The sensational XK120 had proved to be a major success for Jaguar, establishing them as a premier builder of world-class sports cars. With its exotic twin-cam engine, stunning bodywork and near 120mph performance, the XK120 became one of the premier players in the post-war sports car revolution. As wonderful as it was, the XK120 did have a few flaws. It had a cramped cockpit, limited luggage space and some ageing technology such as lever-action shock absorbers. 1954 saw the XK120 refined and renamed the XK140, which sought to correct some of the complaints of the earlier car. The XK140 largely shared the XK120’s svelte lines, but was adorned with larger bumpers, additional trim and slightly enlarged to make for a larger, roomier cockpit. Under the bodywork, braking performance was improved and the antiquated steering box and lever shocks of the 120 were replaced with modern rack-and-pinion steering and telescopic dampers. Like the XK120 before, the XK140 was available in three body styles: Coupe, Drophead Coupe and the OTS (open two-seat) roadster.
This 1957 XK140 OTS roadster is simply beautiful in Old English white over a gorgeous black leather interior. Starting as an exceptiona
left-hand-drive 1957 jaguar xk 140 roadster white 4-speed 5-speed black-leather manual power-steering restored convertible leather black-interior british dark-interior
Jun 29, 2016