1959 JAGUAR XK150 FIXED HEAD COUPE Registration: EU Registe...



£65,000 - £70,000



Registration: EU Registered           
Chassis Number: YOC 670
Recorded Mileage: TBA 

- UK delivered from new
- Recently restored and upgraded to ‘S’ specification

“The Jaguar XK150 is undeniably one of the world’s fastest and safest cars. It is quiet and exceptionally refined mechanically,  docile and comfortable… we do not know of any more outstanding examples of value for money.” - The Autocar

What would turn out to be the final glorious incarnation of Jaguar’s fabulous ‘XK’ series of sports cars arrived in 1957. As its nomenclature suggests, the XK150 was a progressive development of the XK120 and XK140, retaining the same basic chassis, 3.4-liter engine and 4-speed Moss transmission of its predecessors while benefiting from a new, wider body that provided increased interior space and improved visibility courtesy of a single-piece wrap-around windscreen, replacing the XK140’s divided screen. Cleverly, the new body used many XK120/140 pressings, the increased width being achieved by means of a 4”-wide central fillet. A higher front wing line and broader radiator grille were other obvious differences, but the new model’s main talking point was its Dunlop disc brakes. Fade following repeated stops from high speed had been a problem of the earlier, drum-braked cars, but now the XK had stopping power to match its prodigious straight-line speed.

Introduced in the spring of 1957, the XK150 was available at first only in fixed and drophead coupe forms, the open Roadster version not appearing until the following year. At 210bhp, the standard 3.4-liter engine’s maximum power output was identical to that of the XK140, so performance was little changed. Overdrive and a Borg-Warner automatic gearbox were the transmission options, the latter becoming an increasingly popular choice, while a Thornton Power-Lok limited-slip differential was available for the XK150S.

This lovely XK150 Fixed Head Coupe was delivered to dealer P.J. Evans in Birmingham in April of 1959, later finding its way into the ownership of a midlands-based enthusiast who commissioned a comprehensive restoration, which has only just been completed. The XK has been upgraded with a “S” specification triple carburettor engine, dual fuel pumps, five speed gearbox, power steering and uprated brakes, making this car, on new Blockley tyres, ideal as a long distance tourer. To aide cooling an additional header tank has been fitted, with electric fans. Following restoration the XK has been thoroughly tested in Scotland and Ireland, proving to be a great driving car with plenty of power and a smooth change through the upgraded gearbox. 

Finished in Ecurie Ecosse blue with a lovely red leather trim and new carpeting, this is a fine driving example of the final iteration of the legendary XK.

Auction Date: 11th Mar 2023 at 2pm

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11th Mar 2023 2pm (Lots 1 to 42)