Supplied new to the US in February 1956, this extraordinarily original XK 140 Drop Head Coupe was retained by one family – a mother and son – until 2011. The 19,000 miles shown on the odometer is, when considering the condition of the car, believed to be correct. Probably the most untouched XK140 DHC available, and without a doubt a reference point for the XK enthusiast.
This is a Special Equipment model fitted with a C-Type head, and the automatic gearbox was fitted by the factory, and changes faultlessly. The brakes have been completely overhauled, and it drives as though it left the factory.
It is, as yet, unregistered, so the new owner would be the first registered keeper in Europe. It features in the most recent edition of the Philip Porter book ‘The Original XK’. This is one for the purist.