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Record Creation: Entered on 14 April 2006.

Database Updates: Show dataplate edits

 

Heritage Notes

First owner J.K. Foy. First registered YPH 783.

Owner: John

Live in Wellington New Zealand. Interests are old Jags and old aircraft so I'm a lost cause!

(email)

Updated October 18th, 2006. Not legal proof of ownership.

Photos of 807003

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Exterior Photos (16)

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Uploaded March 2007:

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Detail Photos: Interior (2)

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Detail Photos: Engine (2)

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2006-04-14 01:29:26 | John writes:

Car is currently in Australia but I have just purchased it and will be having it shipped to New Zealand as soon as it can be arranged. I will load more information and photo's as soon as I can.

2006-04-14 06:26:09 | Peter Ingram writes:

John did you acquire this from Roger Dillon Hensby.
What is your surname
Is this the original engine or a misread I think it should be G 1623-8

2006-04-18 05:53:56 | John McMullan writes:

The following information was kindly provided to me by John Elmgreen.
807003: Chassis completed on 5 October 1954 and despatched 7 December
1954 to Henlys, London. Sold on 17 December 1955 [sic] to J.K. Foy,
Hale and Sons, Plantation House, London, EC3, through Coombs & Sons of
Guildford. The delay in sale is not explained - was the car a demostrator? Later owners included John Hedges and Robert Lovell.
Roger Dillon-Hensby purchased it in 1969 in the UK, and took part in
July 1970 in the parade at Brands Hatch to commemorate the 21st
anniversary of the introduction of the XK120. In September 1974, he
brought the car out to Australia in restored condition. Advertised for
sale in August 1984 and appears to have been offered at auction in the
1980s in Sydney but unsold.

2007-03-27 00:33:56 | Lofty writes:

Car arrived via sea from Adelaide today. Australia minus one XK 140, New Zealand plus one XK 140. Currently visible from my office window, in Customs compound, so I have not quite got my sticky fingers on it yet!

2008-11-27 23:13:16 | Kiwi John writes:

Have uploaded copy of Heritage Certificate and also photos of what I believe to be official Jaguar Publicity Dept photos of 003. These are from pages 82 and 83 of The Jaguar Tradition by Michael Frostick. The 140 in these photos appears to be the same colours as 003 but most importantly has no centre hood catch just as 003 does, or dosn't as the case may be!

2009-04-04 15:41:00 | Anonymous writes:

Member of Facebook Jaguar XK Owners Group www.facebook.com/group.php

2009-10-13 04:32:11 | Peter Ingram writes:

I believe this was also RH 140 perhaps when with Roger Hensby

2017-06-28 07:12:43 | Jeremy B writes:

Lovely car, but I think the rad should be the earlier type. (Hardly much to worry about, but the rest is so good.)

2017-06-29 18:57:29 | Dave Peters writes:

Greetings, I knew Roger Dillon-Hensby in the early 1970's prior to his emigration to Australia. We were Area 9 of the Jaguar Drivers' Club and we all used to meet at The Smugglers Haunt on the Ringwood Road at Tricketts Cross at Ferndown north of Bournemouth once a month. I had purchased a very rough XK120 OTS for restoration and used my fathers 420 jag to do the monthly pub visit.
I remember this XK140 quite well. I think I recall it was dropped on the dockyard deck upon arrival and sustained minor damage which must have been a tad annoying.
I did restore my XK120 and more importantly, Still have the car.
DP.

2018-10-27 00:02:17 | terry mcgrath writes:

john,

can you advise what the door skins on your car are made of, ie the actual side of the car with the paint on not internal components

regards terry

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