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Iím about to buy an abandoned 1956 XK140 SE FHC project. The last owner disassembled everything and never put it back together. Of course parts have gone missing over time. A lot of parts seem to be available in shops like SNG Barrat or Limora, which is nice. But I prefer originals over reproductions. Are there good sources for used parts that are worth being refurbished?

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I do Ebay, Craigslist, google British wrecking yards, watch anything to do with British cars. I picked up a set of original wire wheels for a 140 off craigslist for $15. Nothing wrong with them except age ( yellowed silver paint). Man had sold 140 and moved 400 miles away to be near family. upon getting home and opening boxes, found $600 in carb kits, rack and pinion bushings and mounts and assorted small stuff. Just bought an almost perfect wheel spat for my MK1 for $20. Go to swap meets and look, don't be disappointed if you don't find anything, but times I have found things. Keep eyes peeled for field cars, found two MK2s in a field for $125, parted and on shelf. What you have to do. Some replicated parts are excellent. I do weekend dives just to look for parked cars, my model or not will buy if price is right, as parts might be useable. I keep a 16' flat car hauler just for that reason.
 

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I'd do weekend drives as well if I lived in the states. Ain't working here in Switzerland, its forbidden to leave crap cars outside, and the nice cars are stored inside out of view.
But I found lots of good parts on Ebay. Pricing for 'buy it now' tends to be steep, they often do not sell. Well, this is a small market, but I also tend to think that prices are coming down (also for cars) and the vendors have yet to realize this.

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Prices on used parts is interesting. I went to one swap meet, saw some parts that were interesting, passed as they were not important. Went to another swap meet a couple weeks later, in another town, and saw the same parts but with a 25% increase in price. I asked why the increase, and was told the price of fuel went up.
 
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Production volumes of these cars were very small but a lot of the mechanical stuff is common with the Mark VII saloons. Stuff specific to the particular car is not commonplace and parts prices reflect rarity.
 
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i have tons of extra parts for xk 140 in original condition if you let me know what u are looking for i can send u some pics
however its all in canada so shipping may be difficult
 
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Originally Posted by cmayr99 View Post
i have tons of extra parts for xk 140 in original condition if you let me know what u are looking for i can send u some pics
however its all in canada so shipping may be difficult
Thanks for the offer. Luckily I was able to get in touch with the previous owner of my car and now a 510pound box is traveling to Europe as we speak. However I'm sure there's still stuff missing. I'll get in touch with you as soon as I know more

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