Rarely does a Jaguar become available embodying the characteristics of this example. Introduced in 1958, and built in a series of just 888 cars, the XK150 3.4 S Roadster combined classic Jaguar beauty with mechanical improvements such as four-wheel Dunlop disc brakes and a three-carburetor engine. More important to the discerning collector, this roadster is a wonderfully original, unrestored specimen.
Sold new by Smith Motor Imports in San Antonio, the window sticker retained by its first owner, Arthur H. Fenstermaker, shows a retail price of $5,370, including optional chrome wire wheels and whitewall tires. Its second owner, a noted Jaguar collector, garnered five Jaguar Clubs of North America awards with it. The XK150 S then passed to Jack Gorman, who enjoyed its prowess on the road, participating in the Jaguar Roadrunner 1000 Rally held in New Mexico in fall 2002. The Jaguar’s current owner added it to his collection in 2003, and it currently shows just under 49,000 original miles. He reports that the XK150 S “drives and operates as only a premium low-mileage car can.” Its largely original Mist Grey paintwork is complemented by a black soft top and patinated red leather interior, much of which remains factory original. Accompanying the car are original accessories including its tool kit, tonneau cover, jack, ratchet, grease gun, and unused spare tire. This Jaguar presents a rare opportunity to acquire a carefully preserved example in the highly desirable S configuration.