1959 Jaguar XK150Gallery Aaldering
- February 18, 2021
- Posted by Gallery Aaldering
A stunning Jaguar XK 150 OTS with fantastic “S” upgrades enhancing your pleasure of driving to a higher plane!
This gorgeous Jaguar XK150 Open Two Seater (OTS) was supplied by Jaguar Cars New York in 1959. It came over to the Netherlands in 2009 and is in fine condition. Just before it left America it underwent a full overhaul and restoration leaving it in the fine condition we currently see today. During the work they made use of the opportunity to upgrade the standard Jaguar XK 150 3.4 litre engine to “S” specifications. This Jaguar XK 150 has a brilliant “Seacrest Green” finish with a grey leather interior trim. The restoration was carried out to a high degree making the car a total pleasure to behold. The fine bodywork has nice and thin and correctly aligned panelwork. The quality of the paintwork carried out is very good and has only run up a few minor blemishes. The hood works and shuts well. The interior trim consists of grey leather upholstery with matching grey carpets. The door cards and the dashboard are also covered in the same grey leather. The light colours used make the inside space not only appears larger but it is also cooler in the summer compared to the use of darker materials. The Smith instruments and controls are all in good condition and working order. This Jaguar is not just stunning to look at, it is also a pure joy to drive. The engine has been fitted with “S” parts and still measures 3.4 litres. Use has been made of an original 3.4S cylinder head (with the correct cylinder head numbers) and 3 SU carburettors. The engine makes light works of the 1,346 Kg heavy Jaguar. The straight-six engine has a pleasing amount of fantastic sounding oomph. It has a manual 4-speed with overdrive. Long haul driving is as pleasing as tackling your favourite bendy mountain road. The brakes work very well and the suspension is just great. The car’s fantastic road manners make it ultimately suitable for day trips as well longer European travel. If after a long day at the wheel you take time to take in your surroundings, you will certainly be aware of one thing; They don’t make them like this anymore!
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