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As the last model-year in the XK140 range prior to being replaced by the XK150, many Jaguar enthusiasts and collectors believe that the 1957 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupe, Fixed Head Coupe and Roadster are perhaps the most desirable of the XK140 line. First launched in 1954, the XK140 replaced the XK120 and had several distinguishable external changes that can help you differentiate between models. The XK140 featured full-width bumpers, the additional of a chrome strip down the middle of the front and rear hoods, and an overall curvature that commanded attention from onlookers. The XK140 also offered more space in the cabin, which was achieved by repositioning the engine, firewall and dashboard. The Drophead Coupe, which offered a soft top that when rolled back fit neatly behind the seats, was widely popular as it offered drivers better protection from the elements. However, the Roadster was by far the most coveted body style at the time.
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Today, the 1957 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupe continues to be a highly sought-after sports-touring car in the classic car market. You’ll find sellers offering models in all types of conditions from rolling chassis that may as well be used for parts to mint condition, museum quality examples of the finest Jaguar engineering you’ll find it all. Price ranges for these classics also vary dramatically depending on condition and body style. Roadsters generally command the highest price tag, with Drophead Coupes coming in second and Fixed Head Coupes rounding off the line. It is important to note that these classics deserve a thorough inspection for body condition, rust and mechanics. Be sure to also inspect the condition of the soft top, as it can be an expensive piece of the restoration process. These are just some of the many Buyer’s Tips that The Beverly Hills Car Club professionals have learned over the years. When you’re ready to learn more about the 1957 Drophead Coupe, please do not hesitate to contact them at your convenience.
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