1952 Jaguar XK 150

S Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1952
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    Black
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Other

Description

The final version of the XK appeared in May 1957. Easily identifiable by its higher scuttle and door line, and much wider grille, the XK150 had a larger and more luxurious cabin than its predecessors, but retained their mechanical layout; in 210bhp XK150 S form, it could attain a startling 0-60mph acceleration time of 8.5 seconds and a 125mph maximum, wisely counterbalanced by being the first Jaguar to be offered with all-round disc brakes.
The stunning matching numbers example you see here today was exported to the U.S. in 1959, and spent much of its life in the benevolent warm and dry climate of California. It later returned to Europe in the hands of a German collector, before being repatriated to the UK in the late 1980s by well known Porsche Le Mans driver Nick Faure. With one owner from 1988 until 2010, the car has been stored carefully and used sparingly, having only completed 1,000 or so miles in the last 17 years.
In the last year a bare metal repaint has been under