Buying a 1956 XK140 Roadster is often the culmination of years of dreaming, drooling, hopes and prayers. If you’re finally in the market for a XK140 Roadster, congratulations! And, if you’ve found this website while searching for Jaguar XK140 Buyers Tips, you’ve come to the right place! Considered the epitome of postwar English automotive design, the Jaguar XK series, particularly the Roadster models, turned heads from their initial release in 1948. Offering more cockpit space, an improved rear suspension and 190hp on the standard version, the XK140 Roadster was a slightly more advanced version of its older sibling, yet aesthetically nearly identical. Only small changes were made visually, including updated, larger bumpers and a chrome trim found on both the hood and trunk. To mark its achievements in motorsports, the XK140 was also outfitted with an emblem reading, Winner Le Mans 1951-3. Also, in 1956, Jaguar offered a three speed automatic transmission. But, if you want a XK Roadster, you probably already know these details.
Where do you start when looking to buy a 1956 Jaguar XK140 Roadster? Having helped countless buyers find and purchase the classic cars of their dreams, including the 1956 Jaguar XK140 Roadster, The Beverly Hills Car Club has years of experience in the classic car market and is happy to provide the following Buyers Tips. First, its easy to fall in love with the Jaguar XK140, but try not to fall in love with the first one you see unless you have thoroughly inspected her and are confident she’s right for you. You see, restoring an XK140 Roadster can be quite costly, especially if you choose a model that has had prior bodywork or is laden with rust. Secondly, while parts can be found, they can be expensive depending on the ones you need. So, be sure to have a complete understanding of the work your prospective Roadster will need. Similarly, if youre buying a Roadster that has already been restored, be sure to ask for documentation regarding all work so you can check quality and completeness. These are just a few tips, as you really need to look at each car independently and with an open mind.
But where do you find a 1956 Jaguar XK140 Roadster to suit your needs? Contact the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club and let them know what you’re interested in. If they don’t have something in their inventory that fits what you’re looking for, they have the industry connections and resources to find it. Contact them today and be sure to browse their online inventory to view available models. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping make your dreams of owning one of these classic Jaguars a reality.
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