1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. SABTVRO3857192157 (S836774DN) Engine no. V7298-8
Lot 363
1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé
Registration no. 159 XUF Chassis no. SABTVRO3857192157 (S836774DN) Engine no. V7298-8
£38,000 - 45,000
US$ 59,000 - 70,000
amended

Lot Details
1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. SABTVRO3857192157 (S836774DN) Engine no. V7298-8 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. SABTVRO3857192157 (S836774DN) Engine no. V7298-8 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. SABTVRO3857192157 (S836774DN) Engine no. V7298-8 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. SABTVRO3857192157 (S836774DN) Engine no. V7298-8 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. SABTVRO3857192157 (S836774DN) Engine no. V7298-8 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. SABTVRO3857192157 (S836774DN) Engine no. V7298-8 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. SABTVRO3857192157 (S836774DN) Engine no. V7298-8 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé  Chassis no. SABTVRO3857192157 (S836774DN) Engine no. V7298-8
1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé
Registration no. 159 XUF
Chassis no. SABTVRO3857192157 (S836774DN)
Engine no. V7298-8

Footnotes

  • What would turn out to be the final glorious incarnation of Jaguar's fabulous 'XK' series of sports cars arrived in 1957. As its nomenclature suggests, the XK150 was a progressive development of the XK120 and XK140, retaining the same basic chassis, 3.4-litre engine and four-speed Moss transmission of its predecessors while benefiting from a new, wider body that provided increased interior space and improved visibility courtesy of a single-piece wrap-around windscreen, replacing the divided screen. A higher front wing line and broader radiator grille were other obvious differences, but the new model's main talking point was its Dunlop disc brakes. Fade following repeated stops from high speed had been a problem of the earlier, drum-braked cars, but now the XK had stopping power to match its prodigious straight-line speed.

    Introduced in the spring of 1957, the XK150 was available at first only in fixed and drophead, '2+2' coupé forms, the open two-seater version not appearing until the following year. Disc brakes apart, the chassis remained much as before, as did the 3.4-litre, XK, six-cylinder engine that produced 190bhp as 'standard' or 210bhp in 'Special Equipment' form when fitted with the 'B'-type cylinder head. The four-speed Moss gearbox continued, while overdrive and automatic transmission were options.

    Originally a left-hand drive fixed-head coupé, this XK150 was rebuilt to a very high standard by a father-and-son team during the period 2000-2005, including a full engine rebuild, interior re-trim, new hood and lining, and new MWS wire wheels. It is understood that the conversion from left- to right-hand drive and from fixed to drophead coupé configuration was undertaken at this time. As is sometimes the case with converted vehicles, the XK was given a new chassis number by the DVLA (see above) the original having been 'S836774DN'. Only 343 miles had been covered post restoration when the car was offered for sale at Bonhams' Olympia auction in December 2009 (Lot 563) where it was purchased by the current vendor. Since acquisition '159 XUF' has been well maintained and seen only light use, being stored as part of the owner's private collection.

    The XK has recently been serviced & small items addressed, re-aligning door shut lines, hood alignment & trim items. Finished in Burgundy with cream leather interior, the car presents very well & affords a highly cost effective route to open XK150 motoring. Offered with Swansea V5 registration document & sundry paperwork.

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