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Lot 23

2015   |   Amelia Island 2015

1958 Jaguar XK150 S 3.4-Litre Roadster

SOLD $140,250

Estimate

$175,000 - $225,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

S830420DN

Car Highlights

High-Level Restoration Completed in 2013
Recently Displayed at Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago
Beautifully Presented in Carmine Red with Tan Leather Interior
One of just 888 3.4-Litre S Models Built
Accompanied by Books, Tools, and JDHT Certifcate

Technical Specs

3,442 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Triple SU HD8 Sidedraft Carburetors
250 BHP at 5,500 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox with Overdrive
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Independent Front Suspension with Wishbones and Torsion Bars
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

Saleroom Addendum

*Please also note this car is titled as 1959.

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In its 250 bhp S configuration, the XK150 was faster than the XK120 and XK140, even quicker than the C-Type, to 100 mph. Significantly redesigned, the more civilized XK150 was wide, comfortable, and weather-tight, and was the very first production car to feature four-wheel disc brakes.

When the roadster debuted in late 1958, it was a huge success in the US. Indeed, 2,173 of the 2,265 roadsters were left-hand drive and Jaguar posted a record $22 million in revenue that year. One major stride forward was the new Weslake-developed cylinder head with three carburetors and straighter intakes, producing a tested top speed of 132 mph and a 7.8 second 0 to 60 mph time.

The car on offer is a spectacular XK150 S, beautifully refinished in its original shade of Carmine Red paint. The roadster was treated to a show-quality restoration and rebuild, completed in 2013, and records of the work are included.

This XK150 S indicates just over 14,000 miles, which the consignor believes to be original, based on accompanying documents and the condition of the undercarriage. The engine bay is well detailed, the chrome and wire wheels immaculate, and the interior finely fitted. The next owner is sure to be thrilled with this beautifully presented British favorite.