1960 Jaguar XK150 Coupé

 1960 Jaguar XK150 Coupé

1960 Jaguar XK150 Coupé

Registration UK taxes paid
Chassis Number S 836998 DN
Engine Number V 7642-8
Odometer reading 783 miles
Estimate No Reserve
  • Heritage Certificate confirming original colours and matching numbers
  • In excellent order throughout, much recent recommissioning works

The Jaguar XK150 was manufactured between 1957 and 1961 and 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 a leather trimmed unit. The standard engine, the same as fitted to the XK140, was the 3.4-litre DOHC Jaguar straight-six rated at 180bhp at 5750rpm. Either wire wheels or disc wheels could be specified and the suspension and chassis were very similar to that on the XK140. These were high-performance, well-appointed sports touring cars and could cope with long distances with alacrity.

This is a rather interesting example as it was originally shipped to Casablanca, Morocco. It must have been quite a sight on the roads there in 1960 and would have been one of very few XK150s over there at the time. The heritage certificate confirms that the car was built as a left hand drive coupé in black with a red interior, exactly as it is presented today. The engine number also matches the heritage certificate. Our vendor purchased the car from a friend who inherited the car around 10 years ago, but the car was stored in a barn in France and it wasn’t collected until 2023! The car was covered in dust but had clearly been stored in a nice dry environment. Once cleaned, it was clear that the quality of the paintwork and panel gaps were excellent and we are told it was in excellent structural condition too. It has been through some gentle recommissioning and now starts and runs beautifully. The car is presented in lovely condition, with room for some improvements to take it to the next level and is offered to auction without reserve. The car is supplied with a NOVA certificate, so all UK taxes have been paid, but it is not currently UK registered. Consigned by Fraser Smith

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