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Lot 128: Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe

The Spirit of Motoring, Coys (14 May 2011)

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 lay-out of its predecessor. 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. The optional Laycock overdrive unit endowed the car with tremendous, long-legged cruising ability; the Autocar in February 1958 described it as being 'worth every penny'.

This original right hand drive automatic example, manufactured in 1958, resided in an Italian collection for over 25 years. Recently reconditioned as required, it has had its radiator cleaned and tested, with new hoses, full brake system overhaul, all oils changed, minor tune up, an Italian MoT (Collaudo) and full detailing of the body. Road tested and is described by the vendor as being in good running order.

Originally delivered new to Henley's of London, this XK is a matching numbers car and shows only 38,000 miles which is believed to be genuine. Finished in white with a red hide interior it's supplied with a Heritage Trust Certificate and a bill of sale, this enduring classic is surely one of the finest open grand tourers available and an ideal motorcar for the coming summer months.

Lot Details
Auction The Spirit of Motoring
Coys, Ascot Racecourse, Ascot
TypeCar
Lot Number128
Estimate£28000-£34000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£34220
Year1958
Condition rating0
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis numberS827219BW
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2