Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motor Cars
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 4th October 2008
Motor Cars at 15:00
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 XK150 was equally well received as the two previous XK models when it started coming off the Coventry production line in 1957. Although instantly recognisable as a direct descendant of the XK120, the XK150 appeared to be very much wider and roomier than previous XK models and was certainly far more refined and comfortable to drive.
The most significant changes to the previous factory specification on XKs were the brakes with Jaguar Le Mans-developed Dunlop discs fitted all round and the previously special order Special Equipment version of the 3,442cc six cylinder engine, produci