1959 Jaguar XK150
What a rare car our XK150 fixed head coupe. An original 1959 right hand drive English car retaining its correct colour scheme of black with red trim and it ORIGINAL registration number XDU150. The engine is not the original but it is the highly desirable period correct 3.8 litre S variant with induction through triple HD8 carburretors. The overdrive gearbox is the original for the car and works very well.
XDU150 has a super straight chassis in very fine condition. Mechanically the car is in very fine order. The engine is a smooth and ‘fruity’ and can easily spin the rear wheels in first and second gear! The oil pressure is excellent and we have no issue with offering a warranty for 12months on this engine. The gearbox to snicks smoothly and engages overdrive without delay. On the road the car behaves impeccably and the uprated suspension gives the car a very stable and confidence inspiring feel mated to the 185x15” Avon tyres.
This is a superb XK150 to drive. Make no mistake about it. If you want a Grand Touring yet sporty derivative of the XK this car is worthy of consideration. The cabin of XDU150 is a stylish blend of freshly restored red leather seats and a mahogany dash centre. The heater is new and gives ample heat when required on cool days.
The car was fully restored bodily probably 20+ years ago and arguably the car would benefit from a fresh coat of Masons Black paint. However, you could equally argue that XDU150 is a fine car showing some ‘patina’ from 20 years of road use and wearing them well. I would probably leave the car as is
A car such as this driving beautifully and presented in such an appealing colour scheme is a very attractive XK proposition. However, when you delve into the bulging history file there is the original buff and green logbooks. The latter documents the engine change. There are dozens of invoices for work and parts and all the MOT’s and tax discs going back decades. Finally but very significantly XDU150 was recently featured in Classic & Sportscar and her performance was commented upon in very positive narrative within that article.
All in all this is a rare and highly desirable XK with a great history, driving superbly, sold with a warranty and surely a great investment you can enjoy. Not to be missed I would think
- Make: JAGUAR
- Model: XK150
- Exterior Colour: BLACK
- Interior Colour: RED
- Reg. Number XDU150
- Transmission type: MANUAL+ OVERDRIVE
- Year of Manufacture: 1959
- Mileage: 45039
- Engine Size: 3800
- Chassis Number S824657
- Fuel Type: PETROL
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