Evaluation: Restored and significantly upgraded from a derelict, completed in 2012. Reproduction rear body, new factory replacement fenders. Good older paint, wavy body panels, sound chrome. The upholstery is good with some stretching on the driver’s seat. Dashboard and gauges are very good. The engine compartment is good but showing age.
Bottom Line: An exciting XK Jag, but hardly representative of its model. If this were a Barrett-Jackson auction in the States it would be characterized as a “Resto-Mod”, and it is an attractive one at that. In 1955 a Jag buyer could only dream about owning an XK 140 with this power, handling and braking, let alone a gearbox that had five speeds and synchromesh that actually worked. The mods make it a wonderful driver, and were appreciated by the Bonhams “Legends” bidders even at this below estimate result.