The Jaguar XK140 would have big shoes to fill as it replaced the much-loved XK120. While it looked nearly identical to its predecessor, there were several obvious changes that can help buyers distinguish between the two models. First, the 1955 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupe would offer larger bumpers and a heavier cast grille. Secondly, the interior of the cabin was expanded and now offered extra room for occasional seats in the rear. This was also the first time that a true convertible body style would be offered the Drophead Coupe which would run alongside the Roadster and Fixed Head Coupe models. Improved rack and pinion steering, better suspension and telescopic shock absorbers rather than the old lever-arm design made the 1955 Jaguar XK140 a true pleasure to drive. Whether you’re considering a XK140 Drophead Coupe as your occasional driver, your next restoration project or as a pristine example of Jaguar engineering for your showroom, let the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club be your guide to the markets best classics.
While more than 8,800 Jaguar XK140 models were produced and there will be a large selection to choose from, it is important to remember that these cars are more than fifty years old they will have blemishes and flaws. Unless you’re in search of a mint condition original or perfectly restored example, your goal should always be to find the best condition and most complete XK140 you can within your budget. You’ll also want to take into account the cost of restoration and/or any parts or components that you’ll need to find and purchase. It is in your best interest to also have any prospective purchase inspected by a third-party to understand the condition of the mechanics, if applicable. For the 1955 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupe model, also be sure to check the condition of the lined canvas top, which should fold into the rear deck behind the seats when retracted. These are just a few of the Buyer’s Tips offered by the experts at The Beverly Hills Car Club.
To learn more about the 1955 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupe, their team welcomes you to contact them today or to stop by their California classic car dealership at your leisure. From models ideal for restoration to pristine examples of the XK140, The Beverly Hills Car Club can assist you in finding the best model to suit your needs. Check out their online inventory to view current models and contact them today to learn more!
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