The XK 140 is the successor model to the XK 120.

Following comments and suggestions from customers, distributors, dealers, magazines, etc., the XK 120 has been modernized and improved.

The 3 body types of these XK 140, the roadster, the coupé and the convertible were unveiled to the general public in the same year, in 1954, the year of manufacture.

The XK 140 roadster fully inherits what makes the XK 120 roadster unique and the two cars are much closer to each other than are the coupés and convertibles in the 120 and 140 ranges.