Lot 367 - 1958 Jaguar XK150 SE Fixedhead Coupé
|Odometer reading||59,400 miles|
|Estimate||£46,000 - £53,000|
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 a leather trimmed unit. On the early examples an aluminium centre dash panel with an X pattern engraving was fitted which looked similar to the early 3.8 litre 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 carburettors were fitted. 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 steel wheels could be specified and the suspension and chassis were very similar to that on the XK140.
This lefthand drive fixedhead coupé XK150 SE was originally supplied to Mr. R. J. Wilson of Hamilton, Ontario. A restoration project has been carried out in recent years and the car presents in exceedingly good order throughout. The maroon coachwork is complemented by tan leather trim and beige carpets. Power from the 3400cc engine is delivered via a manual gearbox and overdrive unit, resulting in this well appointed car being a delight to drive and coping with long distances with alacrity. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a Jaguar Heritage certificate, this Jaguar XK150 represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a sound example of a highly collectable Jaguar.
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