1956 Jaguar XK 140 MC 3.4 OTS

Stock: J56-680
Current condition: SHOW-DRIVER
Performance: 6 cylinders, overhead cam, Twin SU carbs
Transmission: 4 speed with over drive
Color exterior: Imperial Maroon
Color interior: Beige
Mileage: 70,339 showing
Wheels: Chrome wire wheels
Tires: 6-50-16 Coker wide white walls
Vin #: S812680
Engine #: G8543-8S
Other 1: Body Number: F102748
Other 2: Transmission Number: JL31711CP

(SOLD) This beautiful, no expense spared, restored, matching numbers XK-140 MC was an off the body restoration done by Jaguar professionals, with very much attention paid to the details. It is an original California car. The restoration of this vehicle to Show level included the following: the vehicle was stripped to bare metal, placed on a rotisserie, metal finished, leaded, all body parts fitted to the car and chrome, prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. It has received a new windshield. All mechanical systems and components have been gone through, restored or replaced as needed. The engine and transmission have been rebuilt back to factory specifications, as well as the rear end and suspension. The head was completely rebuilt, rebuilt the carburetors, clutch system, all new hydraulic system, shocks serviced as needed, the chassis and many other parts refinished in its correct finish, new suspension bushings, new fuel pump, all electrical components, instruments, gauges, knobs, switches rebuilt or replaced, seat frames restored. All other systems, such as the electrical, hydraulic, cooling and fuel system have been restored or replaced; the car received all new rubber and seals, and a complete new wire loom. All britework has been re-plated, or replaced as needed. This car received a complete new interior. It also has a new top and side curtains. This beauty has only a few test miles since the restoration. This is a very rare color combination on an rare collectable model. This is truly for the discerning Jaguar collector.


The XK 140 was introduced in 1954 with major changes in appearance and engineering. Externally, the classic lines were retained but were protected by sturdier bumpers to give better protection, both front and rear. From the rear, the basic lines were remained, but the finish features were completely restyled. Although the external appearance of the XK-140 was significantly altered, the major changes were mechanical. The most important change was the repositioning of the engine three inches forward on the chassis. This not only afforded additional passenger room, it also provided space for the battery in the font fender well, thus freeing the area behind the seats for a jump seat and/or additional storage. This “MC”- means modified with a C-type cylinder head aptly called a “red head” (i.e. more performance), includes fog lamps, twin exhausts, J- headlights, windshield washer, and a collection of engine refinements, and overdrive.