Lot 166 - 1958 Jaguar XK150 Roadster (3.4 litre)
|Odometer reading||42,171 miles|
|Estimate||£58,000 - £68,000|
|Result||Sold - £61,600|
- Matching numbers example
- A number of upgrades
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 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 E-Type. It was discontinued after June 1958. The standard engine, the same as fitted to the XK140, was the 3.4 litre DOHC Jaguar straight-six rated at 180bhp at 5750rpm. These were high performance, well-appointed sports touring cars capable of 137mph and 0-60 in 7.8 seconds and could accomplish long distances with comfort and in great style.
This left hand drive Jaguar XK150 roadster was supplied through Jaguar Cars, New York on the 4th July 1958 to a Mr Howard Campbell. Imported to the UK at the beginning of 2014 from California in the current cream paintwork with racing strips, it was purchased by the current owner in June 2015. While in his ownership he has gone through the car and made a number of improvements including having it retrimmed in red leather, new roof, replacing the gearbox and overdrive for a five-speed unit (the original matching numbers gearbox is supplied with the car), triple Weber carburettor conversion, Coopercraft style brakes, a new stainless steel exhaust system, new fuel pumps, a new speedometer reset with the mileage of the old speedo and a new petrol tank. This XK150 OTS comes with the personal number plate 3 MUY and is supplied with a V5C registration document, a Heritage certificate, the original handbook, a sales brochure, and a file containing a few UK invoices. This is an XK 150 for the driving enthusiast, to use and enjoy on the many pleasurable roads around the UK and Europe.
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