1959 Jaguar XK 150

SE Convertible

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Mileage 
    21 000 mi / 33 797 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    S824764DN
  • Engine number 
    ZB490908
  • Lot number 
    55289
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- A right-hand drive, 'home market' car that has been extensively restored in recent years including conversion from fixed- to drophead coupe coachwork

- Fitted with a replacement 3.8 litre engine modified to 'S' specification with triple SU carburettors plus a Getrag five-speed manual gearbox and electric power steering

- Spax adjustable dampers all-round, 4-pot Coopercraft front brake callipers, high efficiency radiator core, alternator, hi-torque starter motor, stainless steel exhaust system etc

This stunningly-presented XK150 is a genuine righthand drive home market example that has not only been extensively restored and upgraded in recent years, but converted from Fixed to Drophead Coupe coachwork. The original engine has been supplanted by an S specification unit fed by a trio of 2 inch SU carburettors. The motor also benefits from: twin fuel pumps: alternator; high torque starter motor; 4.2-litre water pump conversion; high efficiency radiator core; stainless steel exhaust system; and battery isolator switch. It nowadays drives through a Getrag five-speed manual gearbox to an S type rear axle with limited slip differential.

The braking system features four-pot Coopercraft front calipers and Aeroquip hoses, while the suspension has been improved with competition bushes on the front and Spax adjustable dampers all round. The Jaguar rides on 15 inch E-Type chrome wire wheels shod with 205 x70 Vredestein Classic Sprint tyres. Other improvements of note include power steering and a 16 inch wood rim steering wheel. 'TCA 740' has been finished using modern paints and rust-proofing materials and is presented with British Racing Green bodywork complemented by Magnolia-coloured leather interior trim, Tan hood and hood envelope, and Dark Green carpet. The vendor unsurprisingly presently classes the car's bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, XK engine and transmission as all being in 'Very Good' condition. A superior example fully suited to today's roads and traffic.

Introduced in the May of 1957, the XK150 was the last Jaguar sportscar to utilise a separate chassis. Though a logical progression of the XK140, subtle changes gave it a distinctly more modern air. At launch, it was offered in Fixed and Drophead Coupe guise, the Roadster option following in 1958. By the time the model was superseded by the E-Type in 1961, some 4,445 Fixed Head Coupes, 2,672 Drophead Coupes and 2,265 Roadsters had been produced.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)