Lot 365 - 1957 Jaguar XK150 Fixedhead Coupé

Lot 365 - 1957 Jaguar XK150 Fixedhead Coupé

Lot 365 - 1957 Jaguar XK150 Fixedhead Coupé

Lot Number 365
Registration VOW670
Chassis Number S824367DN
Engine Number V3559-8
Odometer reading 99,379 miles
Estimate £19,000 - £26,000
Result Sold - £22,696

Although having a family resemblance to the XK120 and XK140, the XK150 was radically modernized. A one piece windscreen replaced the split screen, and the wing line no longer dropped as much over the doors. The bonnet was widened, opened down to the wings, and on the roadster the bulkhead was moved back four inches to make the bonnet longer. In the interior, the XK140's walnut dashboard was replaced by a leather trimmed unit.  On the early drophead coupés, an aluminum centre dash panel with an 'X' pattern engraving was fitted which looked similar to the early 3.8 E-type. It was discontinued after June 1958 and thinner doors gave more interior space. The standard engine, the same as fitted to the XK140, was the 3.4 litre DOHC Jaguar straight six rated at 180bhp at 5750rpm but most cars were fitted with the SE engine that had a modified cylinder head with larger exhaust valves rated at 210bhp at 5500rpm. Twin 1.75-inch SU HD6 carburetors were fitted. Four-wheel Dunlop 12 "" disc brakes appeared for the first time although it was theoretically possible to order a car with drums. Either wire wheels or disc wheels could be specified and the suspension and chassis were very similar to that on the XK140. These were high performance, well appointed sports touring cars and could cope with long distances with alacrity.

This original, number matching, three owner from new, righthand drive Jaguar XK150SE fixedhead coupé is fitted with wire wheels and overdrive and is finished with the original paintwork of dark blue with the original matching light blue leather interior. Purchased by the vendor over twenty years ago with a view to carrying out a cosmetic restoration and add the Jaguar to his collection of classic cars, it was parked in his dry storage barn and has been there until very recently, when it was taken to a Jaguar and historic racing car specialist, K & N Classic Cars of Chichester, who checked the car throughout, made sure that the engine is running perfectly and obtained a new MoT test certificate. The car is supplied with a V5 registration document and some history. A fantastic opportunity to acquire a very usable classic Jaguar which just requires cosmetic restoration.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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