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In 1954, Jaguar would release the second-generation of the popular XK lineup, the XK140. It had the same basic architecture as the previous model, but featured several interior and body upgrades including full-width bumpers, increased cabin room and new rack and pinion steering. As before, the Jaguar XK140 would be available as an Open Two-Seater (or Roadster), Drop Head Coupe or Fixed Head Coupe. Riding high on their racing successes and victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Jaguar used their competition pedigree to market and sell the 1954 Jaguar XK140 Fixed Head Coupe (and other body styles). In fact, the marketing materials read as follows: All the accumulated wealth of knowledge and experience gained in the hard school of racing have been built into the new XK140 models which are powered by the famous 3 liter twin overhead camshaft XK engine. Today, the Jaguar XK140 whether in the FHC, DHC or Roadster body style is one of the most sought-after British classic cars across the globe.
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Externally, the body now included a new grill with fewer slats and an integrated Jaguar badge. Turn signals on the front of the car were added above the fenders and amber diving lights were now found above the bumpers. Continuing to push their racing successes, Jaguar also added central chrome accents and a badge that read, Winner Le Mans 1951-3. One of the biggest complaints on the previous XK120 models had been interior cabin space. The new 1954 Jaguar XK140 Fixed Head Coupe, for example, now offered increased legroom and more space for occasional seats in the back. This was achieved by moving the engine, firewall, and dashboard forward three inches. If youre thinking about buying a 1954 Jaguar XK140 FHC, some of the additional options that add value today include: wire wheels, a Laycock de Normanville overdrive and a Borg-Warner automatic transmission on both the Drop Head Coupe and the Fixed Head Coupe. Original color options included Black, Birch Grey, Pastel Green, Pearl Grey, Pacific Blue, British Racing Green, Dove Grey, Suede Green, Red, Lavender Grey, Battleship Grey, Cream, Pastel Blue and Maroon.
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