|Drop Head Coupe||Red|
|Right Hand Drive||Black|
|18 January 1957|
|1 January 1957||Zimbabwe|
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Record Creation: Entered on 24 March 2021.
Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"
This vehicle was the last XK 140 DHC RHD to be produced
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2005-12-10 08:23:39 | Urs Schmid writes:
80000 miles from new; car has been in Switzerland since 1990. Mk. IX discs at the front, fitted in the sixties; repainted and hood cloth renewed by present owner in 1991, otherwise absolutely original; ex Peter D. Preston, Benoni, Transvaal, Republic of South Africa.
2014-10-22 09:18:30 | Peter Ingram writes:
It should be said this important car is the last 140 Drophead with right hand drive built
2015-03-10 23:37:52 | pauls writes:
Car mentioned at:
Last RHD drop head coupe to be built. Delivered to an owner in Rhodesia through Sagers of Bulawayo. Later with Peter Preston of Benoni, South Africa. Noted in Switzerland from 1990. Fitted with a Laycock de Normanville overdrive.
2021-03-24 10:14:19 | pauls writes:
Car now offered at:
XK140 DHC 1957 RHD, 807480DN
Last built DHC right-hand drive before conversion to XK150.
We have known the car offered here since 1990, when the legendary Urs Schmid bought it in one stroke during the memorable JDCS trip to England, as he recognized the sensationally good substance with his eagle eye. After the successful return to Switzerland, the car came straight to us to upgrade it to Urs' originality. The "main problem" was that the car had been repainted in white. We were also allowed to remedy other small sins of the otherwise very original car, so that the car is now in a very original or true-to-original condition. It goes without saying that this car is a matching number. The seats and a large part of the rest of the interior are still completely original, only the carpets were made to measure by us. Early in its life, this car was converted to disc brakes at the front, technically supported by a separate servo.
The really special thing about this coveted classic, however, is that it is the very last right-hand drive XK140 DHC before the assembly line was switched to the successor model XK 150. This classic also has a rich history that has been extensively documented. During the restoration of the small inconsistencies in the bodywork, we came across flaming love letters that the previous owner had received from a nice lady from another continent. But more importantly, it was precisely this car that was Urs Schmid's favorite touring car. Urs and Pia had many wonderful trips with this loyal family member in Europe and there will hardly be a pass in the Maritime Alps that this XK has not already climbed.
We are selling this special car by order at a price of Fr. 148,000.—