Lot 124 - 1958 Jaguar XK150SE Drophead Coupe

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Auction IAA Frankfurt Motor Show September 2015
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Lot Number 124
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At the 1948 London Motor Show, the first since before the War, Jaguar had astonished the sports car world with its stunning XK120; the combination of style, speed, an outstanding chassis and a remarkably low price was unbeatable, and without doubt the XK120 was an absolute milestone for both Jaguar and the motor industry as a whole.

Succeeding the XK120 in 1954 came the XK140, launched at that year’s London Show. Visually similar, but with a reshaped radiator grille with, the model featured a notional 2+2 seating, thanks to the engine and bulkhead being moved three inches further forward, a change which also fortuitously brought about close to exact 50/50 weight distribution.It remained mechanically the same but with suspension improved by lessons learnt on the race track. And now with 190bhp on tap, top speed rose to 110mph – or 129mph with optional overdrive and 210bhp special equipment engine – while the 0-60mph sprint dropped to 11 seconds.

The final version of the XK appeared in May 1957. Identifiable by its higher scuttle and door line and a much wider grille, the XK150 retained the mechanical layout of its predecessors. 

This wonderful drophead XK 150 is for many classic car enthusiasts one of the most iconic open British sports cars produced. This particular example comes in the tasteful livery of red, matched by a beige leather interior.

This matching numbers motor car underwent a comprehensive restoration in 2013 and boasts subtle upgrades including the fitment of power steering and power brakes as well as improvements to cooling and the ignition system,  making the car much more drivable in modern traffic conditions.

We are informed the car is in excellent order in every respect with the interior fitted with heated seats and an improved sound system discreetly installed in the boot. All dials work and the leather is immaculate,  making this interior extremely comfortable over long distances. Chrome wire wheels add to the unforgettable impression made by this iconic British sports car. 

Lots of smooth power from the 3.4 litre twin overhead six cylinder engine make this particular Jaguar a wonderful investment, which can be used on the roads throughout Europe with verve and gusto, just as it was when it was built.

Dieses entzückende Stück hat im Jahr 2013 eine umfassende Restaurierung erhalten, inklusive Servolenkung und -bremse, Ausbesserung des Kühlers und Zündensystem, welche das Auto noch fahrtüchtiger für die modernen Verkehrssituationen macht.

Das Auto befindet sich in ausgezeichnetem Zustand, und ist mit heizbaren Sitzen ausgestattet, sowie einem verbessertem Sound System. Das Leder macht den Wagen auch über lange Strecken noch sehr komfortabel. Auch die Chromspeichenräder tragen zum unvergesslichen Eindruck dieses ikonischen britischen Sportwagen bei.Die ruhige Kraft des 3.4-Liter Doppel-6-Zylindermotors machen diesen besonderen Jaguar zu einer wunderbaren Investition.


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