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1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 S Drophead Coupe (RHD) SOLD

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  • £349,950 As stated
  • 1960
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Price £349,950 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Jaguar
Model XK150
Year 1960
Country UK
Region London
Telephone 02080 334910
Status Trade
Date 25-Jan-2019
Ref C905508
- An exceptionally rare example
- The very last XK150 3.8S DHC built
- 1 of only 68 3.8 S DHC examples built in RHD
- Recipient of a total nut and bolt restoration to concours standard
- One of the finest examples extant
- Original specification

The XK series (XK120, XK140 & XK150) of cars first took the world by storm at the 1948 British Motor Show. A car conceived to show off William Heynes new magnificent straight six engine based on the fact that the new Jaguar Saloon (MKVII) was not ready, due to manufacturing problems with its large steel body parts. The XK was the car that basically put Jaguar on the road of producing high performance sports cars.

The ultimate car in the initial XK series, the 150 was launched in May 1957. It was bigger and heavier than the previous cars and in reality it was far more of a Grand Tourer than a sportscar. The XK150 was the first series production car to be offered with all wheel disc brakes that had been so successfully developed by Jaguar for the Le Man 24 hr race.

Starting life with a 3.4 litre engine, the XK150 required more power due to its increased weight and ultimately a 3.8 engine was offered both in stand and three carburettor “S” specification.

Ironically many of the “S” specification cars languished in Jaguar showrooms around the world due to the launch of the new Jaguar E-Type, but today the XK150 3.8S cars are the rarest of all production Jaguar’s and as a result that is reflected in the value.

DD Classics is proud to offer this exceptionally rare example, the very last XK150 DHC ever built and 1 of only 68 3.8 S DHC examples built in RHD, this car has received a full nut and bolt restoration over the last 10 years to the original specification it left Brown’s Lane in 1960. Finished beautifully in British Racing Green with superb Green hide this is a truly fabulous combination that must be seen to be really appreciated.

The body was restored and engine rebuilt by Pebble Beach Winning restorersand all other work including spraying was completed by Terry Rudd and the car was re trimmed by BAS of Cwmbran.

This car is the very last XK150 3.8S DHC ever to be produced.

Now available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call 0208 878 33 55 to book an appointment.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information but errors may occur. Please check with a salesperson.
 
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