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White | Roadster | 4 Speed Manual | 3.8 litre Inline 6 cylinder | 994 miles showing | SOLD
Little Richard was rocking the airwaves, Elvis purchased Graceland and Slinky’s and hula hoops were outselling milk and bread but the arrival of the new Jaguar XK150 brought a double-breasted-in-tweed with contrasted leather driving glove elegance to the world’s roads.
An evolution of the race-bred XK120 and XK140, the XK150 retained the same proven chassis, lightweight alloy bonnet and boot, revving 3.4 litre engine and 4 speed Moss transmission of its predecessors but featured an all new, wider and more assertive body that provided increased interior space and enhanced drivability - drawn from Jaguar’s winning philosophy of Grace, Pace and Space.
Another important development applied to the XK150 was the adoption of Dunlop disc brakes. The very same used on the Le Mans winning C-Type of 1953 giving the driver increased confidence to navigate the city and equally thread winding tree lined country roads.
Delivered new to the USA, we are excited to bring to market this stunning 1958 Jaguar XK150 OTS which was subject of possibly one of the highest quality restorations to an XK150 we’ve seen and preserved fastidiously ever since.
This no expense spared, nut and bolt restoration was completed by Memory Lane Classic Cars in 2005. It was configured to right-hand drive and upgraded to 3.8 S Specification which included disc brakes, three 2-inch (51 mm) SU HD8 carburettors and a straight-port cylinder head painted orange boosting power to a claimed 265 bhp. For accurate authenticity, the work was overseen by world expert on XK series Jaguars, Terry McGrath.
Painted in white over a spectacular red leather interior, the body work is exceptional, the shut lines are arrow straight throughout, the chrome work unblemished and the paintwork carriers a mirror-like finish.
Having only travelled under 1000 miles since the restoration and kept in a Carcoon this XK150 is as it left the work shop 14 years ago.
The Jaguar is accompanied with a folder documenting the entire restoration and up-to-date maintenance records.
An excellent iconic classic for an enthusiast to sink their teeth into, this excellently prepared leaping cat is ready to drive off the showroom floor.