Custom Made 1955 Jaguar XK140 MC Royal

If you're a classic Jag lover, maybe this zany 1955 XK 140 MC Royal will tickle your fancy. Imported into the States when new, this XK was raced six times before its transformation into the funky custom seen here in the late 1950s.

The car's body was reshaped by Joe Wilhelm to include a chopped top, a one-piece windscreen, and a hand-crafted grille. Other unique features include frenched (or recessed) front lights and nerf bar bumpers. Don't worry, for reference we've provided some pictures of a regular XK so you can see all the differences.

The engine was rebuilt by a Paxton employee in order to experiment with supercharging applications; it made 312 horsepower when fresh, helping the car reach a sub-15-second quarter mile (allegedly).

With under 7,000 miles on the clock and a win at Pebble Beach way back when, this would be a great addition to any Jaguar or custom collection.

The body sure stands out (love the chopped top), but can't say the same for that awkward-looking nose. As for that color, well...that's up to you all.

By Phil Alex

Links: eBizautos (Custom) & Duponregistry (Original)

1955 Jaguar XK140 MC Royal


1956 Jaguar XK140 FCH