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1958 Jaguar XK150SE Fast Road Spec For Sale In London (RHD)
- Uprated, 4.5-litre Trafford competition engine
- 5-speed Getrag gearbox
- Triple Weber Carburettors
- Cooper Craft Uprated disc brakes
- Air conditioning installed
- A substantial history spanning 28 years
- Guy Broad upgrades
- Torino Alloy and chrome wire wheels
- Electronic power steering
- Formerly owned by Eric Stewart of 10cc
Finished in stunning Mason Black coachwork with Portland Grey hide and matching carpets and top role. This stunning 150 has been fastidiously maintained by some of the worlds leading authorities of XK’S.
Having been subjected to restoration where no expense was spared and fully documented, the car received a bare metal respray (fully documented and photographed on file ) air-conditioning system installed by Guy Broad, as well as electronic power steering steering which allows the driver the option of changing the resistance of the steering, Complete re-wiring including the conversion to a 12 Volt system, 5 speed Getrag gearbox identical and as used by the Jaguar car company in the fitment of the XJS, Brakes where upgraded to the highly rated Cooper Craft calipers and discs to the front axle, High output starter motor and alternator where added plus a modern cooling system and fitment race spec alloy radiator. The engine was built to 4.5 spec by highly respected Trafford competition race engines and fitted with triple Weber 45’s carburettors and was dyno tested prior to fitment at 300 Brake Horse Power. A complete hand made stainless steel exhaust system running from the manifold to the tailpipe was custom made to order for the car and the fitment of 225/ 60ZR 16inch tyres were fitted to a set Turrino chrome wire wheels with three ear spinners. All of these works were carried out to the exact instruction of the cars former Rock & Role owner Eric Stewart of 10CC. Having covered just over 5000 miles since all these works were all completed this a wonderful opportunity to acquire a very exciting and highly usable XK with all the modern comforts twinned with the Pancha of a Really Fast, Luxuriously-Appointed Coventry-Built Coupe
The XK150 was the third and final stage in the evolution of the XK which was the first of post-war ‘big’ cats and launched in 1948 at the London Motorshow with a production run spanning 12 years 3 variations 120, 140 and 150. The 150 was launched in May 1957, initially with a choice of fixed head and drophead coupé bodies. The open two-seater followed a little later, and was at first available only with a left-hand drive for export, with most of these cars going to the USA.
The styling of the XK150 was modernised, and if the car had lost some of the lithe grace that had characterised the first and purest version of the XK design, it had clearly become more muscular. There were other worthwhile improvements. Although a ‘standard’ XK150 with disc wheels and drum brakes was quoted in the catalogue, it is believed that virtually all production cars were of the ‘Special Equipment’ model, which had wire wheels and four-wheel disc brakes.
Motor Sport magazine road test, October 1958: The excellence of the Jaguar is now proverbial and it was a pleasure to drive again, behind the famous twin OHC siz=x cylinder engine. which has won so many sports car races for the Country manufacture, while road testing the latest XK150. There is no question but the jaguar provides very real high-speed performance, not only in respect of maximum speed and exceeding 125MP but because road holding, steering, and braking are in keeping, clubroom accounts of creditable journey tied being no excuse for exaggeration were the driver of an XK150 is concerned. for an outlay of £1,800, the purchaser of this latest addition to the twin-cam Jaguar family buys more safe speed and convenience than it is possible to obtain elsewhere. it can almost be said that the engine makes the car and the smooth flow of power from beneath the Jaguar bonnet os one of William Heynes greatest achievement. Given a clear run puts the Jaguar amongst the very fastest cars in the land with a speed of over 100 MPH and super sports acceleration. In general, however, the XK150 handles splendidly, especially in the hands of big boned bowler-hatted Britishers.
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