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Jaguar : XK Red Leather

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Last update: 24.12.2014

Car location: United States
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Jaguar
Model: XK
Year: 1961
Type: FHC
Color: Mist Grey
Mileage: 66,283
Engine: 3.8 6 cylinder
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Red Leather
Interior Color: Red Leather
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Jaguar : XK Red Leather for sale

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 1961 XK150 Special Equipment  Fixed Head Coupe  LHD 3. 8  Matching numbers with Heritage Certificate
Chassis # S836914BW     Body # J11235    Engine # VA 2020-8    Gearbox # JBC 1208
This is a late August of 1960 built (having the new larger tail lights and boot lid spring loaded hinges) 3. 8 automatic with only 66. 83 miles put on by its two previous owners since new. Mrs. Ruth N. Luhrs of Ravena New York. special ordered this car with every option available except bucket seats. SE package (center-lock wire wheels. modified cylinder head. larger exhaust valves. dual exhaust). 3. 8 litre engine (220 HP). driving lights. chrome wheels. white-wall tires. radio & antenna. windscreen washers. automatic transmission. door mirror and Leaping Jaguar mascot on bonnet. Then Ruth made arrangements to pick it up at the factory and tour Europe. including attending a Coronation type ball in London. before having it shipped back to the states. Ruth enjoyed spirited use of her Jag until 1972 when receiving 3 speeding tickets and loosing her drivers license. Ruth could not bear seeing it set idle in her garage. so she had her son sell it. Enter the second Lady care taker. The second lady owner. of the past 40+ years. has enjoyed her as much as the first. She has kept up the maintenance including one respray in original Mist Grey. New correct carpet set. New correct leather front seat covers. New boot kit. New Bell Stainless steel dual exhaust system. New brake calipers and flex hoses. New fuel tank. pump and sending unit. 4 new Firestone 600 x 16 bias ply tires & tubes on original Dunlop chrome wire wheels. Still has the original Dunlop Road Speed RS4 wide white-wall spare tire. Cylinder head was removed. re-surfaced and a valve job done. Drives as good as she looks. Comes with service records. all original documents from new. including "London Weekly Diary" dated October 2nd to Oct 8th. 1960.   Jaguar Drivers Club. RAC membership and Telephone Box Key. Radiomobil Guarantee. Jaguar Guarantee all in original owners name and dated October 4th 1960. This car was so original it was used as one of the models for Jaguar Clubs North America “Jaguar XK150 originality guide” by Charles Morgan. at the Seattle. WA 35th Annual General Meeting of JCNA March 5-7. nbsp;1993. This car has always been maintained. garaged and road worthy. November 9th 2014 shown at JCNA concours received a 1st place in class D1 with a 98. 25 score.
Reluctantly being offered at $55. 00 USD.   Pictures available at following Picasa site.

https://plus. google. com/photos/113118476804746960725/albums/5954395786476676033


What would turn out to be the final glorious incarnation of Jaguars fabulous XK series of sports cars arrived in the spring of 1957. As its nomenclature suggests. the XK150 was a progressive development of the XK120 and XK140. retaining the same basic chassis. 3. 4-litre DOHC engine and four-speed Moss transmission of its predecessors while benefiting from a new. wider body that provided increased interior space and improved visibility courtesy of a single-piece wrap-around windscreen. Initially available in Fixed Head Coupe (FHC) or Drop Head Coupe (DHC) Convertible models (although the coupe was really a 2+2 as opposed to a true 4 seater). an Open Two Seater (OTS) Roadster model was introduced in 1958.   A higher front wing line and broader radiator grille were other obvious differences along with the shifting of the bulkhead toward the rear to make the XK150 about 4 inches longer and thinner doors to give more cabin space. The car's interior was changed. replacing the XK140's walnut dash with a leather one. However the new models main talking point was its Dunlop disc brakes. Fade following repeated stops from high speed had been a problem of the earlier. drum-braked cars. but now the XK had stopping power to match its prodigious straight-line speed. Overdrive and a Borg-Warner automatic gearbox were transmission options. the latter becoming an increasingly popular choice. Steel wheels remained the standard fitting. though XK150s so equipped are a great rarity. as most were went on sale in SE (Special Equipment) specification with centre-lock wire wheels. As well as new wheels the SE package also equipped the car with a modified cylinder head. larger exhaust valves and an impressive 210bhp at 5500 rpm. Later into the XK150's run. Jaguar released the Jaguar XK150 S. with a claimed 250 SAE bhp and increased engine capacity of 3. 8 litres by increasing the bore. Production of the XK150 ended in 1961. There are still plenty of active Jaguar owners clubs which provide a useful resource when looking to buy parts and accessories. Jaguars sports models grew up in a sense as the company fine-tuned its products for the all-important American market. and these efforts resulted in the XK150. Produced for only three years from May of 1957 until October of 1960. the XK150 reflected many changes to suit Americans somewhat unique tastes. styles and driving situations.  


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