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Lot 103

1959 Jaguar XK 150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupé

  • Chassis no. S 836482 BW
  • Engine no. VA 1161-8
  • Gearbox no. JBX 1484
  • Body no. J 10516

Sold for £40,250

Documents: Form 13.20 A

  • Fitted with its original 3.8-litre engine
  • Recent mechanical service, ready for the road

Jaguar’s new XK 150 Fixed Head Coupé premiered alongside the drophead variant in 1957 as the last of Jaguar’s XK-series cars. As the swansong of the series, the XK 150 featured upgrades and changes that engineers had adapted from both the XK 120 and XK 140. Many believe that the XK 150, especially the FHC, was the most drivable of the three models.

According to its JDHT Certificate, this 1959 XK 150 was built on 1 October 1959, finished in Cream with a Tan interior, and was outfitted with an automatic transmission. It was then shipped to Jaguar Cars New York, where it was delivered new to a Peggy Paige Walton. After passing through four owners, the Jaguar was due for a restoration. This restoration returned the XK 150 to its original, beautifully presented and mechanically sound specification. Upon completion of the restoration, the Jaguar was sold to the current owner in 2014. The current owner has recently had the car mechanically serviced, and has replaced the fuel hoses and parts of the brakes. The vehicle has undergone a test drive and is road ready.

As the last of Jaguar’s fabled XK series of cars, every Jaguar enthusiast should strive to have one in their garage, as it represents a fine luxury sports car with lots of uniquely British character. This XK 150 has been well maintained and preserved throughout all its ownerships, and it would be a wonderful example for the enthusiast looking to enjoy classic British motoring at its best.

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