events