TrueCaliforniablue plate car that matches the title, bought new in California in 1957 and remained until 2017
From the personal collection of the Astor Classics Museum
Two owner car, previous owner had the car since 1983
Purchased new from San Diego British Motors from a Naval captain who willed the Jag to his 13 year old nephew in 1960
The car was then stored away in the family garage until 1983, believed to only have 46k original miles
Loaded with MC equipment such as windscreen jets, Lucas fog lights and dual exhaust
Final year for the XK140 and one of only 1,965 lefthand drive Fixed Head Coupes made between 1954 and 1957
Pastel Blue exterior and dark blue interior with Connolly Leather seats and Wilton wool carpet
Numbers matching 3.4L DOHC inline sixcylinder engine, dual SU carburetors and dual exhaust
Numbers matching fourspeed manual transmission
Fourwheeldrum brakes and bodycolored Dayton Wire Wheels
Optional functioning tube powered Radiomobile S. Smith & Sons radio
Original operator/maintenance/service handbook andCaliforniaregistrations
Suave, sophisticated and very English, MotoeXotica Classic Cars is very proud to present this 1957 Jaguar XK140 Fixed Head Coupe. Purchased in 1957 in San Diego, California by a U.S. Naval Captain from San Diego British Motors, this car is only one of 1,965 lefthand drive Fixed Head Coupes made between 1954 and 1957. In 1960 the captain willed this car to his nephew, who was just 13. While it waited for its new owner to reach driving age, the car was stored in a garage on the familys farm, where it remained for 22 years and then purchased by Arthur Astor in 1983.
Art Astor is the owner of radio stations KCEO, KSPA in the Inland Empire and KFSD in San Diego, he is a 50year veteran of Southern California broadcasting. In addition over the past 30 years Astor had assembled a truly spectacular stable of vintage automobiles, over 250 lowmileage examples spanning the 1920s to the 1970s and this 1967 Jaguar was one of the first additions to Astor's amazing car collection. Please note that we also have the 1967 Jaguar 420 Sedan for sale from Astor's fine collection
Finished in Pastel Blue, this Jags paint and trim are in overall very good condition. The glass panels are clear and intact, including the split windshield. The cars lights look great, including the Lucas Headlights and optional Lucas Fog Lights.
The Jaguar rolls on land reproduction period Firestone gumdipped whitewall tires, sized 8.0016, surrounding bodycolored Dayton Wire Wheels. The tires and wheels are in overall good condition. The Jags body panels are straight solid after more than two decades in storage. The engine bay is tidy and the bumpers are look great.
Under the bonnet, this cat came with the 3.4L DOHC straight sixcylinder (original numbers matching) with SU carburetors and a dual exhaust system. Backing up the engine is a fourspeed manual transmission (original numbers matching). The Jag is also loaded with some MC equipment such as bodycolored Dayton Wire Wheels, Lucas Fog Lamps, windshield washers, upscale trunk fittings and dual exhaust.It also features fourwheel drum brakes. Fixed Head Coupes came with two sixvolt batteries, one in each front wing.
Inside, the original dark blue interior is in good overall condition. The dark blue Connolly Leather seats look great. The matching Wilton Wool carpet is in good shape, as is the instrument panel with its burled wood insert for added warmth. While the dash offers complete instrumentation, the fuel gauge is inoperable. The original fourspoke steering wheel is present, the mirror glass and shifter look good while the center console and map pockets are in very good order. Completing the interior is the optional and very cooltube powered Radiomobile S. Smith & Sons radio that actually works
In 1954, the Jaguar XK140 replaced the XK120. The XK140 brought with it many improvements and upgrades. Compared to its predecessor, the XK140 received a larger engine, rackandpinion steering and more interior space. The fixed head coupe and the drophead coupe were given the occasional jump seats, made possible by moving the engine forward three inches. The cowl was raised two inches, as was the steering wheel, which allowed for more comfort and headroom inside. The XK140 came equipped with heavier bumpers, which were now connected to the chassis. In the front, the castaluminum grille had fewer bars, which improved cooling. Buyers had the option of purchasing twin fog lights as optional equipment, and the hood and trunk were given chrome strips and medallions, in celebration of previous Le Mans victories.
The Burman steering of the outgoing XK120 was replaced with a rackandpinion system and the roll bars were increased in diameter, making the XK140 stiffer in the corners.Production continued through 1957, when it was replaced by the XK150.
Documentation includes original operator/maintenance/service guide.
Competition to this Jaguar in 1957 included the Aston Martin DB D Mk III, Chevrolets Corvette and Fords Thunderbird.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 45,992 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE
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Exterior: Pastel Blue
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