1958 Jaguar XK150SE 3.4-Litre Coupé Project  Chassis no. S824582DN Engine no. V5032-8

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Lot 390
1958 Jaguar XK150SE 3.4-Litre Coupé Project
Registration no. 900 AOM Chassis no. S824582DN Engine no. V5032-8

£ 28,000 - 34,000
US$ 31,000 - 38,000
1958 Jaguar XK150SE 3.4-Litre Coupé Project
Registration no. 900 AOM
Chassis no. S824582DN
Engine no. V5032-8

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 XK140's divided screen. Cleverly, the new body used many XK120/140 pressings, the increased width being achieved by means of a 4"-wide central fillet. 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 coupé forms, the open roadster version not appearing until the following year. At 190bhp, the engine's maximum power output was identical to that of the XK140 so performance was little changed. 'Special Equipment' and 'S' versions came with 210 and 250bhp respectively. Overdrive and a Borg-Warner automatic gearbox were the transmission options, the latter becoming an increasingly popular choice, while a Thornton Powr-Lok limited-slip differential was available also. Steel wheels remained the standard fitting, though XK150s so equipped are a great rarity, as most were sold in SE (Special Equipment) specification with centre-lock wire wheels. The much-admired chromed Jaguar mascot was made available as an optional extra on an XK for the first time.

    A sought after 'Special Equipment' model, this example was fitted from new with the close-ratio overdrive gearbox and the limited-slip differential. Described by the vendor as a 'barn find', the car is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. The engine is said to be very good, the chassis solid and the transmission sound. '900 AOM' has been fitted with a stainless steel exhaust and four-pot front brake callipers, and comes with an assortment of spares including a new wiring loom. Accompanying paperwork consists of a heritage certificate and all registration documents including the original buff logbook.
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1958 Jaguar XK150SE 3.4-Litre Coupé Project  Chassis no. S824582DN Engine no. V5032-8
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