1958 Jaguar XK150SE 3.8 fhc

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

A trace­able past usu­ally adds con­fi­dence to would-be bid­ders, and this 1958 XK150SE fits the bill ad­mirably, hav­ing been in one fam­ily’s ownership for 25 years. The 150 suc­cess­fully bridged the gap be­tween its 120 and 140 pre­de­ces­sors and E-type suc­ces­sor, and it en­joys a strong fol­low­ing whether in fixed-head form, as this one is, or drop­head guise. DVCA’s car is pre­sented in what, to many, is the ‘right’ com­bi­na­tion of red with chrome wire wheels and cream in­te­rior. The ven­dor is a body re­pair spe­cial­ist who bought the car in 1992 and car­ried out a ma­jor restora­tion, with some panels be­ing re­placed and the chas­sis re­paired. Me­chan­i­cal work in­cluded over­haul­ing the brakes, re­con­di­tion­ing the gear­box and fit­ting a new wiring loom, while the in­te­rior was re­trimmed. The es­ti­mate’s is fair, and fol­low­ing the suc­cess it had with a 1959 model at its Novem­ber sale (it made £60,775) this one shouldn’t have trou­ble chang­ing hands.

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