1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN
Lot 16
1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé
Sold for £ 113,500 (US$ 157,431) inc. premium

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1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN 1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. T825029DN
1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupé
Registration no. 463 NCG
Chassis no. T825029DN
*One of only 86 right-hand drive examples
*First owned by Brian Corser
*Three owners from new
*Believed genuine circa 24,000 miles from new
*Recently re-commissioned by Twyford Moors

Footnotes

  • A progressive development of the sensational XK120 and XK140, the XK150 retained the same basic chassis, 3.4-litre engine and four-speed Moss transmission of its predecessors but benefited from an entirely new body providing increased interior space and improved visibility courtesy of a single-piece wrap-around windscreen. 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; at last 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 coupe forms, the open 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 automatic transmission were options.

    This overdrive-equipped example of one of the rarest and most sought-after of XK150 variants was ordered directly from Jaguar Cars by the celebrated Jaguar collector Brian Corser in September 1959. Brian Corser was the founder of the Seven Valley Motor Club, hence its original 'SVM 779' registration number, which was used on all his XKs. His Jaguars were on public display and included a D-Type, an XK SS, and a lightweight E-Type to name but a few.

    This car is featured in various XK publications, and there is a photograph of it under important Jaguar car owners in the book 'Jaguar XK in Detail' by Anders Ditlev Clausager. The XK is depicted with its original steel wheels and special discs. Finished in correct British Racing Green with a remarkable, 'time warp', original red leather interior, the car has just undergone extensive mechanical re-commissioning in the XK Workshops at Twyford Moors. This re-commissioning included new hubs, brakes, batteries, radial tyres, clutch, a stainless steel exhaust and further works, and the car now performs very well.

    This model is one of the rarest of all XKs with only 86 right-hand drive cars produced. It has had only three registered owners from new, with the last being the custodian for some 52 years. He has confirmed that, as far as he is aware, the exceptionally low mileage of some 24,000 is correct. This is an opportunity to enjoy an exceptionally original XK150 'as is' or to further enhance as required. The original radio and all original wheels and parts accompany the car together with a current V5C document and a Heritage Certificate.
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