Barn discovery, 34,000 miles from new,1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Liter Roadster  Chassis no. S830228 Engine no. V3542-8

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 714
Barn discovery, 34,000 miles from new, 1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Liter Roadster
Chassis no. S830228 Engine no. V3542-8

Sold for US$ 50,310 inc. premium
Barn discovery, 34,000 miles from new
1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Liter Roadster
Chassis no. S830228
Engine no. V3542-8
The XK 150 is the ultimate expression of Jaguar's XK series. Introduced in 1957, it continued until superseded by the E-type in 1961 with some 9,382 examples being built of which only 2,172 were lefthand drive "open two seater" models.

Increasingly "civilized" with creature comforts, the cat's claws were still evident in the increasingly powerful dual overhead camshaft six-cylinder Jag engine. The roadster version is the rarest XK 150 model, now with rollup windows and thorough weather protection to make it the ideal vehicle for a day's enjoyment or a long trip through variable weather but still retaining the traditional roadster's window sill dip and top that was fully enclosed when retracted for an especially attractive profile.

Revisions to the bodywork retained the traditional XK look but made a number of changes, primarily to add interior room for the driver and passenger. The revised fender line made room for a wider cowl and windshield and fed into thinner doors that much improved comfort. Jaguar adopted the disc brakes which had so dramatically demonstrated their effectiveness in the C-types at Le Mans, improving not only braking performance but also the XK 150's marketing.

It is an appealing, comfortable, high performance car that retained the XK's predictable live rear axle handling in Sir William Lyons' classic "leaping cat" coachwork.

A striking black XK 150 Roadster, trimmed in red leather, was delivered through Jaguar Cars New York to Mr. William Mik of Columbus Ohio in the summer of 1958. Over the next fifty plus years, the XK remained in the Columbus vicinity, owned by two gentlemen and covering a mere 34,000 miles.

Today the 150 is remarkably intact, having been painted and trimmed years ago. The matching number engine appears untouched and runs strong with good oil pressure. This represents a rare opportunity to acquire an iconic classic in a most sought after, original, color way.

A Jaguar Heritage Certificate accompanies the car.
Contacts
Barn discovery, 34,000 miles from new,1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Liter Roadster  Chassis no. S830228 Engine no. V3542-8
Barn discovery, 34,000 miles from new,1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Liter Roadster  Chassis no. S830228 Engine no. V3542-8
Barn discovery, 34,000 miles from new,1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Liter Roadster  Chassis no. S830228 Engine no. V3542-8
Barn discovery, 34,000 miles from new,1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Liter Roadster  Chassis no. S830228 Engine no. V3542-8
Barn discovery, 34,000 miles from new,1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Liter Roadster  Chassis no. S830228 Engine no. V3542-8
Barn discovery, 34,000 miles from new,1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Liter Roadster  Chassis no. S830228 Engine no. V3542-8
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

Like the vast majority of auctioneers Bonhams charge what is known as a Buyer's Premium. Buyer's Premium on all Automobilia lots will adhere to Bonhams group policy:

25% up to £50,000 of hammer price,
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 of hammer price,
and 12% on the balance thereafter. This applies to each lot purchased and is subject to VAT.

For Motor Cars and Motorcycles a 15% Buyer's Premium is payable on the first £50,000 of the final Hammer Price of each Lot, and 12% on any amount by which the Hammer Price exceeds £50,000. VAT at the standard rate is payable on the Premium by all Buyers, unless otherwise stated.

Some lots may be subject to VAT on the Hammer Price. These lots will be clearly marked with the relevant symbol printed beside the lot number in the catalog.

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card for returning clients only. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
Exempt from tax

Zero rated for tax, no tax will be added to the Hammer Price or the Buyer's Premium.

App