This matching numbers Special Equipment XK140 Roadster has been sitting undisturbed in a Norfolk barn since the early 1970s. As a result it is 99% rust free and still retains its matching numbers 3.4 litre engine with the desirable 'C' Type head fitted. Even the mileage of 45,000 could be correct, and is certainly commensurate with the condition of the car, although no records exist to prove this.
The body is incredibly straight and original, panel fit and door gaps are as new, and the car is complete with its hood frame. The engine turns and fires. Originally supplied to Jaguar Cars of New York, it appears to have spent most of its life in California, certainly until 1971, when it was taken off the road, and later exported to the UK. Special Equipment XKs in this condition are increasingly rare, and this particular matching numbers example is the ideal starting point for a top end restoration project. Alternatively it could, with the minimum of work, be used 'as is', as the ultimate expression of 'shabby chic'.
The car is UK road registered and comes with the Jaguar Heritage Certificate.