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Lot 157 - 1958 Jaguar XK 150 Drophead

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££53,320

Auction Blenheim Palace July 2015
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Lot Number 157
Reg. Number 1 BKX
Chassis Number 827068
Year 1958
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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.

Fewer than 10,000 of these cars were manufactured between 1957 and 1961, and the XK150 was the first to carry Dunlop disc brakes as standard following their lengthy development on Jaguar sports-racing cars.

This particular car has been standing in a dry garage for the last 20 years without turning a wheel. It is presented in Crimson Red with Dove Grey hide interior and the desirable black hood which is in good condition.

This is believed to be the first of the XK150s to have disc brakes fitted but the vendor cannot verify this! These wonderful iconic British sports cars are revered the world over, and represent all that was great from that era for open top motoring.

The car comes with its original buff log book and, unusually, it has retained its original registration number from new.

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