1958 Jaguar XK150 OTS 3.4 S
1958 Jaguar XK 150 OTS 3.4S
A rare factory original ’S’
A highly collectable Jaguar XK variant
Only 846 left hand drive ’S’ were built
Very tasteful colour combination
The ultimate and final XK open two seater, the most powerful and developed XK variant
With its sensuous, wind-cheating body, dual overhead cam engine, and 4 speed manual gearbox and overdrive, the Jaguar XK150 became the final evolution of the much-lauded XK 120 and 140 models.
The XK150 incorporated a more blended front fender, smoother body surfacing, and the windscreen moved back to allow for a larger hood.
The highly desirable “S” roadster featured a smooth, one-piece windscreen void of any side vent glass and accented by beautiful chrome trimmed side glass.
This sweeping trim line blended into the windscreen, creating a tidy upper body that could be quickly converted into a roadster simply by rolling down the windows and stowing the top.
A small interior cover elegantly capped the rear deck. The exterior was further devoid of side mirrors, fog lamps, an antenna, or hood mascot – adorned only by two delicate chrome “S” emblems along the upper leading edge of each door.
Only 846 XK150S left hand drive examples were built.
The 150S offered a significant performance advantage over the base model with its three 2 inch SU carburetors, straight-port head, upgraded camshafts, overdrive, and a lightened flywheel.
Late-production XKs were further equipped with Le Mans-proven Dunlop disc brakes. The resultant advances produced the fastest, safest, and most comfortable sporting GT cars available at the time.
ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE
This Jaguar XK 150 OTS 3.4 with chassis number S 830449 DN started its life as a Cotswold Blue with red interior example.
Its Jaguar Heritage Certificate shows that Jaguar Cars in New York City was its first distributor en delivered the car on May 30th 1958 to its first owner, Sir Robert Kelce in Belleville, Illinois, USA.
The car was newly ordered with the desirable option of a manual gearbox WITH overdrive.
This XK 150 S benefits a very recent restoration done in the Netherlands. Originally this car was delivered in Cotswold Blue with red interior, but its previous owner decided to change as well as the inside as the outside of the car.
Now the car is painted in a rather lovely shade of blue with brown interior and chrome polished multi-spoke wheels. A very classy configuration indeed.
As far as the condition is concerned, the paint of the car looks impeccable. No major and minor damages can be found on its paint and the front of the car is free from stonechips.
The body of the Jaguar is very nice with excellent door, boot and bonnet fittings.
All the chrome parts of the car looks very nice and show no signs of rust or damages.
The chrome wired wheels are in as new condition and don’t show any damages, signs of use or rust.
Also the interior of the car looks very nice. It’s easy to see that the interior has been redone very recently and the leather of the car looks very good.
No scratches or tears can be found on the leather seats.
Inside the cabin everything is clean, neat and tidy. The interior is in excellent condition all round, as is the dash, steering wheel, instruments and controls.
All switches and instruments are in a perfect working condition and have been all checked on functionality.
With a flip of the switch and just a moment’s pause for priming, the engine bursts to life with a single push of the starter. De car starts and runs perfectly.
The sound of the engine is exactly what you can expect from such an example. Very smooth with no additional noises.
The clutch engages easily and all gears are smoothly operated without excess binding.
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