Very Special: ’55 Jaguar XK140 DHC
Early Jaguar XKs have many letters assigned to describing how these beautiful cars are specified. The DHC in this case means Drop Head Coupe or a convertible with a nice folding roof and roll-up windows. It is fitted with extra wood in the interior too. Another few letters tell us this has the modified competition head or MC. In the UK they are known as an SE. We must confess to saying that this is the first Pastel Green Jaguar we have ever seen. They matched the color from original paint remnants on the bulkhead. Everything that could be saved in the restoration was making this pretty exciting and elegant car. The Jaguar comes with some neat accessories like matched luggage, Radiomobile radio, factory replacements kit (spare little bits of things) and a Derrington steering wheel. It rides on chrome wires but the seller will include a set of body colored, painted wires and that might look pretty cool. The listing tells us it has been fully “fettled” (it is British) and drives as new. According to the SCM Price Guide, Roadsters (OTS) and Dropheads (DHC) are both B rated collectibles and 4 stars. That is a very good rating. They also suggest adding $10 grand if it is a factory MC (modified Competition) example. The listing says nothing about a Heritage Certificate so we don’t if it was born that way. The seller is looking for $145,000 and that is ahead of both Hagerty and SCM. Make an offer. Click here for the eBay listing.