Upgraded to a five-speed gearbox and electric assisted steering
The XK150 is well known for its rare combination of performance, capability, elegant classic styling and sleek slippery lines - something only enhanced by the performance of its premium model, the XK150 S, boasting extra horses thanks to the addition of the triple carbs and a modified B-type Cylinder Head. This particular example is exactly that and has been restored and improved even further with a few subtle mechanical additions, like a five-speed gearbox and electronic ignition - making it a perfectly capable motor for far and wide.
The superb resprayed paint and retrimmed interior are particularly attractive features of this car, and it will be sure to turn heads on the road and wherever it is parked. Clearly, a huge amount of time and effort has been invested into its restoration, which the vendor tells us came to a cost of over £56,000.
So if you’re looking for a high-performance 1950s sporting two-seater, then you’ll certainly want to place a bid on this superb XK150S.
The History and Paperwork
Sold new in New York in 1958
Indicates 24,781 Miles, which the vendor informs us is authenticated by the paperwork
Original left-hand drive open two-seater
Comes with Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate
Sizeable leather-bound history file
Chassis number: S 830475 DN
Extensively restored in the UK in 2018
Comes with an independent inspection report dated October 2022
The vendor informs us that all import taxes have been paid and it can be registered in any EU country
£1,428 spent on a recent service in 2022
Extensive selection of invoices to support a reported restoration cost of over £56,500
Fully retrimmed interior in Jaguar 'Biscuit'
Expertly fitted leather upholstery
Hardly any signs of use or wear
Opening the door of this XK150S reveals a beautiful example of a fully restored interior. It has clearly been expertly crafted with much care and attention going into its production. The biscuit brown leather seats show little sign of use, and matching leather continues onto the door cards and the dashboard. It is all immaculately presented and would certainly be a pleasure to own.
Matching leather-trimmed carpets line the footwells and the transmission tunnel, and appear to be almost unused. The driver is presented with a sizeable wooden-rimmed steering wheel with a snarling Jaguar badge at its centre. The dashboard is fully stocked with instruments and switches, and there is even a Brantz rally trip meter fitted, should you fancy your hand at some competitive driving.
To the rest there is a spacious, fully lined boot, which features extensive use of leather trimming, and a full size spare wheel sits below the boot floor. Weather protection is provided by a substantial roof, which looks to fit well and folds neatly down when not in use.
Beautifully resprayed in Jaguar Indigo Blue
Excellent body panels and chrome trim
We're informed this body is entirely original
The underside is particularly clean and tidy
Includes a colour-matched tonneau cover
The sleek lines of the XK series became even more beautifully sculpted with the introduction of the XK150. Its curved single-piece windscreen gives it a modern look. During the car’s restoration in 2018, it was clearly well prepared, as the body panels all look to be in good shape and the paint is very nicely finished.
All the exterior trim is present and correct, and the chrome plating is highly polished. There are no significant dents or areas of pitting that we could see. The lamp lenses are clear and bright and the rear badge proudly declares Jaguar’s wins at Le Mans during the ‘50s.
Underneath, the car has evidently been treated well. There is no obvious evidence of corrosion or damage, and the underside has been well protected with stone chip paint. Plenty of parts have clearly been recently fitted - although if we were being picky, we could point out some slightly perished rubber suspension bushes. The car runs on a smart set of wire wheels, all shod in Pirelli Cinturato tyres. Their chrome plating looks well presented and the advanced front disc brakes can be seen through them.
Original triple-carburettor 3.4 XK engine
Five-speed transmission fitted
Electric fan and enlarged radiator for warmer climate running
Fitted with disc brakes all-around
Below the slender bonnet of this XK150S lies its original and extremely capable 3.4-litre XK engine, glistening in its restored splendour. The polished aluminium camshaft covers complement the triple S.U. carburettors and the aluminium radiator. We’re told that the car benefits from being fitted with power steering, electronic ignition and a long centre-bore exhaust manifold.
These upgrades help to make this already excellent car even more capable and drivable. And with a five-speed gearbox, it is the kind of car you can happily take on long journeys, like trans-continental tours and rallies. It would appear that the mechanical work undertaken during the restoration was extensive, with the vendor telling us that it even included a full engine rebuild.
In all, this XK150 is a splendid example of the model. Having been comprehensively restored, including a respray, retrim and engine rebuild, it is now ready to be enjoyed and admired. And the discreet mechanical improvements make it the ideal car to be used on the road as much as possible.
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1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 S
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