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Lot 163: Jaguar XK150

Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2012)

Although bearing a family resemblance to the XK120 and XK140, the XK150 was radically revised. A one-piece windscreen replaced the split screen, and the wing line no longer dropped so deeply at the doors. The widened bonnet opened down to the wings, and on the Roadster the bulkhead was moved back 4 inches to make the bonnet longer. The XK140's walnut dashboard was replaced by one trimmed in leather. On the early Drophead Coupés, the aluminium centre dash panel, which was discontinued after June 1958, had an X pattern engraving similar to the early 3.8 E-type. Thinner doors gave more interior space. On the front parking lights, which were located atop the wings, a little red light reminded the driver the lights were on. The standard engine, the same as fitted to the XK140, was the 3.4 litre DOHC Jaguar straight-6 rated at 180 SAE bhp at 5750 rpm but most cars were fitted with the SE engine whose modified cylinder head and larger exhaust valves boosted the power to 210 SAE bhp at 5500 rpm. This delightful XK150 was subject to much work in the late 80's. Photographs in the cars file depict an indepth restoration. It was at this time that the Coupe bodywork was modified to a drop head body style and finished in red with a matching tan interior. The quality of the work carried out was clearly very high, 835 UMC is described by the vendor to be bodily, still in good condition. Offered with a history file containing a variety of bills and receipts, copy original buff log book , old MoT's and various photos, 835 UMC offers the opportunity of open top XK motoring at a fraction of the cost of an original drop head coupe.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number163
Estimate£35000-£45000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1959
Condition rating3
Registration number835 UMC
Mileage-
Chassis number824695D
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2