1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN

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Lot 122
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project
Registration no. NRN 6 Chassis no. T827488DN

£ 10,000 - 15,000
US$ 14,000 - 21,000
To be sold without reserve
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project
Registration no. NRN 6
Chassis no. T827488DN
Odometer reading: N/A
MOT Expiry: N/A

*Incredible XK150 project car
*Single ownership since 1969
*Extensive history


Launched in 1957, the Jaguar XK150 was the third and final iteration of the XK series, following on from the XK120 and XK140. Available as both a fixed-head coupe or a drophead coupe, the XK150 featured updated styling and various mechanical improvements, including four-wheel disc brakes. The car was originally launched with a 210bhp 3.4-litre straight-six, however in 1959 Jaguar introduced the more powerful 3.8-litre engine that produced an output of 220bhp in standard format, and 265bhp in the S. In Drophead S configuration, the car had a 0-60 time of 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 133mph – incredible statistics even by today's standards.

Supplied new by Ashton Preston Garages Ltd to the Preston Mattress Company Ltd, this 1935 Jaguar XK150S 3.8 S Drophead Coupé presents itself as a rare opportunity. First registered on 1 January 1960, the car has a limited history file and went through two owners before being purchased by the deceased vendor in 1969. The history includes a V5C, buff logbook and a quantity of expired MOTs.

Sadly the car has seen much better days, and was spun off the road on a wet day in September 1996. The vendor, who was driving the car, unfortunately lost control and ended up crashing head on into a tree. He remarkably walked away, however the car has remained garage-stored ever since. Considering the date of the crash and being kept in dry storage, the car is still in a salvageable condition, and offers enormous potential as a rewarding project car. An opportunity not to be missed.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 30/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 5/25
    Body Work: 1
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 1
    Glass: 1
    Paint: 1
    Wheels/Tyres: 1

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 10/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 2
    Seats: 3
    Trim: 2

    ENGINE TOTAL: 6/20
    Mechanical components: 3
    Running: 1
    Starting: 1
    Under Bonnet: 1

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 4/20
    Axles: 1
    Brakes: 1
    Gearbox/Clutch: 1
    Suspension: 1

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 2/10
    Ancillary components: 1
    Main components: 1

    Car History File: 3
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1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8-Litre Drophead Project  Chassis no. T827488DN
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