1959 Jaguar XK 150

3.8 Drop Head Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Maroon
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Brands Hatch Motor Racing Circuit
Fawkham, Longfield
Kent, DA3 8NG
Sunday 24th May 2009
Registration Number: THE 150 Chassis Number: S838550B/W
Generally rated as being the most outstanding of the many British sportscars 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 150 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 150 appeared to be very much 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 a 150 were the brakes with Jaguar Le Mans developed Dunlop discs fitted all round and the previously special order SE version of the 3442cc six, producing 210bhp, becoming the standard-fi