1955 Jaguar XK140 OTS RHD
Built on 23rd April 1955
Chassis Number: 800030
Engine Block Number: G 2417-8 (Matching).
Presenting a rare Jaguar being number 30 of only 73 RHD OTS’s built. It is arguably the only OTS with both international and UK competition history. This example is one of the finest performing XK's you can experience.
Exported to Hong Kong and then converted by Gillmans, the Jaguar Agent, to full C Type spec (210 bhp from the original 190 bhp) in order for the then owner, Mr. CF Pope to compete in the 1958 Macau Grand Prix. A known entrant through the 1980’s at Macau where it was a consistent winner. Amusingly it was sponsored by Red Bull - then an unknown Thai Energy drink - so perhaps the first car to be raced under the now infamous brand.
Repatriated by Twyford Moors in 2003, restored and tastefully modified for competition by Rectory Classics. The engine was balanced and upgraded to produce circa 250 bhp with triple Webbers, forged racing pistons, Rob Berre head, high lift cams, large bore stainless steal exhaust system, suspension tweeks and disc brakes.
Last time out at Goodwood it pulled 130 mph down the straight and was still accelerating. The engine is completely docile under normal driving conditions and has brilliant road holding. It will happily cruise at 120 mph showing 4000 rpm.
3.4 litre engine (250 bhp)
Original right hand drive car
Straight port cylinder head (Rob Berra Head)
Triple Weber carburettors
Five speed gearbox
Stainless steel exhaust manifold and system
Tilton Pedal box conversion
Electric cooling fan
Front disc brakes
Uprated shock absorbers
Hydraulic power steering
Full harness and fitted seat belts
Fire extinguisher systems
Bespoke side screens