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Lot 242: 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 S Fixedhead Coupe

Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars, Coys (30 April 2006)

Though the XK series was in production for eleven years and in a number of widely differing variants, it has been generally accepted as the definitive British sports car of its era. Each variant, from the original 120 roadster onwards has its proponents, but few would argue that the most refined, the most effortlessly smooth and potent of the line was the final flowering, the last of the 150 'S' Type chassis. The triple-carburettor version of the great 3.8 XK overhead cam engine was really a test-bed version of the engine which would make the forthcoming E-type an icon of the 1960s in the same way that the XK had been in the 1950s. Only in production for less than two years, so that very few were built, the right-hand drive versions of the XK150 'S' have been sought-after and cherished ever since. Among the rarest versions of all is the right-hand drive chassis, since most went for export, and fewer than fifty were ever made of this superb fixed-head coupe with the mighty 3.8 'S' -Type powerplant. This example reflects very careful ownership throughout its life (including a long sojourn in the hands of celebrated connoisseur Terry Cohn), since it still retains its original red leather interior, still in delightful condition, and is now seen in a very elegant shade of Georgian Silver having been changed from the original red early in the car's life. Importantly the car includes among its documentation a Jaguar Heritage Certificate authenticating every significant aspect of the car's identity. A genuinely rare opportunity to acquire a very, correct, authentic example of one of the greatest sports grand tourers of its era

Lot Details
Auction Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars
Coys, Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit
TypeCar
Lot Number242
Estimate£35000-£40000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1960
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Registration numberYYU 484
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Chassis numberT825151 DN
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