Lot 252 - 1959 12947 XK150 SE Coupé
|Estimate||£45,000 - £55,000|
The Jaguar XK150 was manufactured between 1957 and 1961 and despite 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 a leather trimmed unit. 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. 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 eye-catching Jaguar XK150 SE Coupé has benefitted from substantial time and financial investment recently. Purely for aesthetic reasons, the bumpers have been removed and the exhaust system modified to come out through the rear wings, resulting in a familiar 'throaty' note being emitted from the exhaust. Coupled with lowering the suspension, colour coded wire wheels, aluminium intakes and period painted number plate, this XK150 both looks and sounds fabulous. Fitted with a Borg Warner automatic gearbox, this lefthand drive Jaguar also benefits from having disc brakes all round. Supplied with a V5 registration document and the original bumpers, this 'sporty' example of an iconic sportscar offers the flexibility of safe, comfortable touring with something more exciting for the more enthusiastic driver.
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