<B>1958 JAGUAR XK150 3.4 ROADSTER</b>

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Lot 106
1958 JAGUAR XK150 3.4 ROADSTER

Sold for US$ 159,500 inc. premium
1958 JAGUAR XK150 3.4 ROADSTER

Chassis no. S830365DN
Engine no. V3793-8

3,442cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
220bhp at 5,500rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Exquisitely restored example
*Multiple JCNA Award Winner
*Offered with books and tools
*Certified by Jaguar Heritage Trust


THE JAGUAR XK150

"The Jaguar XK150 is undeniably one of the world's fastest and safest cars. It is quiet and exceptionally refined mechanically, docile and comfortable... we do not know of any more outstanding example of value for money." - The Autocar

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-liter engine and 4-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 drop head coupe forms, the open roadster version not appearing until the following year. At 190bhp, the standard 3.4-liter engine's maximum power output was identical to that of the XK140, so performance was little changed. 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 for the XK150S.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This particular XK150 started its life on April 29, 1958. It was finished in black with a tan interior and was dispatched to Jaguar Cars of New York. It was purchased by its first owner, Mr. R.C. McQueen, in December of 1958. It is believed that the car passed from McQueen to a gentleman by the name of Forest W. Lynch before being purchased by Gerald R. Morrow of Columbus, OH.

At the time of Mr. Morrow's purchase, the car had been repainted red and, by all accounts, was in poor mechanical order. Although it was Mr. Morrow's intention to rebuild the engine, (he pulled it from the car), unfortunately he never got around to it and the car was laid up in a garage. In 1977, the car's current owner saw the back of the car protruding from the garage. The owner had vowed as a teenager that he would one day own a XK150 and, after seeing this Jag he inquired if the car was for sale. The initial response was 'no', however, after six months of persistence an agreement was made and the XK150 officially became the consignor's.

The present owner has kept the car for the last 23 years. Originally vowing to get it back on the road, the owner never could find the time, as the demands of work and family kept him occupied. That changed in the early 2000s when, after researching multiple shops, he decided to have the Ohio-based restorer Keith Collins of Auto Image in Coolville, OH start a no-expense-spared, total nut and bolt restoration. Fortunately none of the original components or trim pieces had gone astray.

Over the course of ten years, countless man hours were spent on the car. It was decided to finish the car in its original black, trim the car in grey leather with black weather equipment. The gauges were all done by Smith specialist Nisonger, and the brakes were refurbished by White Post Restorations. The chrome was re-plated to show standard. The engine and transmission were rebuilt, the twin carburetors were sent to SU specialist Joe Curto in New York, a set of Dayton wire wheels were obtained and the car was fitted with the original equipment white walls. Perfection was demanded and the results are commensurate.

The completed car was unveiled but not judged at the Ault Park Concours in 2014. It has since won three major JCNA Concours, the first in Columbus, OH, and then a Best of Show win at the JCNA 2014 Concours in Greenville, TN. The car racked up a another first place award in 2015 at the Cincinnati JCNA Concours, and secured a regional championship in 2015 with an average JCNA score of 99.43 points. In addition, every time the car was judged the owner would correct all judging deductions he received, and the result of this practice is truly breathtaking.

The car was recently inspected by a Bonhams representative and showed extremely well. On an enjoyable test drive, the car demonstrated superb road manners; the steering was tight and direct, braking was as expected from Dunlop discs, and the gearbox was quiet and shifted easily. Overall it is an exceptional example of Jaguar's iconic XK150 Roadster.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the brakes on this motorcar should be bled prior to any subsequent road use.
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<B>1958 JAGUAR XK150 3.4 ROADSTER</b>
<B>1958 JAGUAR XK150 3.4 ROADSTER</b>
<B>1958 JAGUAR XK150 3.4 ROADSTER</b>
<B>1958 JAGUAR XK150 3.4 ROADSTER</b>
<B>1958 JAGUAR XK150 3.4 ROADSTER</b>
<B>1958 JAGUAR XK150 3.4 ROADSTER</b>
<B>1958 JAGUAR XK150 3.4 ROADSTER</b>
<B>1958 JAGUAR XK150 3.4 ROADSTER</b>
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<B>1958 JAGUAR XK150 3.4 ROADSTER</b>
<B>1958 JAGUAR XK150 3.4 ROADSTER</b>
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