1956 Jaguar XK140 MC Drophead Coupe

A highly desirable, numbers-matching XK140 MC offered for the first time in over 40 years. Equipped from new with the high-performance C-Type head and optional close-ratio gearbox. The subject of a multi-year, photo-documented nut-and-bolt restoration for a concours judge. A gorgeous example for show or entry into prestigious pre-1957 driving events.

Superb in every respect, this outstanding XK140 is a rare and desirable drophead coupe, equipped from new in high-performance MC specification. The accompanying Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust certificate shows this XK140 was completed on March 26, 1956, destined for the USA via Jaguar Cars, New York. It was finished in cream over black trim and a black hood and delivered to its first owner, Mr. John Reid Topping in Clearwater, Florida. The production records confirm this is a genuine MC equipped with the optional close-ratio gearbox, an unusual combination of the more luxury-oriented drophead coupe. Little is known of the car’s early history, though it wound up in the Northeast by the early 1970s. The most recent owner discovered this XK in somewhat tired condition in 1974 and immediately fell in love with its beautiful shape. Scraping together the funds with help from her mother, she purchased it and brought it to her family’s barn, where it sat virtually untouched and undriven from 1974 to 2017. Finally, after years quietly tucked away, the owner of this XK140 treated it to the restoration it rightfully deserved.

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