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This stunning matching numbers Jaguar XK140 FHC was manufactured on the 30th October 1956 and left the factory in Pearl Grey. This Manual with Overdrive gearbox example was distributed by C.H Truman, Nottingham and sold new by Byatts of Fenton, Stoke on Trent to a F W R Wildblood.
562 BEH was rebuilt to a very high standard many years ago and comes with a photo record of major bodywork and mechanical work. Earlier in 2016 almost £6500 was spent on mechanical work to include a new clutch, skimmed flywheel, overdrive rebuild, new solenoid, replacement core plugs, new exhaust gaskets, propshaft bolts and new fuel tank sender.
The XK has had the ultimate test drive, being driven to North Yorkshire from rural Monmouthshire. The car performed perfectly keeping up with motorway traffic, kicking in and out of overdrive smoothly and the engine is strong holding excellent oil pressure consistently. This on the button XK is a real dream to drive and having had a high quality restoration, the paintwork, bodywork and chrome is all of a lovely standard, as is the interior. The engine bay is nicely detailed, as is the boot and the underside and chassis present superbly.
562 BEH has lovely level of detail with correct 'Ace' peaked number plates, XK140 correct style jack, tool roll and has a stunning smart, detailed spare wheel and boot area. The Jaguar has also recently been treated to a £1200 brand new Grey wool headlining finsihing the interior off to a wonderful high standard. With UK matching numbers 1950's and 1960's Jaguars in high demand at present, finding correct, top class driving examples is becoming increasingly difficult.
Engine bay photos to follow shortly.