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!
The wonderful matching numbers DHC on offer here today, finished in Carmen Red with Black leather interior, has come from the dry state of California via Rome where the car was re-painted and re-chromed to a high standard. It was also in Rome where the new hood was fitted. Having come from California, the car has remained a largely original example with unmolested panelling and as a result has excellent shut lines.
On its arrival to the UK, #S837485 received a thorough mechanical overhaul by renowned UK Jaguar specialists and is now described to be excellent condition throughout.
Fitted with the desirable and rare aluminium centre dash panel, this car presents an excellent opportunity to purchase a fantastic XK150 and is offered at a very realistic reserve.