The Jaguar XK140 is a sports car produced by Jaguar between 1954-1957. It was the successor to the XK120. Upgrades included more interior space, better brakes, increased suspension travel and telescopic shock absorbers. The XK140 was introduced in late 1954 and sold as a 1955 model. Some exterior changes were front and rear bumpers with over riders, and flashing turn signals above the front bumper. The grille remained the same size, but became one piece and with fewer and wider vertical bars. The Jaguar badge came on the grille. A chrome trim ran along the center of the hood and trunk lid. A decal on the boot lid contained the words "Winner Le Mans 1951-3". The car was more comfortable for tall drivers by moving the engine, firewall and dash, increasing legroom by 3 centimeters. Two 6-volt batteries, one in each front wing, were fitted to the FHC, but Drop Heads and the Open Two Seater had a 12-volt battery, installed in the front wing on the passenger side. The XK140 was powered by the Jaguar XK engine with the SE modifications of the XK120. The C-type cylinder head, carried over from the XK120 catalog (210 hp at 5750 gross rpm) was optional. In 1956 the XK140 was the first Jaguar sports car offered with an automatic transmission. As with the XK120, wire wheels and dual exhausts were optional. Most XK140s in the United States had wire wheels.
The Roadster (Open Two Seater in America) had a light canvas top that could be folded out of sight behind the seats. The interior and dashboard were made of leather. Like the XK120 Roadster, the XK140 had removable canvas and plastic side curtains on alloy barchetta type doors. The angle of the front of the doors changed from 45 to 90 degrees. The Drophead Coupe had a heavier canvas top stowed behind the seats, fixed windshield complete with the chassis, wind-up side windows, and a small rear seat. It also had walnut-veneered dashboard and door strips. The Fixed Head Coupe had the same interior trim and rear seat as the DHC. The prototype Fixed Head Coupe kept the XK120 Fixed Head roof profile, with the front wings and doors the same as the Drophead. Once in production, the roof was extended and the screen moved further forward, with shorter fenders and longer doors, creating more legroom. Realistically, a stock XK-140 SE could hit a top speed of 120-125 mph. Road & Track's XK-140 MC test in June 1955 recorded a best 2-way average of 120.3 mph. The best 1-way run was 121.1 mph. Sports Cars Illustrated's test of the same model in August 1957 had a fastest 2-way average of 121 mph. Their best 1-way run was 124 mph. Acceleration times from 0 to 60 mph were 8.4 seconds and 9.1 seconds. Only the R&T test attempted from 0 to 100 mph, which took 26.5 seconds.
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