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Lot 158: Jaguar XK150S Fixedhead Coupe

HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS, Coys (29 June 2013)

The XK150 was the final expression of the XK range. Announced in May 1957, it boasted a number of significant changes over the outgoing XK140 model. The most noteworthy improvement was the adoption of disc brakes: Jaguar had been amongst the first to experiment with these in association with Dunlop in 1951. A prime example of the sales maxim 'racing improves the breed'. Another very welcome advance was the optional Laycock overdrive unit, which endowed the car with tremendous, long-legged cruising ability. The Autocar in February 1958 described the XK150 as being 'worth every penny'. The car offered for sale is an example of the desirable S-type version which, with the help of a modified cylinder head and triple 2-inch SU carburettors, produces 250bhp against the standard model's 190bhp. Manufactured in 1960 this stunning original 'S' is finished is resplendent in the beautiful colour combination of Navy with a contrasting light grey interior. Purchased by the current owner some 23 years ago and with only 2 previous owners, this 65,000 mile example has been garaged and carefully maintained throughout and is described as being in excellent, yet un-restored condition. With a V5 document and MoT certificate valid until May 2014 and a recent service undertaken, this represents a highly original example of this rare S-spec Jaguar. The classic Jaguar XK series is quite rightly regarded as one of the most rewarding and characterful classics to own, and the 150S, perhaps the most civilized and rewarding model for both driver and passenger alike.

Lot Details
Auction HISTORIC COLLECTORS MOTORCARS
Coys, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number158
Estimate£50000-£60000
Outcome NOT SOLD
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Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1960
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Registration number8835 PX
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Chassis numberT825224DN
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