Selling a 1954 Jaguar XK140 Roadster


1954 Jaguar XK140 Roadster
1954 Jaguar XK140 Roadster

How would Jaguar design a car that would be able to stand in the shadow of the illustrious XK120? Launched in late 1954 and running until 1957, the Jaguar XK140 would be the car to tackle such a feat. The 1954 Jaguar XK140 Roadster, Drop Head Coupe and Fixed Head Coupe featured several notable changes that could distinguish them from their predecessors. First, the XK140 would receive more substantial front and rear bumpers, which would replace the small and nearly useless bumpers of the XK120. In fact, because of the rough and tumble reputation American drivers had in the industry, these bumpers were a great marketing tool in the U.S. market. Above the front bumper, flashing turn signals were added and the front grille would become a one-piece cast unit with fewer and broader vertical slats. A 1954 XK140 Roadster can also be distinguished by the chrome trim that runs along the center of the hood and trunk, as well as the new emblem commemorating Jaguar’s Le Mans wins that reads, “Winner Le Mans 1951-3.”


1954 Jaguar XK140 Roadster Seller’s Guide

The 1954 Jaguar XK140 Roadster also received some style upgrades to the interior of the cabin, making it more roomy and comfortable for tall drivers. The engine, firewall and dash would be moved forward almost three inches to provide the additional legroom that buyers requested. Presenting 190hp in standard form and an improved rear suspension, the Jaguar XK140 quickly stood out in the crowd. Buyers loved the way that the Roadster gave an exposed feel while driving. The seat backs would come up just below your shoulder blades and the cockpit sides drop down well below your elbows. When you pair this with the primitive and authentic racing design of a true Roadster, it’s easy to see why so many find this car the epitome of Jaguar classics. If you were looking to sell a 1954 Jaguar XK140 Roadster or any XK140, the Alex Manos team would like to speak with you. Not only can they provide you with the Seller’s Tips you need to be successful, they also purchase classic cars of all makes, models and conditions and would be delighted to learn more about your particular XK140 Roadster. Based in Los Angeles, they are a California classic car dealership with a worldwide reputation for fair and honest car deals. A leader in the classic car industry, let their team help you determine the best course of action when selling your Jaguar.



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