1955 Jaguar XK140
1955 Jaguar XK140 Chassis #S811555

A friend of mine recently brought this XK140 to my attention. The photos and description appeared in his club magazine, the XK Gazette, and he thought I might know the car. Indeed, I do know the car. It’s a LHD 140, chassis #S811555. In 1998, it was sold by European Collectibles in Costa Mesa, California to John Franks, a land developer in San Luis Obispo, California. When Franks purchased the car, the body had nearly been destroyed by rust. It apparently had been originally purchased from Hornberg in 1955 and continued to live its life in the beach cities of Southern California.

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