Lot 133

2015   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2015

1956 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupe

SOLD $203,500


$200,000 - $250,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Jaguar’s Iconic Mid-1950s Sports Model
Early-2000s Restoration by a Marque Specialist
Balanced and Blueprinted Engine
Frame-Off Restoration with Virtually No Expense Spared
Upgrades Include 5-Speed Manual Gearbox

Technical Specs

3,442 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Twin Carburetors
240 BHP
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Front Independent Suspension
Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note this vehicle is titled 1957.

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While the XK120 instantly placed Jaguar at the forefront of the sports car universe when it debuted in 1948, the XK140 comprehensively advanced and refined the basic concept.

This 1956 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupe continues to benefit from a 1999 restoration performed by award-winning Jaguar marque specialist Ralph Miller of York, Pennsylvania’s Olde York Classics. The work was commissioned by the Jaguar’s then-owner Dr. Bruce Rudin of Wilmington, Delaware. The frame-of process was completed over the next five years with virtually no expense spared. Following completion, desirable upgrades for enhanced drivability included the installation of a five-speed BMW M5 manual gearbox, four-wheel disc brakes, stainless exhaust, electronic ignition, Aston Martin rack and pinion steering, an aluminum radiator and electric fan, dual-circuit brake master cylinder, and 2" carburetors. Interior work was performed by the UK Jaguar coach-trimming specialists at Suffolk and Turley, and the interior woodwork refinished by Vintage Restorations. Plating was done by Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® winners The Finishing Touch. The balanced and blueprinted engine is reported by the consignor, a respected collector, to produce an estimated 240 hp, providing a noteworthy boost over factory specification. As offered, this Jaguar is ready to deliver an unforgettable top-down experience with its classic styling and thoughtfully upgraded mechanicals.