Introduced at the 1954 Motor Show, the Jaguar XK140 was the evolution of the XK120, and was the answer to several practicality issues that were not previously addressed in the XK 120 models. The 1954 Jaguar XK140 offered rack and pinion steering, replacing the XK120’s re-circulating ball system, and telescopic dampers, which replaced the archaic lever arm dampers. Additionally, some options that were previously offered in the XK120SE model like the more powerful engine and thicker torsion bars were now made standard in the 1954 Jaguar XK140. Visually, the XK140 changed very little from the XK 120, however it did have much heavier bumpers, similar to those on the large MK VII sedan. The addition of additional chrome and badges, including chrome strips along the middle of the hood and trunk, is an easy way to differentiate the new 140 model from the 120.
Offered as a Roadster, Fixed-Head Coupe and Drop-Head Coupe, in total there were 8,943 models produced from 1954 to 1957. The Roadster was most popular with 3,350 models made, while the Fixed-Head and Drop-Head saw 2,900 and 2,793 respectively. Whether you’re an avid Jaguar collector looking for a pristine, showroom condition 1954 Jaguar XK140 for your collection, or this will be you weekend driver or restoration project, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club looks forward to helping you find the car of your dreams. A leading California classic car dealership that has a reputation for honest, fair, and seamless car deals, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club welcomes you to tour their online inventory to see the 1954 Jaguar models currently available to you. Should you see a 1954 XK140 of interest, do not hesitate to contact them with any questions. Additionally, if you don’t see what you’re looking for, be sure to let them know! They have their finger on the pulse of the classic car market and may know exactly where to find what you’re looking for!
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