Sell Your Classic Jaguar XK140
Built from 1954 to 1957, these vehicles were a true leap forward for Jaguar. Whereas many of the prior models were simpler, these cars had significant upgrades: the brakes were so much better, there was more space inside the car, the steering was tighter (due to the rack and pinion) and the suspension was far better.
Never shy about their accomplishments, an emblem on the boot lid often reads “Winner Le Mans 1951-3.” However, these vehicles weren’t just made for racing: they were built to be more comfortable, too. For example, the interior was designed to be significantly more comfortable than in prior models, particularly for taller drivers. The firewall, engine and dash were all moved forward so as to give larger drivers an extra three inches of legroom.
Like many Jaguar models, these are available in fixed head coupe, drophead coupe and roadster. They were also the first Jaguar to have an automatic transmission. They were also capable of reaching 120 miles per hour and even a bit above. The acceleration was also in keeping with other Jaguars of the era. For each of the different types, the acceleration varied from zero to sixty in 8.4 seconds while the others clocked in at 9.1 seconds.