Rusted Jaguar XK150 ‘is not as rough as it looks’

Classic Cars (UK) - - Month In Cars -

This 1959 Jaguar XK150 DHC at­tracted so many crit­i­cal com­ments when it ap­peared for sale on bringa­trailer.com that the car’s long-time owner and ven­dor joined the fray to de­fend it.

At first glance it does look ex­traor­di­nar­ily rough – but that’s no sur­prise as it has spent three decades out­side in Canada. How­ever, the seller in­sisted the chas­sis was pretty solid, and even though it re­tains its orig­i­nal power unit, a spare en­gine and gear­box were in­cluded in the sale.

For a brave re­storer the max­i­mum bid of $19,750 (£15,375) might have felt like a good buy.

The in­te­rior’s no bet­ter – but hope­fully this XK can be saved

Be­neath bat­tered body­work lies a sound chas­sis

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