1957 JAGUAR XK140 MC DROPHEAD COUPE CONVERTIBLE

Price:

  • Full Specifications
    • Drive:

      3 Speed
    • Number of cylinders:

      6
    • Engine Size:

      356
    • Transmission:

      Manual
Features Overview
  • FACTORY BLUE TOP/CHROME TRIM
  • FACTORY TRIM
  • FRESH ENGINE MECHANICALS JUST COMPLETED
  • FULL BRAKING SYSTEM
  • FULL BUILD MATCHING NUMBERS 3.4 LITRE DUAL OVERHEAD CAM ENGINE WITH GREAT HISTORY
  • FULL WOOD INTERIOR AS FACTORY
  • GORGEOUS CHROME
  • INDIGO BLUE WITH GRAY LEATHER
  • JCNA INVESTMENT QUALITY/1-300/VERY RARE
  • METICULOUS DOCUMENTED RESTORATION

    1957 Jaguar 140 MC Drophead Coupe that is very, very rare with 1/300 produced, with complete fresh restoration for JCNA Judged standards for both cosmetics and top mechanicals, this is finished in just gorgeous Indigo Blue lacquer correct paint, full gray leather interior with piping, factory wood dash, door trim, new Navy Hartz top, correct matching numbered rebuilt 3.4 litre dual overhead cam engine factory performance ‘MC’ engine, very even compression, top British mechanic just finished valve and carb settings, close ratio 4-speed transmission (LINK), the stainless chrome 16” wire wheels are fitted with Avon proper tires, just wonderful history, truly investment quality, great history from California before the restoration (LINK), the initial work was completed by a AT&T engineer who is a serious Jaguar restorer and specialist, his home shop is a Jaguar heaven, he has top, top credentials, this was done about 15 years ago and had but 500 show miles and kept in his private basement/shop, then in December 2013, it is gone through again to insure top driving specifications by a fastidious British mechanic, then for Spring 2014, again, a top British mechanic checked the full mechanicals and then a professional buffing completed, here presented is a real JCNA show winner with meticulous mechanicals just completed for a true car lover that appreciates fine design and would like to drive a classic investment,

    This is the gorgeous one year only 1957 Jaguar 140 Drophead Coupe convertible with the ‘C’ type head called the ‘MC’ in the USA, this famous matching numbers, full rebuild of the engine features the famous DOHC in line smooth 6y cylinder engine has a capacity of 3442cc’s, the bore of 83 mm and the long stroke of 106 mm for strong torque, this uprated factory ‘MC’ engine has 209 horsepower at 5750 rpm, very even compression, all valves are just checked, the rocker arms set to insure top performance and the long term life of this but 600 mile rebuild, the dual HD 6 carburetors have also been rebuilt and carefully tuned for the car, the car is set for top driven show car, i.e., better than just a trailered car as this can be driven and enjoyed, about 600 total miles on the build, fresh tune and check Winter 2013 with final road testing for Spring 2014, see photos of working gauges at idle (LINK),

    When this car was just offered for sale by Fraser Dante Fall 2013 before the final updating, there are responses from all over the world, here is a comment received 9/14/13 to show how valuable and correct this beautifully restored 1957 Jaguar XK140 MC Drophead Coupe is..

    ”Sirs,
    Thank you very much for the quick and personal reply. I’m sure this is a wonderful car as it looks very correct to me. As a Jaguar Concours Chief Judge and long term XK 140 owner, I think this is a great color combination and should bring a premium price. Unfortunately, I was interested in the car as a “substitute” for a Fixed Head Coupe (FHC)...which is the hardtop version. The Drop Head Coupe is the more desired and valuable model and, as such, not “worth” the higher price ...to me. I will continue to look for a Fixed head Coupe to take the place of my Open Two Seat (OTS) which is on the market. Best of luck”,

    History: a truly famous high design with flowing front fenders that sit high, drop down door lines, fantastic famous Jaguar chrome grill and emblems finished to a high degree, the sent in headlights are the last of the classic era with their flat face, has driving lights above the chrome bumper, there is an enormous book and file of the frame on restoration as the goal was to have a car that would have history of origination, build and work as noted, this was found in Northern California as a most solid car with collector mileage, finished in the Old English White, the decision was made to restore this factory correct dark Indigo Blue that is striking with its presentation, said process was to show this with a factory color that contrasts with the factory chrome that is brilliant in its presentation, for Jaguar judging, the original lacquer paint was applied with many coats of paint, buffing, paint and clearing, kept in always climate controlled conditions for about 15 years with some 500 miles and constant upgrading and maintenance, there is but a bit of very mirror hazing in the hood as would be from the factory itself as this paint was very period and demanded by Jaguar judges, very minor and hard to see but the result of the proper painting process,

    Wheels and tires: this has the gorgeous highly polished 16” chrome wire wheels with spinners, as factory, the proper tires are Avon blackwall 6.00V16 SPRs as factory would have had, great presentation, all the brakes are fresh with work just completed with road check for Spring, solid underchassis (LINK)

    Interior: just wonderful gray leather finished to high judged standards, this color is highly desired today both in classic and newer cars today, complete full padding, piping is correct, door panels, the factory interior dash wood and wood door panels by windows are highly polished, has a Wilton wool carpet, even has added specialty made gray safety belts to enjoy the car, all the gauges checked and work on the car including the tachometer,

    Summary: here is a serious high design famous Jaguar convertible in striking Indigo Blue with wonderful chrome and a gray interior that is set for top, driven show, great effort to turn this collector show car into the fine period driver with all work and presentation for Spring/Summer 2014, a true automotive worldwide investment

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