1956 Jaguar XK-140 MC 3.4 FHC

Stock: J56-713
Current condition: UNDER RESTORATION
Performance: 3,442cc DOHC inline 6-cylinder engine
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Suspension: Independent front suspension and rigid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs
Color exterior: Dove Grey
Color interior: TBA
Mileage: 36,000 showing / 100 test miles after restoration
Wheels: Chrome Wire Wheels
Brakes: 4-wheel hydraulic drum
Vin #: A815713
Engine #: G 8255-8

Our team is currently in the process of restoring this highly original numbers-matching XK-140 MC FHC to that of our Show/Driver level. The Jaguar was built in June of 1956, and delivered new to a Mr. Louis R. Emme at the US Embassy in Oslo, Norway. Known by its most recent owner for more than a decade, the XK-140 MC had been kept in storage for many years, where it maintained a high degree of originality throughout. Once we acquired the 140MC, our team started the restoration process with a complete stripping down to bare metal, before placing it on a rotisserie, and having it’s metal finished, leaded, with all of the body parts fitted to the car and chrome, prepared for primer, sealer, and painted in the beautiful Dove Grey finish you see on the car today.

Elsewhere in the restoration processes, our team has already rebuilt the XK-140’s engine, while completing most bodywork; master technicians are going through other major systems of the 140 MC including its fuel, electrical, cooling, and hydraulic systems, while the car’s chrome will be re-plated where necessary. The XK-140 will also receive a completely new, custom-tailored, and fit interior in the correct materials by our master trimmer. An mp4 pictorial video of the restoration process will accompany the Jaguar. Upon completion of the restoration this Jaguar will be a great example to drive, show, and enjoy, so please stay tuned for updates on this restoration!


In 1951 the ‘SE’ spec was introduced. In American markets it was called "MC" to note the car used the high-performance cylinder heads from the Jaguar C-Type Le Mans race car, along with largely SU carburetors, and dual exhaust pipes offering a power boost to 210 bhp at 5,750 rpm. Newly introduced for 1955, the Jaguar XK140 was broadly similar to, though more refined than, its sensational XK120 predecessor, major engineering changes being confined to the repositioning of the engine 3" further forward and the adoption of rack-and-pinion steering. Outwardly the newcomer was distinguishable by its revised radiator grille, rear lights incorporating flashing indicators and larger bumpers, the latter adopted to withstand the cut and thrust of urban parking. Special Equipment (SE) cars came with wire wheels and Lucas fog lamps, and could be ordered with the C-type cylinder head for 20 more horsepower. XK140 performance was well up to the standards set by its exemplary predecessor, contemporary road-tests regularly recording top speed figures in excess of 120mph.