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Jaguar XK140 Fixed Head Coupe

Overview

Produced: 1954-1957, 2797 produced.
Types: Coupe,2 doors, 2+2 seats
Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupe

The new Jaguar XK140 range arrived in 1954 to replace the outgoing XK120 model that had made its debut in 1948. The XK140 came in the same variants as before, although the Drophead and Fixed Head Coupe versions now featured larger passenger areas (which had occasional rear seats) and a different bulkhead arrangement.

The 1956 xk 140 did not have disc brakes on the front, they were drums, whichregularly overheated and faided.
Like the other cars in XK140 range the Fixed Head featured larger bumpers and a new front grille, complete with a revised badge proclaiming Jaguars success at Le Mans. Many cars now came with optional wire wheels, although standard equipment still consisted of steel wheels and rear wing spats. In 1957 the XK140 was replaced by the revised XK150 range.

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
3442ccS6 DOHCJaguar XK83mm x 106mm8

Fuel System

TypeNumberCapacityComment
SU 1.75inch2

Transmission

TypeGearsComment
Automatic4

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
129 mph11 s17.4 s21 mpg190 bhp 5500

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DrumDrum

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 6"4' 7"4' 7"14' 8"5' 4" 0 (28)0' 0"

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