RACING GREEN WITH BISCUIT HIDE INTERIOR
STRAIGHT-SIX 3781cc 265 BHP DOHC ENGINE WITH THREE SU CARBURETORS, JAGUAR OVERDRIVE GEARBOX WITH 2.7 RATIO, POWER STEERING, WIRE WHEELS, BUCKET SEATS IN LEATHER.
An opportunity to purchase a very special Jaguar XK150 3.8 S which has been made even more desirable with fast-road upgrades and enhancements by renowned Jaguar marque specialists John May/XK Developments of Tewkesbury, and Trafford Competition Engines of Malvern.
Announced in its home market in May 1957, the XK150 bore a family resemblance to the XK120 and XK140 but the XK150 was radically revised. A one-piece windscreen replaced the split screen, and the wing line no longer dropped quite as deeply at the doors. The widened bonnet opened down to the wings, and on the open two-seater, the windscreen frame was moved back 4 inches, (102 mm) to make the bonnet longer. Four-wheel Dunlop 12 in (305 mm) disc brakes appeared for the first time. A 3.8 litre 150S could top 135 mph (217 km/h) and go from 0–60 mph in around 7.0 seconds.
This XK150 S was re-commissioned in 2009, and there is a full photographic record of both the mechanical and body restoration. There is also an impressive history file, which includes, invoices for works, invoices for parts, the green log book, subsequent V5s, historic RFL discs and MOT certificates. It’s valuable original registration number ‘8895 WW’ will also be included in the sale.