£130,000

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Highlights

  • Meticulous €250,000 specialist restoration 
  • One of only 104 factory built 3.4S 250bhp cars 
  • Beautifully finished in dark blue over red leather 
  • Subtle upgrades including power steering and electronic ignition
  • Matching-numbers engine and gearbox
  • One of the very best available 

The Appeal

There is no other word for it but magnificent. We’re talking not just about the condition of this superb XK150, but the style and specification. Between 1958 and 1961 just 104 customers ticked the box that equipped their XK150 3.4 DHC with the 250bhp ‘S’ package and this is one of them.
It must be one the best available. A recent €250,000 restoration by highly regarded specialists clearly spared nothing to deliver a car in exquisite condition, finished as it is in fetching dark blue over red leather. The work included desirable yet hidden upgrades that do not detract from the sense of factory originality. They include power steering, electronic ignition and lightened flywheel. There are also bucket seats and a louvred bonnet. 
Barely used since all that work, this is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a collector-quality example of one of the most desirable of XK150 variants. That the upgrades also make it usable only dials up the appeal. 



History and Paperwork

  • Built on 19th January 1959 according to Heritage Certificate
  • Despatched to New York on 16th February 1959 
  • First keeper reputed to have been based in California 
  • Factory supplied in cream with black roof and red leather interior 
  • Previously part of a private collection in The Netherlands
  • Recent €250,000 restoration in the Netherlands and completed by Guy Broad in the UK
  • Large portion of this work is documented in invoices and photographs 
  • Matching-numbers engine and gearbox
  • VIN number T838065DN confirms this as a factory ‘S’ with overdrive gearbox 
  • Engine number VS1839-9 with correct VS prefix denoting 3.4S model 
  • Only 2009 LHD DHC cars were built, 629 of them in 1959 with this car
  • Records show only 104 of these cars were 3.4S models 
  • Model appropriate dateless registration
Upgrades during restoration: 
  • Vicarage power steering 
  • Electronic ignition 
  • Bucket seat
  • Nardi Stirling Moss signature wheel 
  • Louvred bonnet
  • Lightened flywheel
  • New clutch 



The Condition

  • Very high quality paintwork and bodywork recently restored by model specialists 
  • Barely used since completion so shows no notable defects
  • Refinished in fetching dark blue with red leather interior and black fabric roof 
  • Exterior fittings particularly doors are testament to the quality of the restoration 
  • Borrani RW2623 wires with vintage Blockley tyres, all recently fitted 
  • Retrimmed red interior with bucket seats finished in high quality leather 
  • Interior is largely factory correct with very well kept fittings and trim 
  • Fitted with a Nardi wheel with original steering wheel included in the sale
  • Tool kit in the boot includes jack and grease gun
  • Underside in very good order with evidence of restoration and undersealing 
The XK150 was built in small numbers to high standards by Jaguar’s craftsmen, but likely this one is in even better condition than when it left the line on 19th January 1959. That is thanks to a €250,000 restoration. While any classic car enthusiast knows how easy it is to spend money on refurbishment, that investment has been made with the right people - specialists like Guy Broad who know these models like nobody else.
The result is a car in quite incredible condition. Just look at the lines and panel fit, particularly across the doors, to get a sense of the attention to detail. The exterior is largely factory standard, just a louvred bonnet deviating from Browns Lane trim. A high quality black roof, Borrani wires and Blockley tyres complete the picture. 
The theme continues inside where the beautiful Jaguar cabin has been carefully retrimmed in red leather - just as it left the factory - with the addition of bucket seats. The materials and craftsmanship are evidently at the highest level and have paid close attention to factory detailing. 
Underneath there is little evidence of the extensive structural restoration - such is the quality of that work - and it has been finished in a healthy layer of protective underseal. 



The Mechanics

  • Correct VS prefix 3,442cc ‘S’ specification XK straight six engine developing 250bhp 
  • Factory triple carburettors, ported head and higher compression 
  • Moss 4spd manual gearbox with optional factory ‘DN’ suffix overdrive 
  • Matching numbers engine and gearbox 
Recent upgrades by Guy Broad during restoration: 
  • Vicarage power-steering system
  • Electronic ignition
  • Lightened flywheel for improved performance
  • Replacement clutch
The ‘standard’ 3.4litre XK150 delivered a not inconsiderable 190bhp. But ticking the ‘S’ box added triple carburettors, a ported head and raised compression to hike performance to a heady 250bhp. With 60mph arriving from standstill in a shade over 7secs this 3.4S was a seriously potent car in 1959. It still is. 
Only 104 3.4S DHC cars were sold, even fewer in LHD like this one. It remains a matching numbers car across the engine and gearbox but has been substantially mechanically overhauled by XK specialist Guy Broad. This work included some sensible upgrades that improve its usability in modern driving, including a lightened flywheel, electronic ignition and power steering. 
With very little use since completion this car is in rude mechanical health with no known issues for the buyer to contemplate. It would be perfect for classic car touring and events, but perhaps with a car of this quality you want to be very choosy about the drives you take. 

 


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1959
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XK150
  • Colour Dark blue
  • Odometer 57,186 Miles
  • Engine size 3400
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Morton-in-Marsh
  • Location Gloucestershire
  • Country United Kingdom

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