Lot 153 - 1959 Jaguar XK150S Fixedhead Coupé
|Odometer reading||24,786 miles|
|Estimate||£44,000 - £50,000|
|Result||Sold - £54,320|
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, whilst thinner doors gave more interior space. The four-wheel Dunlop 12" disc brakes appeared for the first time although it was theoretically possible to order a car with drums and either wire wheels or disc wheels could 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 rare righthand drive XK150S Coupé is fitted with the 3.4 litre engine and overdrive gearbox. This two-owner car from new was purchased by the vendor in 1965. Fully maintained and serviced by the vendor in his own workshop, this XK150S is in excellent mechanical condition; it starts easily and runs very well. The car has been re-painted while in his ownership and is finished in British Racing Green with the original brown leather interior. This Jaguar XK150S is supplied with a V5C registration document, an old V5 document, the buff log book and MoT test certificates going back to 2003 which show how little mileage this car has covered in the last twelve years. Righthand drive XK Jaguars from this period are very sought after and collectable - particularly the rare 150S model -and it is even rarer to find an unrestored example in such good condition.
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