The bleak years after 1945 were, not surprisingly, an era when great sports cars were somewhat thin on the ground. A shining exception was the mighty Jaguar XK series, yet another product of the flawless stylist’s eye (to say nothing of the astute business brain) of Sir William Lyons.
Unarguably one of the most elegant sports cars of all time, the XK120 used the superb twin-cam six-cylinder engine to provide 120mph performance and acceleration to suit the most demanding tastes. The series evolved further with the XK140 and ended finally with the most refined of all the models, the XK150. Launched in 1957, Jaguar’s XK150 was the third and final iteration of XK range and was considered by many to be the best driving model, not to mention the most comfortable especially in terms of leg-room!
This very early XK 150 cabriolet from the first year of production is fitted with overdrive and standard 4-speed gearbox. Several years ago, a thorough and complete restoration, including an engine rebuild and a bare metal respray in old English white was done by specialists and invoices of €27,000 are available to support this work. Supplied with a Heritage Certificate this is indeed a superb example of the classic Jaguar XK range.