Our customer [Scott] began this '56 XK140 roadster
project with only a frame and an engine. He asked us
to find and build a body for him.
With only 3281 left-hand drive XK140 roadsters leaving
the factory, this is a rare old car. Usable spare body
parts will be very tough to find and will make this
a challenging restoration.
This is an ongoing project and will be on documented
on this website over the next 6-8 months.
Pictured here is the rear clip we found in Michigan.
It had to be straightened and a panel welded into the
rear deck area where we cut out the damaged area. The
clip was then sandblasted. We bought a used boot lid
and fit it to the rear clip. Next, we located 1&1/2
rear fenders and a dog leg and fit them to the clip.
Metal patches on the fenders were welded in where needed
followed by a thorough sandblasting.
A special Thank You to Mike Muller in Austin Texas
for helping us locate some very difficult-to-find parts
for this car, including:
- rear clip,
- front clip,
- right door,
- rear skirts,
- and many other parts.