Lot 216 - 1959 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupé

Lot 216 - 1959 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupé

Lot 216 - 1959 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupé

Lot Number 216
Registration 530 KPK
Chassis Number S827376DN
Engine Number tbc
Result Sold
  • Only 662 right hand drive examples produced
  • Subject to a no expense spared rotisserie restoration
  • Upgraded with a 3.8 litre engine
  • Fitted with overdrive

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 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 but most cars were fitted with the SE engine that had a modified cylinder head with larger exhaust valves rated at 210bhp at 5500rpm. 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 alacrity.

This lovely, original right hand drive drophead coupé XK150 is fitted with a overdrive and was registered new on 17th July 1959 and has had just three private owners since. Supplied new to Coombs of Guildford, this Jaguar remained with its first owner until it was acquired by a Mr. Donald Marshall of Sunbury-on-Thames in 1964. Mr. Marshall was a qualified engineer and Jaguar enthusiast and during his near 60-year ownership he looked after the car where necessary. During his tenure he upgraded the engine to a 3.8 litre unit making it a much more usable example. Acquired some three years ago by our vendor, this XK150 was treated to much maintenance work including a no expense spared body off, rotisserie restoration and as such presents in wonderful condition throughout. Other notable works include a new clutch, new brakes, new hood, a new alloy petrol tank, and new wheels and tyres. This Jaguar XK150 has had a huge amount of money spent on it. It now represents a true driver's car and is ready for its next owner and further use, such as the great range of national or international rallies currently on offer; something it has been perfectly designed for.

Guide price £70,000-£80,000

Interested parties should note that this example is fitted with an upgraded 3.8 litre E-Type cylinder head along with its original overdrive gearbox.


 

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