Jaguar XK140

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The Jaguar XK140 manufacture between 1954 and 1957 as the successor to the XK120, which was made between 1948 and 1954 as Jaguar's first sports car since production of the SS 100 ceased in 1940.

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Introduced in 1954, the model went on sale to the market in 1955. The car was a more comfortable drive for taller drivers as the engine, firewall and dash were moved forward for 3 inches.

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In 1956 the XK140 became the first Jaguar sports car to be offered with automatic transmission. During the 1950s, the car topped many sports car publications i fastest cars rankings at the time.

Jaguar E-Type

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The Jaguar E-Type was made between 1961 to 1975, its exquisite looks and 150 mph top speed made the car like nothing else on the market at the time. It is undoubtedly part of the car Hall of Fame, consistently topping worldwide most beautiful car lists.

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The E-Type was design was based on the Jaguar D-Type racing car, a world-class design that had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for three consecutive years between 1955 to 1957.

Cars from Series 1 of the model are the most valuable. These models were made between 1960 to 1964, and featured a 3.8-litre engines and non-synchromesh transmissions. The other cars from Series 1 were made between 1965-1967.

This example on sale at Antebellum is from Series 3 of the E-Type, which was first brought to the market in 1971. The car had a new 5.3 L twelve cylinder Jaguar V12 engine, uprated brakes and standard power steering. This new V12 engine had originally been developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It is believed that just over 15 000 of the Series 3 rolled off the production line.

Artebellum's automobiles sale on 14th June will also feature models by Ferrari, Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Austin Healey, and BMW. Check out Artebellum's full catalogue here.