Lot 3426

Sold for £77,000

Lot details

A 1959 Jaguar XK150 drophead coupe 3442cc

Registration No. 696 KPC

Chassis No. 827342 D/N

Engine No. 6800/8

Odometer 60986

In Carmen red.

First registered 19th May 1959. This vehicle has been owned by our vendor since 1980, being garaged and covered for almost its entire ownership and having only completed approx 300 miles during this time. The vehicle comes with a folder of invoices and receipts, original stamped registration book, The vehicle was last MOT'd September 1999, and at this time and in the preceding few years it was extensively restored by Davenport Cars of Sandy, Beds, with receipts detailing the works. These restorations cost in excess of £30,000.

The 1959 Jaguar XK150 drophead coupé replaced the XK120 & the XK140, and was the predecessor to the E-type Jaguar. This rare and beautiful classic sports touring model was built in Coventry in Jaguar’s glowing era, and only 69 right hand versions were produced. Top speed was 132mph, with the 3.4 litre engine taking 7.8 seconds to reach 60mph. A one-piece windscreen replaced the split-screen, and the walnut dashboard was replaced by a leather trimmed version. Just perfect for long tours and exploring country roads, although the fuel consumption was a mere 22 miles per gallon.

Sold with Jaguar dust cover

Two ignition keys


Condition report

We have had running, but by bypassing the fuel pump. (new fuel pump now fitted and video shows car running well)

Recommissioning would include cooling system flushing.

Brake reservoir low on fluid – brakes require fluid and re-bleeding.

Clutch appears good.

Chassis and bodywork are excellent.

Chrome very good to excellent – minor tarnishing to rear bumper and number plate plinth.

Hood excellent.

No soft top cover when hood down.

Interior and boot excellent, fully restored/refurbished.

This is an original drophead coupe.

Engine and chassis numbers match original log book.

In summary, in excellent condition with light re-commissioning required, has had a full re-build and been stored for approx. 19 years.

Condition reports must be considered as a matter of opinion and not fact.


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