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1959 Jaguar XK150


  • Beautifully restored and subtly upgraded
  • Limited mileage since restoration
  • Valuable ‘150X’ private plate included

The Appeal

The direct successor to the XK140, the Jaguar XK150 is a classic British roadster that exudes elegance and performance. Produced from 1957 to 1961, the XK150 Fixed Head Coupe has sleek, aerodynamic lines and makes for a superb classic grand tourer.
Under the long bonnet sits a powerful straight-6 engine, providing effortless acceleration and a thrilling exhaust note. The interior blends luxury and sport, with rich leather, polished wood veneers, and aircraft-inspired gauges and switches. 
Able to cruise comfortably at high speeds or carve winding back roads, the XK150 delivers an unforgettable driving experience. For enthusiasts seeking a fast, exclusive, and exquisitely styled coupe with timeless sophistication, the XK150 FHC remains an iconic choice over 60 years since its debut. 
This particular example has been treated to an extensive restoration and has covered fewer than 1500 miles since. The work included some choice upgrades including a 3.8 litre engine, power steering and four pot front brakes. It remains in prime condition and is surely one of the best examples of the model. As a bonus, it comes with a valuable private plate; there are surely few better ways to join the exclusive club of XK150 owners.

The History and Paperwork

  • Registered 26th of August 1959
  • Comprehensively restored, thought to be between 2011 and 2015
  • Upgrades include a 3.8 litre engine, Vicarage power steering and four pot front disk brakes
  • Just 1,358 miles covered since
  • Featured in Classic Cars magazine; photocopy of article included
  • Some invoices are also present, dating back to the eighties
  • Current owner keeps the car garaged and only uses it in the dry
  • V5 in owner’s name, still showing 3.4 litre capacity
  • Private plate ‘150X’ (15 OX) included
  • MOT and tax exempt
  • ULEZ compliant

The Interior

  • Walnut veneer dashboard
  • Wood-rimmed steering wheel
  • Red leather upholstery
  • Lap belts for extra security
  • Concealed battery charger connection
Swinging open the driver’s door really does provide a feast for the eyes. The red leather upholstery and walnut veneer dashboard conspire to produce a very enticing environment, and contrast beautifully with the inky black paintwork.
Slide inside and the lovely wood-rimmed steering wheel falls easily to hand and is a pleasure to grasp. The view over the long bonnet really is something to behold, while the interior details provide pleasant surprises with prolonged inspection. Tinted perspex visors, a wool headlining and a Ctek charger connection in the glove box are amongst the features to be found (and the charger is also provided).
Having covered limited mileage since the restoration, the condition remains excellent, though the attentions of a moth have left a small hole in the otherwise tight and clean headlining. That aside, the cabin shows very little wear since it left the restorer’s workshop.
Back in the boot, a collection of period tools and accessories can be found and are the perfect accompaniment to this fifties sports car.

The Exterior

  • Black paintwork in excellent order
  • Chrome work also very well preserved
  • Leather bonnet straps
  • Chrome luggage rack
  • Chrome wire wheels
Presented in gleaming black, with gorgeous chrome work to match, the silhouette of the XK150 is sleek and elegant. Again testament to its limited time on the road, the paintwork remains in excellent condition and the chrome is similarly mirror-like. The bodywork also appeared to be free from any blemishes that we could see and the underside also looks to be very clean.
The chrome wire wheels wear Michelin tyres all round which all have good tread and the car also benefits from some carefully chosen enhancements including a period Jaguar Drivers’ Club badge on the grille and a chrome luggage rack at the rear.
In all, it’s a feast for the eyes and is sure to generate positive reactions wherever it goes.

The Mechanics

  • Upgraded to a 3.8 litre straight six engine
  • Four speed manual transmission with overdrive
  • Just serviced
  • Rear wheel drive
Unbuckle the bonnet straps and open the bonnet and there is a very tidy engine bay on display. The condition in here belies the limited mileage that the car has covered since its restoration and, following its recent service, the owner tells us that it runs beautifully. 
The power steering reportedly makes a real difference to the car’s ease of use and, while it’s clearly not like a modern car to drive, the powertrain is eager and responsive, and makes a gorgeous noise to boot. This really is a classic Jaguar that promises to be as good to drive as it is to look at.


Extensively restored, subtly tweaked and carefully stored and used since, this must surely be one of the finest XK150s on the road. With a valuable and relevant number plate included, the new owner will want for very little.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1959
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model XK150
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 1,358 Miles
  • Engine size 3442
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Balsall Common
  • Location West Midlands
  • Country United Kingdom

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