Lot 237: Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe
Generally rated as being the most outstanding of the many British sportscars of the immediate post-war era were the trio of XK Jaguars from the William Lyons stable, each one a milestone motor car. The XK140 replacing 150 was equally well received as the two previous XK models when it started coming off the Coventry production line in 1957. Although instantly recognisable as a direct descendant of the XK120, the 150 appeared to be very much wider and roomier than previous XK models and was certainly far more refined to drive and comfortable on the road.
The most significant changes to the factory specification on a 150 were the brakes with Jaguar Le Mans developed Dunlop discs fitted all round and the previously special order SE version of the 3442cc six, producing 210bhp, becoming the standard-fit power unit. Available in roadster, drophead or fixed head coupe form, a total of just 9395 150s were produced between 1957 and the spring of 1961, when the far more volume-made E Type replacement hit the freeways of the world.
Finished in maroon with a beige hide interior this XK150 has been in the ownership of the vendor since 1995, approximately when the restoration of the vehicle was completed. 'THE 150' is described as being in good condition throughout having only been used in dry weather for pleasure and Jaguar club rallies with the 3.8 litre engine noted as being in excellent order. The car is supplied with a V5 document, old MoT certificates along with a current certificate valid until the 30th of August 2009 and the desirable registration number 'THE 150'
A truly wonderful example of one of the most iconic Jaguar's which has been cosseted in long term enthusiast ownership.
The Excellence of Porsche|
Coys, Brands Hatch
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£43000|
|Registration number||THE 150|
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|Number of doors||2|