- XK Roadster in superb condition
- Original engine and gearbox
- Recent mechanical overhaul
After the fanfare for the launch of the XK 120 at the London Motor Show in 1948, Jaguar didn't rest on its laurels. In 1954, the XK 140 appeared at first glance to be a continuation, but in reality it was a completely different car. As a prelude to the launch of the E-Type - scheduled for the start of the 1960s - Jaguar produced a final version of the XK, the Type 150, presented in 1957. The styling was smoother and the car also benefitted from developments made in competition, amongst them, all-round disc brakes and a higher performance engine, notably on the " S " versions. This Jaguar roadster from 1959 was therefore one of the first generation of the XK150, equipped with a 3.4-litre 250 bhp SAE engine, with three SU HD8 carburettors and Straight Port cylinder head. It was delivered new to the state of New York, where it stayed until bought by a collector from California, in 2008. The car already had its additional headlights and appears to have kept all its original equipment. The Jaguar Heritage Certificate for the car confirms that the engine and the gearbox are the ones that were fitted in the car originally. Presented in Imperial red with a splendid black interior, this beautiful example had major work carried out at the start of 2013 by Jaguar Service in Holland, who refurbished the engine, carburetors and brakes for a sum of5,700, to ensure that this sports car performs as it should. Sold with its Jaguar Heritage Certificate, original manuals and toolkit, this superb automobile is a great example of the most successful XK model that is raring to head out onto the B roads.