Lot details Registration No: 159 XUF Chassis No: SABTVR03857192157 Mot Expiry: Jan 2016
- Conversion from left-hand drive Fixed Head Coupe
- Engine overhauled, hood replaced, recent front brake discs and calipers
- c.900 miles since completion
Introduced in May 1957, the XK150 was the last Jaguar sports car to utilise a separate chassis. Initially powered by a 3442cc derivative of Jaguar's Le Mans-proven DOHC straight-six engine, the XK150 could be specified with an enlarged 3781cc unit from late 1959 onwards. At launch, the XK150 was offered in Fixed Head Coupe and Drophead Coupe guises, the Roadster option following in 1958. By the time the model was superseded by the E-Type in 1961, some 4,445 Fixed Head Coupes, 2,672 Drophead Coupes and 2,265 Roadsters are thought to have been produced.
Upon purchase of this right hand drive manual transmission 3.4-litre drophead coupe conversion in 2013, the vendor was informed it had been created by a father and son team (based on lefthand drive Fixed Head Coupe chassis number S836774DN) over a period of five years between 2000 and 2005. Whilst no invoices exist for their labours, he advises the work was carried out to a high standard and included a comprehensive engine overhaul, retrimming of the interior in Parchment leather, a new hood and lining being sourced together with the fitment of new MWS chrome wire wheels. Following completion of the car's transformation we understand the DVLA issued the vehicle with a new chassis number which is recorded on the V5. This document appears to show the engine number incorrectly as V 7298-8 since the cylinder head is stamped V 4298-8. Having spent a number of subsequent years in storage it is believed just 900 miles have been covered since completion as evidenced by the odometer reading. More recent works include the fitting of new front discs and brake callipers earlier this year. Perfect for the approaching summer, the car is offered with a Swansea V5 document and current MoT expiring on 12 January 2016.