The bleak years after 1945 were, unsurprisingly, 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 and 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 the 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 Jaguar XK150 DHC 3.4-litre was fully restored at a cost just shy of £80k in the 90’s, owned and cared for by Lord Harris (Harris Carpets) who gave it to his son, who then promptly sold it to the current owner and prolific Jaguar collector, who has owned the car for the last 24 years.
In the large and personalised history file there are bills and receipts from many well respected marque specialists, showing that since its restoration and even with low miles it has been cared for impeccably. This car has been wonderfully maintained its entire life, most importantly the original build spec and vehicle information sheet is in the file.