1959 Jaguar XK150S
Lot 585
1959 Jaguar XK150S 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé Chassis no. T827334DN Engine no. VS1947-9
Sold for £70,940 (US$ 119,237) inc. premium
Lot Details
1959 Jaguar XK150S 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé
Registration no. YOE 890
Chassis no. T827334DN
Engine no. VS1947-9


  • This overdrive-equipped example of one of the most sought-after of all the XK150 variants was purchased by the current vendor from Porters of Kensington in May 1985 (purchase invoice and Sunday Times advertisement on file). Its accompanying Jaguar Heritage Certificate records that the car was originally supplied as a demonstrator to Birmingham dealership P J Evans on 20th April 1959 while the Swansea V5C registration document records Richard Percival Howard (the first private owner) acquiring it on 1st May of that year.
    Shortly after acquiring the 'XK' the vendor entrusted it to specialist restorers V & R Autos of St Johns Wood, London for what turned out to be a two-year major coachwork restoration including a colour change from original Sherwood Green to Old English White and re-trim in red leather (see detailed photographic record and invoices on file). From then on the car has been used sparingly, including one or two continental tours.
    When purchased from Porters, 'YOE 890' came with a profusion of maintenance invoices and the current owner has continued to have the Jaguar maintained in top mechanical condition as evidenced by numerous accompanying bills. Also on file is an almost complete run of expired MoT certificates (22 in number) dating from January 1985 to November 2010, from which it may be deduced that the speedometer was changed in the late 1990s. It is estimated that the vendor has driven the car around 20-22,000 miles since acquiring it some 27 years ago.
    Whilst naturally it has mellowed a little over the years, 'YOE 890' remains in generally very good condition with no evidence of corrosion. All chromework is good, as is the interior trim, while the paintwork retains a pleasing lustre. The car is offered with the aforementioned documentation, current road fund licence and MoT to November 2013.

Saleroom notices

  • This vehicle was already re-trimmed in red and had been re-finished in black prior to the body restoration and colour change carried out by V & R Autos to Old English White.
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