The rare special equipment 'MC' package was installed on this Jaguar before it left the factory. The 'M' includes a crankshaft damper, wire wheels, dual exhaust pipes, and twin fog lamps. The 'C' represents the high-compression C-type cylinder head that raised brake horsepower by 20, to 210 BHP. This roadster is capable of reaching 130 mph due to its rare factory-installed Laycock de Normanville overdrive which was featured in only approximately 550 of the 9,000 XK140 examples produced over the model's three-year lifespan.
This example has had only three owners since new. A full restoration was completed in early 2009 and since then, it has been successfully exhibited at two JCNA meets where it averaged a score of 99.8%, placing First in Class at the Dallas Jaguar Concours d'Elegance in September 2009 and winning Peoples' Choice at the San Antonio Jaguar Concours d'Elegance in October 2009. It won Best of Show at the Annual McPherson College car show held in McPherson, Kansas, in May 2009.
In 2010, this Jaguar Xk140 was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The car was estimated to sell for $100,000 - $130,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $104,500, inclusive of buyer's premium.