Numbers matching, genuine Special Equipment model with the optional C-Type cylinder head. Beautiful restoration, fitted luggage, factory tools and. A beautiful XK for touring and events.
The 1957 XK140 “OTS” roadster offered here is a lovely, fully restored, numbers-matching car that is desirably equipped from new with the Special Equipment package (also known as the “M” in the US market) and optional C-Type cylinder head. The included Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate shows this to be an original US-spec car, first shipped on April 16, 1956. With dual exhaust, knock-off wire wheels, heavier sway bars, and the high-flow cylinder head, the XK140 MC was the preferred choice for the sporting buyer looking to get the most out of their Jaguar. This car was subject to a two-year, body-off restoration beginning in 2005 and it presents in beautiful condition today. Red paintwork, tan leather upholstery, and chrome wheels come together with striking effect. Having seen light use since the restoration, this XK is in outstanding condition today, with excellent quality finishing and detailing.
The two-seat cockpit is restored using high-quality tan leather, with matching carpets and boot lining. The quality of the restoration is very good, and the seats appear taut, showing only light use. The same leather is repeated on the dash, door cards, and cockpit rails while a black canvas hood stows behind the seats, along with a set of matching side curtains. The original four-spoke steering wheel is retained, along with correct Smiths instrumentation in the central panel. The boot is fully detailed to correct specs with tan Hardura vinyl mats and gloss black painted panels. The restored jack, grease gun and ratcheting jack handle are properly stowed to the underside of the boot floor. A factory tool roll is also included, and topping off the presentation is a beautiful set of custom-fitted, color-keyed luggage made by Taris Charysyn of West Kill, New York.