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*Please also note this car is titled as 1959.
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.