XK140

From 1954 to 1957

The XK140 externally was identifiable by the more substantial bumper bars, cast radiator grille and internally by occasional rear seating and other trim changes. To provide more room inside, the engine was moved forward by 3 inches and for the first time an automatic transmission was available as an option. The XK140 was also produced in the same three styles as the XK120, Roadster, Drop Head Coupe and Fixed Head Coupe and remained in production until 1957.

Model Summary

Model Type:

XK Sportscars

Production Dates:

1954 - 1957

Engine Range:

3.4 Coupe

0 - 60 mph:

8.4 seconds

Top Speed:

121.1 mph

XK140 Technical Specifications

Technical Information

Engine Statistics

 3.4 Coupe
Engine (cc)3442
Bore and Stroke (mm)83 x 106
Compression Ratio8:1 (7:1/9:1 optional)
BHP190
@ RPM5500
Torque (lb ft)210
@ RPM2500
Fuelling2x SU carbs

Engine Performance

 3.4 Coupe
Top Speed121.1 mph
0 - 60 mph8.4 seconds
Fuel Consumption16-18 mpg

Model Specifications

 3.4 Coupe
Transmission4-speed (3 synchro)
Wheel Size (in)16, steel or wire
Suspension (Front)Ind wishbone, torsion bar
Suspension (Rear)Live axle, leaf springs
Brakes4-wheel drum

Model Dimensions

 3.4 Coupe
Length (in)176
Width (in)64.5
Height (in)52.5 (55 fhc)
Wheelbase (in)102
Front Track (in)51.5
Rear Track (in)51.375
Weight (Cwt)28 (29 dhc)

Optional Extras

  • Lucas fog lamps
  • Fitted luggage (two suitcases to match trim)
  • Boot lid chromed luggage rack
  • Choice of Radiomobile radios with fitting kits
  • Aero screens to replace full length split screen
  • Underbody steel shield for adverse road conditions
  • Bucket front seats
  • Dunlop racing tyres
  • High-lift camshafts
  • C-type cylinder head
  • 2in H8 SU carburettors
  • Close ratio gearbox
  • Wire wheels
  • Dual exhaust system
  • Chrome wheel rimbellishers for steel wheels
  • White-finished Bluemel steering wheel
  • Windscreen washers
  • Dunlop Road Speed whitewall tyres
  • Cutaway rear spats for wire-wheeled cars

Chassis Numbers

ModelDriver SideChassis No. CommencedNumber made
XK140 OTSRHD80000173
XK140 OTSLHD8100013281
XK140 FHCRHD804001843
XK140 FHCLHD8140011965
XK140 DHCRHD807001476
XK140 DHCLHD8170012310

XK140 Events

Shesley

This action-packed weekend always attracts a very wide variety of pre-1980's competition cars competing on the historic hill climb course, plus spectacular static vehicle displays, trade stands, vintage-inspired entertainment, musicians, live...

This action-packed weekend always attracts a very wide variety of pre-1980's competition cars competing on the historic hill climb course, plu...

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The Jaguar Enthusiast' Club visit Hull for our first Big Forum Weekend, based at the Mercure Hull Grange Park....

The Jaguar Enthusiast' Club visit Hull for our first Big Forum Weekend, based at the Mercure Hull Grange Park....

Club News

Cadwell Park Adam Powderham Pursues The Mid Field Pack

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for free practice, it was pouring & extremely slippery.

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for free practice, it was pouring & extremely slippery.

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Model Contacts

James Blackwell

James Blackwell

XK120/150 Forum Co-ordinator

@: classicxk.jec@gmail.com

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