1959 Jaguar XK 150 3.4 Drophead Coupé

in cars •  15 days ago

Always during the Retromobile Sale next week, RM Sotheby's will auction this beautiful 1959 Jaguar XK 150 3.4 Drophead Coupé for about €100,000; the best of Jaguar : sporting and confortable in the last iteration of the XK.

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History of the Jaguar XK 150

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The Jaguar XK 150 was announced in England in 1957 in order to meet US demand for more comfortable sports cars. The XK 150 uses a wider body and floorplan than its predecessor, the XK 140 (Old post about XK 140 Drophead Coupé ).

1955 Jaguar XK140 Drophead Coupé (Bonhams)

Jaguar added Dunlop disc brakes at all wheels for the first time on a series-production car. Three different coachworks was available :

  • fixed head coupé (FHC),
  • drophead coupé (DHC),
  • roadster or open two-seater.

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Specification

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The Jaguar XK 150 has a 3.4 litre DOHC straight-6 XK engine producing 180 hp at 5750 rpm.

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This model, finished dark green over tan, is original left-hand-drive with Laycock de Normanville overdrive and was fully restored 5 years ago. Very nice...

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Lot Auction

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Date :6 February 2019
Place :Paris, France
Price :€100,000 - €130,000
Link :RM Sotheby's Paris

Another great lots during this sale :

Delahaye 135MS Coupe€ 300,000More
Bizzarrini 128P Barchetta€ 175,000More
OSCA 1600 GT2 Coupé€ 125,000More
Bugatti EB110 Super Sport€ 125,000More
Fiat 2800 Berlinetta (Touring)€ 200,000More
Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet€ 250,000More

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Sources

RM Sotheby's Paris
Lot : Jaguar XK 150 Drophead Coupé

On Wiki :
Jaguar XK 150
Laycock de Normanville overdrive

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Great car. I gotta say I love the 1955. A little more curvy in all the right place lol

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Design was better in the 50's for car.

Interior not for muddy fall-winter day ;) Great photos.