1956 Jaguar XK140 FHC
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, a Director of Blythe Colour Works Ltd, a company producing colour for the pottery industry.
562 BEH was rebuilt to a very high standard many years ago and comes with a photo record of major bodywork and mechanical work. We originally bought the car in 2016 and gave it the ultimate test drive, driving it to North Yorkshire from rural Monmouthshire. The car performed perfectly keeping up with motorway traffic, kicking in and out of overdrive smoothly with the superb, strong, fit engine holding excellent oil pressure.
In 2016 the XK140 was treated to around £15,000 of 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 car was also treated to engine bay paintwork and detailing, new wood headlining and various cosmetic improvements. Since selling the XK140 it has been driven to many events and regular exhibited on the show scene.
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. 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.