Lot 223: Jaguar XK150 3.4 Coupe
At the 1948 London Motor Show Jaguar had virtually thrown the sports car world into turmoil with its stunning XK120; the combination of style, speed, an outstanding chassis and a remarkably low price was unbeatable, and without doubt the XK120 was an absolute milestone for both Jaguar and the motor industry as a whole. At the heart of the William Lyons styled 120mph roadster was Jaguar's all new 3.4 litre, twin overhead camshaft, straight six engine producing 160bhp via twin SU carburettors. Fine roadholding was ensured by independent torsion bar/wishbone front suspension with semi-elliptic rear springs and all round drum brakes. Succeeding the XK120 was the XK140, launched at the 1954 London show. Visually similar but with reshaped radiator grille with fewer, larger slats, and 2+2 seating, it remained mechanically the same though with suspension improved from lessons learnt on the race track, while now with 190bhp top speed rose to 110mph - or 129mph with optional overdrive and 210bhp Special Equipment engine. The final rendition of the XK appeared in May 1957. Easily identifiable by its higher scuttle and door line, and a much wider grille, the XK150 retained the mechanical layout of its predecessor. The car on offer here has recently been imported from the US to Spain; however, all taxes have been paid. The car is currently not registered, but passed its approval of roadworthiness for historic motor vehicles in Spain. Finished in black with a read leather interior, it is described by the vendor as being in good condition throughout. An excellent chance to snap up one of these British classics.
Coys, Essen, Germany
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|Chassis number||S 836354|
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|Number of doors||2|