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Lot 153: Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe

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

The Jaguar XK150 is a sports car produced by Jaguar between 1957 and 1961. It replaced the XK140. Initially it was available in Fixed Head Coup� (FHC) and Drophead Coup� (DHC) versions. The Roadster (XK150 OTS - Open Two-Seat) was launched in 1958. Minimal rear seats were fitted in the coup�s. 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.

Being one of only 662 XK 150 Drophead Coupes , this example is one of the rare manual overdrive versions in original RHD specification. Coming from a collection in Switzerland, the car has luckily kept its EU ( German ) registration documents and so its free in european circulation. Being over 50 years old, she can also be registered to historical plates with further cost advantages. The car presents itself in excellent condition all over.

Finished in red with a superb red leather interior and carpeting, this XK 150 is equipped with a magnificant polished wooden dashboard made professionally by specialists which looks stunning. The car sits on chrome wire wheels and is equipped with a black hood in mohair and double duck.

Its original straight bodywork is rust free and of high quality. Mechanically, we are told by the vendor in who`s collection it stayed for over 5 years, the car corresponds to its visual appearance.

Offered here at a reserve way below the current market, this is a definite snip for the Jaguar enthusiast and not to be missed.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
TypeCar
Lot Number153
Estimate£40000-£50000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£58920
Year1959
Condition rating1
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis numberS 827407
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2