Due to numerous technical innovations, which are mostly gained through the car racing experience but also from the experience with the production car XK120, it is time to get a successor model to the market after 6 successful years of production. The time has come, 1954 at the London Motor Show at Earls Court, Jaguar presents the XK140.
The result surprised only a few, what should you want to change in terms of looks, the visual effect of the predecessor was part of the success concept. So everything remains unaffected the chassis and the body with the elegant curved sideline. The export, mainly to America, holds even after 6 years and still so corresponds to the desire of the customer for more Chrome, which is very popular in the 50s. Today, many years later, people will say, that this decision was a big admission to the market.
Through the further development of the engine, driven by the Engargement in motorsports, the driver will be pleased with 190 horsepower. The sports version (SE version) is equipped with the new cylinder heads of XK120C short C-Type, which increases the horsepower to 210.
The removal of the battery and the relocation of the engine block about 2,95 inch forward offers more space in the interior. A three-speed Borg-Warner automatic transmission and a Laycock de Normanville Overdrive is also available.
The models remain unchanged. There is still an "Open Two Seater", a "Fixed Head Coupe", and a "Drophead Coupe".

 
 
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