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1949-1960 JAGUAR XK140 FHC specifications

1949-1960 JAGUAR XK140 FHC specifications Classic and Performance Car

Introduced as a replacement to the XK120, the XK140 was a slightly bigger and heavier, but more powerful, car. These characteristics changed the whole driving experience, and rather than being an uncompromised sports car, it was a much more comfortable and relaxed long distance cruiser – unless you were in the coupé’s tight rear seats. Upgrades included the standard fitment of rack and pinion steering (from the C-type) as well as optional power assisted steering. Coupés are worth less than roadsters, but are still very satisfying to drive.

Production

  • Production:
    2797
  • Price at launch:
    £1,616
  • Price (excellent)
    £45,000
  • Price (good):
    £40,000
  • Price (average):
    £25,000
  • Price (project):
    £15,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.4secs
  • Top speed:
    121.0mph
  • Power:
    210.0bhp
  • Torque:
    213.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, torsion bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual with overdrive

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4470mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2590mm
  • Width:
    1640mm
  • Height:
    1372mm
  • Weight:
    1422kgs

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