With the 3.8-liter B-spec head and overdrive, this XK 150 3.8 Drophead Coupe is one of the ultimate cars in Jaguar's renowned XK-series. Completed not long before the XK 150 production ended as the change was made for the new E-Type, it incorporates virtually every development and improvement discovered in the more than ten years of XK Jaguar production, including the all-important disc brakes to offset the performance of the 220 horsepower 3.8-liter version of the XK straight-six. Finished in an eye-catching red, it has a black leather interior, black cloth convertible top, chrome wire wheels, Dunlop tires, Euro headlights, fog lights, tool kit, a period correct Radiomobile AM/FM radio, and the desirable factory overdrive fitted to its four-speed manual gearbox. As outlined on its included Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, this XK 150 is a matching number car with chassis 838809DN, engine number VA17468 and body number P8383. It was manufactured on April 21, 1960 and dispatched on May 2 to be sold to its first owner by Jaguar Cars of New York.
Restored in the 1990s to an incredibly high standard, it was shown extensively throughout that decade at Jaguar Club of North America concours events, usually earning a near perfect score as shown by the numerous JCNA score sheets that are included with the sale along with the photos of the restoration and the original owner's manual. It was acquired from the owners who restored it, then proceeded to pamper and properly maintain the XK 150 for the duration of their nearly two decade ownership. Not only does this car feature the highly desirable combination of 3.8-liter engine with drophead coupe bodywork, it is also a repeatedly proven 99+ point JCNA show car that still very much presents as a fresh, crisp XK 150, attesting to both its high quality restoration and its careful ownership. This is a rare opportunity to have the best of both worlds: a meticulous, carefully maintained restoration and a superb classic Jag XK for driving.
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