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|Jaguar XK150 S 3,4 l. Roadster 1958 LHD|
The rare XK150 S Roadster (only 888 ex. produced) is considered by Jaguar connoisseurs as being the ultimate XK.
The elegant lines of the archetype XK120 are still very much recognisable, but with the XK150 model adapted to "modern times" and more practical use.
The design purity of the strictly 2-seater roadster version could be maintained, but driver and passenger enjoy a more spacious cockpit and the better protection of a panoramic windsheeld combined with wind-up windows.
The "S" specification XK150 was equipped with 3 two inch SU carburettors enabling the 3,4 liter six cylinder to produced a healthy 250 BHP, the highest power out-put of the whole XK-range (apart from the ultra rare 3,8 S which developped 260 BHP). The range of the 4-speed gearbox was, from standard, expanded with an over-drive. Disc brakes on all 4 wheels guarantee very efficient stopping power.
This XK150 S Roadster, with chassis n° T 831410 DN and engine number VS 1430-9, was constructed in september 1958 and shipped to Jaguar Cars, New York, USA.
The Jaguar sportscar must have enjoyed a sheltered life because when this XK came back to Europe several years ago, the structural condition of this XK150S was still superb. This allowed Jaguar specialists in Holland to execute a straightforward and complete restoration for the at that time Dutch owner.
That the restoration was of excellent quality is proven by the fact that now 10 years later this XK still looks very attractive in her dark blue exterior paint. Straight panels, excellent door, bonnet and boot lid gaps. Sparkling chrome. Slightly patinated beige leather interior and an "as new" dubble duck hood & tonneau cover.
My impression of this XK150 S on the road is one of effortless power and very smooth handling. A real pleasure!
Who wouldn't be seduced by this XK icon...?
Price: 136.500 Euro.
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