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Lot 119 - 1958 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe

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ESTIMATE £65,000- £75,000

Auction London Classic Car Show 2020
Auction Date 22nd February 2020
Day of Auction Day 1 - Saturday

Lot Details

Lot Number 119
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number 5.827151-DN
Year 1958
Make Jaguar
Model XK150 Drophead Coupe

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Description

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 Indigo blue 1958 UK delivered model presented today benefits from an uprated five speed gearbox for modern use. Power steering combined with an uprated cooling system and fan further enable this cult classic to maintain motorway speed on today’s roads. Fully restored in 2000, the extensive work carried out to this XK150 included a complete re-trim, new windscreen, and a new hood with accompanying wood detailing.
This is fully documented and the car comes with the supporting invoice from Suffolk & Turley for the amount of £9,280. Since this restoration, the car has been driven just over 11,000 miles. This example comes with a Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate dated September 2000 as well as a framed XK150 period information poster. This enthusiast owned drop head coupe is ready to enjoy immediately and surely warrants further attention. The car comes with a fresh MOT from early February and comes with no advisories.


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