This 1955 Jaguar XK140 FHC SE/MC was photographed at the 2011 Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“This old English white-over-red XK140, a restored fixed-head coupe, is an SE model, which means the engine is equipped with the upgraded C-type (sports-racing) cylinder head,” according to a summary provided by the owners.
“This head bumped up the horsepower of the car’s 3.4-liter DOHC inline Hemi six XK engine to 210 hp at 5750 rpm. SE models also included wire wheels, dual exhaust, Lucas fog lamps and overdrive, which allowed the car to reach speeds of 129 mph.
“The XK140 appeared from 1954 through 1957 and was an evolution of the 1949 revolutionary XK120. It featured several improvements such as rack-and-pinion steering and Girding telescopic rear dampers.
"Other changes included much heavier bumpers and a revised roofline.”
This is a matching number car and was purchased and restored by the California owners in 1982.
© Glenn Thomas Franco Simmons