1956 Jaguar XK140 Roadster
Offer Accepted
Final Offer: $62,000
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: Deal TankOffer Accepted
2 bids, 40 comments

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 1956
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: XK140 Roadster
  • VIN: A812602
  • Mileage: 3,749mi (5-digit odometer)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Red
  • Seller Type: Private Party
  • Location: Jupiter, FL 33478
  • Lot #: V-0037387-DT

The successor to Jaguar’s first postwar sports car the XK120, the XK140 was manufactured from 1954 to 1957 and featured improved brakes, rack & pinion steering, telescopic shock absorbers, and increased interior space. This 1956 example is a Roadster or Open Two-Seater (OTS) that underwent a frame-off restoration in 2005 before joining the seller’s collection in 2011. Accompanied by a Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate showing a numbers matching engine and transmission, this XK140 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Florida.

The XK140 can be distinguished from its predecessor by its larger chrome bumpers with overriders, a Jaguar badge incorporated into the grille surround, chrome trim strips on the bonnet and trunk lid, and a rear boot emblem celebrating Jaguar’s victories at Le Mans from 1951-1953. This example was refinished in red from its original Black color during the restoration in 2005. Equipment includes a black convertible top and tonneau cover, a chrome split windscreen frame, a racing-style gas lid, a leather hood strap, Lucas driving lights, and factory 16” chrome wire wheels with double-eared knockoffs and Vredestein Sport Classic tires. The seller notes the tires were mounted in 2018 and the exterior remains in very good overall condition apart from a small dent on the edge of a fender. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.

The cabin is appointed with tan carpets and Connolly leather upholstery covering the seats, dashboard, and door panels. Accessories include lap belts, a black four-spoke steering wheel, a polished handbrake and passenger grab handle, analog Smiths gauges, and a dash-mounted rearview mirror. The seller notes some minor signs of aging are present and the speedometer needle intermittently bounces, although all gauges and accessories remain fully functional.


This Jaguar is equipped with a 3.4-liter DOHC straight-six engine with dual carburetors and an output of 190 HP. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 4-speed manual transmission. The seller indicates routine maintenance has been kept up to date over the years and the brake drums were replaced along with the alternator in 2014. Images of the engine and transmission case stampings are posted in the galley along with the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate.

This sale will include owner’s manuals, a toolkit, a spare tire, a jack, a maintenance chart, a clean title, and a collection of documentation.

The seller would like you to know: “Thank you for visiting this auction. It has been stored in a collection for 12 years in an air-conditioned environment. It’s been to few car shows and always draws a lot of attention, and it is a joy to drive.”

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $62,000
  • Auction End: Feb 22, 2024 04:41:27PM UTC
  • Number of Offers: 2
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  • Offer from cvcholdings 1 week, 1 dayago

    Sold for $62,000

  • $62,000 offer from cvcholdings 1 week, 1 dayago

    Offer in the amount of $62,000

  • WilsonCollection (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • radermj (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    For whatever reason I can’t site won’t allow

  • WilsonCollection (seller) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    @radermj send me a direct message, and we can go from there. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have.

  • radermj (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Hi I have an interest in the car however I have never owned what I would consider a classic / collector car such as this and have many questions. Anyway we could talk?

  • $56,000 offer from cvcholdings 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Offer in the amount of $56,000

  • AntonioH 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $52,000

  • WilsonCollection (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @1andonlyK.Schments67 Haha, I do not know any of the Harbours, and not sure about family in Illinois but it would fun to know the car went home to another Wilson.

  • jns7853 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $48,000

  • bhmohio 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • 1andonlyK.Schments67 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • 1andonlyK.Schments67 (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    I don't have any car questions seeing that it's been on the auction block for 7 days. I do however have 2 questions...#1 Do you know any of the Harbour family in Jupiter? #2. Do you have relatives in Illinois? I'm a Wilson in Illinois and I think this Jag would be nice to add to my 64 vette to start my Wilson Collection North. Haha
    Bid forthcoming. Thanks and Merry Christmas

  • arnouxt 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $38,000

  • WilsonCollection (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @Havenhearth Haha alot of questions. I will address then one at a time.

    1) I suspect the cable is simply worn
    2) Original steering wheel does not come with the car
    3) It is driven about a mile every month or so to keep things moving. Only things apparent are the manifold paint, bouncy speedometer, small dent on the fender, and bouncy ammeter
    4) Information of car during prior ownership is unknown
    5) No paperwork from previous owner
    6) No photos before restoration, rust repair unknown ( however I will say there appears to be no rust after 12 years of ownership, there is likely no issue)

    I hope this helps

  • Havenhearth (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    In the video the speedometer needle appears to be bouncing a Lot. Any comment on that?

    Attractive though the present steering wheel appears, does the original accompany the car?

    The car presents well. How much has it been driven since in the collection? Is there re-commissioning to be done? ( Clearly the speedo needs to be rebuilt )

    Do You know the history of where this car lived? and for how long?

    Is there service paperwork from previous owners?

    Are there any photos of the car before restoration? Was there any rust repair done on this vehicle?

    Apologies for these questions coming so late: had a house full of guests and no time for the Important things...

    Thank You very much,

  • WilsonCollection (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @racemehome about a year old

  • cvcholdings 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $33,000

  • racemehome (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    On cold start amp meter really jumping. Hold old is the battery?

  • WilsonCollection (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @racemehome photo 252 is current. 275 was taken by a photographer a few years ago. I can have the manifold re ceramic coated for the winning bidder.

  • racemehome (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Which photo of the manifold is correct? 253 or 275

  • WilsonCollection (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @KNLont Jupiter Florida

  • DLC 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $32,000

  • KNLont (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Where is the car located?

  • WilsonCollection (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @Bloodyknuckles please read the Jaguar heritage trust certificate shown in photo 314, as it clearly states this to be an “SE” non C-Type head.

  • Bloodyknuckles (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    That plaque only came on MC/se cars. Only 140’s with c-head, running lights and wire wheels. This must have been added during “restoration”. Not Original to this model.

  • WilsonCollection (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @Yhaf this car is real, and it comes with the Jaguar Certificate, which shows it is a numbers matching car.

  • WilsonCollection (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @Yhaf all of the XK-140s received this plaque. It was Jaguar proclaiming the car was built just like the their race cars. Just something Jaguar did at that time.... a marketing tactic you could say. Different years had deferent plaques.

  • Yhaf 2 months, 3 weeksago

    the gold tag on the passenger side says replica.... is this an original car or a reproduction??

  • WilsonCollection (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @cvcholdings The car does not com with a wood steering wheel. If you look at photo 81, left side of the gap. It was hard to capture by camera but you can see a little kink on the edge of the fender.

  • cvcholdings (registered bidder) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Great car , two questions does the wood rim steering wheel come with the car and what photo showes the small dent on a wheel opening. Thanks

  • WilsonCollection (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @Yhaf https://youtu.be/mNHcdN7xRqQ The carbs were just rebuilt and the cold start carb was gone through and functions properly. Notice the hissing noise coming from the starter carb assembly. Also as noted in the video description, the car hasn't run for a few days and so it took three attempts for the carbs to prime.

  • Yhaf 2 months, 3 weeksago

    can you post of a video of a cold start?

  • JFREI 2 months, 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $29,000

  • FORMULAONE 3 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $28,000

  • jns7853 3 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $27,500

  • DLC 3 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • JFREI 3 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $17,000

  • WilsonCollection (seller) 3 monthsago

    @Yhaf it has not been converted. It is a positive ground system.

  • Yhaf 3 monthsago

    Has the voltage regulator been replaced and or converted negative to ground or positive the ground?

  • WilsonCollection (seller) 3 monthsago

    Hello everyone. If anyone has questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

  • DLC 3 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

1956 Jaguar XK140 Roadster
Final offer: $62,000 Offer Accepted
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