1959 Jaguar XK-150S 3.4 OTS
|Performance:||3.4 Overhead Valve, 3 SU Carburetors 6 Cylinder Engine, 250 HP|
|Transmission:||5 Speed Manual Transmission|
|Color exterior:||Old English White|
|Wheels:||Chrome Wire Wheels|
|Tires:||215 70 R 16 Dunlop|
|Brakes:||Front and Rear Disc Brakes|
|Other 1:||Body Number: F16486|
(SOLD) This rare factory built 150S Roadster has received a comprehensive nut and bolt restoration to show driver level by Classic Showcase. Included in the restoration process: the vehicle was stripped to bare metal, metal finished, leaded, all body parts and chrome were fitted to the car, it was prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear coat, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish. All systems have been gone through and the engine was rebuilt back to factory specifications, and an upgraded 5 speed manual transmission was added to improve the driving experience. The clutch system and hydraulic system were restored and the car received all new rubber, and a complete new wire loom. The radiator, gas tank, and door glass have been replaced, and the suspension and rear end have been restored; All of the brite work was re-plated. The car received a complete new proper tailored and fit interior in the correct materials, as well as a new top by the Classic Showcase upholstery department. It is in a beautiful color combination of an Old English White exterior, with a Biscuit interior and has been exceptionally cared for and serviced since restoration. A DVD of the restoration process accompanies the vehicle. This XK-150S is for the discerning collector who demands excellent quality, and a superb driving experience with no excuses or disappointments!
Although the standard XK-150 did not fall short when it came to traditional Jaguar high performance, the expansion of the range with the 150s in coupe, convertible and roadster form gave Jaguar another arrow in their quiver versus the competition, especially in the U.S. market that was so important to their sales. First introduced in 1948, the Jaguar XKs caused a sensation; race car performance on the road, and with an unsurpassed level of sophistication and timeless beauty. During the XK 150 model run (May 1957 through March 1961), a significant engine modification became available, the S engine which featured changes in the head and intake manifold design. Additional changes in the design and structure of the bearings, clutch and flywheel were made in anticipation of the additional torque and wear. The identification-plate engine serial number defined the engine as delivered from the factory. Externally, the S-type models can be identified by an S placed on the passenger door beneath the quarter-window. The XK150S roadster is highly appreciated by collectors who value its combination of luxury and performance with classic XK Jaguar style.