Lot 323 - 1959 Jaguar XK150S Coupé
|Odometer reading||10,782 miles|
|Estimate||£45,000 - £50,000|
|Result||Sold - £48,160|
* Please note, the Registration number shown in the photos is NOT sold with the vehicle *
Although having a family resemblance to the XK120 and XK140, the XK150 was radically modernised. 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 one trimmed in leather and chrome. On the early drophead coupés, an aluminium centre dash panel with an 'X' pattern engraving was fitted which looked similar to the early 3.8 litre E-Type. Thinner doors gave more interior space. The four-wheel Dunlop 12 inch 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 also be specified. Suspension and chassis were very similar to that on the XK140. These were high performance, well appointed sports touring cars capable of 137mph and 0-60 in 7.8 seconds and accomplished long distances with alacrity.
This genuine XK150S was dispatched from Jaguar Cars on 11th June 1959 as confirmed by the Heritage Certificate and was registered to J. Beet Ltd. in Sheffield. In December 1966, it was exported to Sweden where it spent the next 23 years of its life and was eventually repatriated into the UK in 1989 by a Mr. M. Hallowes of Loxwood in West Sussex. Restoration work was carried out on her in 1970 by the Swedish owners and again in 2002 by Jaguar dealers, Holland Brothers in Lincolnshire. The result of this substantial investment is a superb XK150S with manual transmission and overdrive. Finished in blue with contrasting red leather trim and supplied with a V5 registration document, a full year's MoT test certificate and a comprehensive history file. This immaculate example could easily prove to be a shrewd investment.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.