Lot 231 - 1959 Jaguar XK150 Roadster (3.4 litre)

Lot 231 - 1959 Jaguar XK150 Roadster (3.4 litre)

Lot 231 - 1959 Jaguar XK150 Roadster (3.4 litre)

Lot Number 231
Registration 928 UYY
Chassis Number S830464
Engine Number V3917-8
Odometer reading 171 miles
Estimate £63,000 - £73,000
Result Sold - £72,000
  • Offered in Special Equipment specification
  • Restored to a very high standard costing over £50,000
  • Sizeable history file

Spring of 1957 would turn out to be the final glorious incarnation of Jaguar’s fabulous ‘XK’ series of sports cars. The XK150, lightly re styled with its newly fitted Dunlop disc brakes and other minor upgrades. First available only in fixed head and drophead coupé forms, the newcomer retained the same basic chassis, 3.4-litre engine and four-speed Moss transmission of its predecessors but was improved with a restyled, roomier body with a higher front wing line, single-piece wrap-around windscreen, and broader radiator grille. A wider body would also facilitate a single-piece wrap-around windscreen replacing the divided screen.

This very well presented example is one of the best we have seen and was delivered new to Jaguar Cars New York in May 1958. More recently been repatriated to the UK where a comprehensive restoration was undertaken. The matching numbers engine was rebuilt and the brightwork has been re-chromed along with a new set of wire wheels. The interior too has been retrimmed to a very high standard in blue, and the body was treated to a bare metal respray in a fabulous shade of ivory. In superb order this XK150 is ready for a new custodian and is offered with many invoices detailing the restoration, which totalled over £50,000, the UK registration document, and the Jaguar Heritage Certificate. This superb example is one of the best we have seen and is ready to be used and enjoyed by a new custodian.

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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