Generally rated as being the most outstanding of the many British sports cars of the immediate post-war era were the trio of XK Jaguars from the William Lyons stable, each one a milestone motor car.
The XK140, replacing the XK150, was as well received as the two previous XK models when it came off the Coventry production line in 1957. Although instantly recognisable as a direct descendant of the XK120, the XK150 was rather wider and roomier than previous XK models, and was certainly far more refined to drive and comfortable on the road.
The most significant changes to the factory specification on the XK150 were the brakes with Jaguar Le Mans developed Dunlop discs fitted all round and the previously special order SE version of the 3,442cc six, producing 210bhp, becoming the standard-fit power unit. Available in roadster, drophead or fixed head coupe form, a total of just 9,395 150s were produced between 1957 and the spring of 1961, when the far more volume-made E Type replacement hit the freeways of the world.
This lovely left hand drive matching number example was driven regularly in California by the present vendor, before he imported it back to the UK recently. The car is presented in traditional British sports car red with black leather interior – both of which are in lovely condition.
There is also a black hood which the vendor reports as being in good condition also. The XK150 S Roadster is the most desirable and sought after, with its clean sweeping lines and swift performance, it will still provide exciting driving on any country road and good touring ability also. This is a true British classic and a great example of the iconic marque which still turns heads today as it did back in the 1950s.
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|Auction||Blenheim Palace July 2015|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||410 UYH|
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