- 225,000 overpriced
- Mount Dora, FL
- 5 years
We were lucky enough to be in business during the "gold rush"of 1989-1995 when both european's and american's sought out vintage jaguars with fervor as they were seen as a 'pivotal collector piece'. We were able to service their needs by supplying an honest acquisition of the best of the best and sold about 1,000 to discerning european customers. Choosing the best of the xk series, most arguably center on the xk150 as the most desirable / pivotal example. Introduced 10 months after the other models (fixed head coupe and drophead coupe) in march 1958, the 'ots' (open two seater) then quickly out-sold the other models ~ which clearly justified introducing it, in lieu of the dhc or fhc. Incredibly, only a handful of roadsters reached the british market after introduction until nov. 1958. The bonus with the xk model was that the archaic side windows screens from the xk120 & xk140 were gone , replaced by roll-up windows. But, the real coup was the introduction to the rarest of the xk150's~ the s~ sport model . Positioned on the door tops and a special sequence of matching data plate numbers to the engine. Only 888 were built total and they carried a unique 3. 4 litre engine that utilized 3- 2â€? The raised inlet manifold allowed each carburetor to feed a pair of cylinders. The air cleaner used air trumpets protruded under the inner front fender which necessitated changes in design. It could carry single or twin exhaust, which this car is fitted with. In the chassis number of their xk150, that makes it the rare sport model. That would be a misnomer. The engine number sequence and head should state vs?. The straight port head was painted 'gold' and produced 265hp. With the overdrive option, the rear axle ratio was 4:09:1. Models could also have the power-lok limited slip differential. Beginning feb. 1958 all xk 150's carried disc brakes, front & rear, developed from the c-type and d-type jags. The radiator varied from the xk140's in that it had a separate filler behind the header tank with a 'short neck' that almost appears uncharacteristic looking. This car carries the lucas foglights, 60 spoke chrome wire wheels (correct 60 spoke), black canvas top /boot and wide whitewalls tires (incl. Nothing is more precious then a set of 'correct original tools and tool roll'. Badging and 'gold head' tell the story- this is one rare car. Discovered in a barn in tennessee, it has 58,662 original (title proven) 'actual' miles, with only 300 miles since restoration. It's discerning restoration, in 2012, was done by tom curren of coventry classic in orlando, florida. It won southeastern champion twice and north american champion in 2015. It has been subjected to a scrupulous, frame-off restoration to exacting standards. Everything was rebuilt or replaced. Driven to many shows, it is a gorgeous car down to the screws,rivets and hose clamps. this beauty was also used by the producers of the 'mad men' television show as the center piece in the grand ball room at the omni champion gate hotel in orlando, fl. It is a stunning color combination and in a recent study of sales- the car is priced very fairly to sell @ $225,000 usd (190 eu). : home sales (uk) of 1958 ots models: 6, all xk150 (1957-1961) ots models: 1386 all s? Model 3. 4l: 888 chassis & engine #'s s830584dn, vs1095-9.
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