1956 Jaguar XK-140


Engine:  3.4 liter dual overhead cam inline
six-cylinder at 210 c.i.d.
Gearbox: Four-speed manual
Power output:  190 HP
Top Speed:  140 mph

About our 1956 Jaguar XK-140

This lovely Jaguar has only one repaint and was mechanically and sympathetically restored many years ago giving it the perfect patina. All chrome plating is likewise original and still wears all of its original running gear, evident by its matching numbers.  Like all of our cars at Bayberry Vintage Autos, we make sure that this car is well maintained.  Besides keeping her looking good both inside and out, we make sure we routinely take this Jaguar out on the road.  One of the number one issues with old cars is they’re not used regularly. Drive it, put the car through its paces and most of all, enjoy it!

History of the 1956 Jaguar XK-140

Six years after the launch of the XK series came the XK 140. Manufactured between 1954 and 1957 Jaguar had refined and improved the XK in several ways with many stunning deluxe features as standard equipment. Improved brakes, rack and pinion steering and tube style shock absorbents were quickly apparent, but further inspection revealed an engine moved three inches forward allowing for more interior footbox space as well as improved handling. Its more exhilarating performance from the 3.4 litre overhead cam engine was what set it apart from the competition. It could cover a standing quarter mile in 16.6 seconds and cruise comfortably at 100 mph. Fitted with a dual-overhead cam six-cylinder it developed 190 HP with its four-speed transmission. Also available was the more potent 3.4 liter ‘MC’ variant with the ‘C’ type cylinder head designed for the XKC Le Mans race car which increased output to 210 HP.