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 S838697BW 3 March 1960
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 9 February 1960 United States
 
 1960 Carmen Red
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2014-10-19 06:56:52 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 10/19/14
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-Convertible-1960-jaguar-with-only-41-k-miles-it-s-lik ...
Current bid US $45,000 reserve not met, 3 bids 6 days left in auction.

Sellers description:
Vin #: 5838697BW
This car came out of Florida it was garage kept and is in excellent condition. It is as good as it gets when talking about these cars. One in the condition of this one is rare to say the least. It has been in Florida for most of its existence. Everything works on it including the side vents which still open and function. The car is as clean on the bottom as the top.

2015-03-10 10:09:29 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 3/10/15
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-XK150S-1960-jaguar-xk-150-s-/291402499832
Opening bid US $50,000 reserve not met no bids 6 days left in auction.

Previous auction ended at $70,200 after 9 bids.

2015-03-11 10:08:28 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 3/11/15
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-XK150-1960-jaguar-xk-150-/291402499832
Opening bid US $50,000 reserve not met no bids 5 days left in auction. 41k miles. Same location.

Sellers description:
1960 Jaguar XK150
Vin#: 5838697BW

This is a one of a kind collector car! It has been fully restored and is on like new condition. The car came out of the sunny state of Florida where it has been in shows and kept indoors for most of its life. There are only a few of these cars known to still exist and even fewer to be in the condition as this one. Everything on the car is original to the car but it has been restored and painted. Never any body work needed to be done during the restoration the frame and body on the car are as solid as they came from the factory. The car is as good as they get and will hopefully find its way into the garage of a collector who knows its true worth.

2015-03-19 09:52:20 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 3/19/15
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-XK150-/291410388291
Car has a buy it now price of $189,834 for 6 days.

Previous auction ended at $59,144 after 12 bids.

2016-01-27 13:46:23 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 1/27/16
www.ebay.com/itm/Jaguar-XK-150-/291670466207
Current bid US $28,100 reserve not met 6 bids 6 days left in auction. Seller larr_mino, 41k miles, same location.

Sellers description:
This XK150 was completed on February 15, 1960, and then shipped to Jaguar of Eastern Canada. It was equipped with the desirable 3.8-liter engine and fitted with the so-called B-type cylinder head, as found on the 3.4-liter Special Equipment model. Its 220 horsepower was a welcome addition, as the Standard and SE 3.4-liters produced 190- and 210-horsepower ratings, respectively. This lovely example has undergone a proper and very high-quality restoration performed by Jaguar professionals, with virtually no expense spared. The body received a bare-metal refinish in fresh red paint, with carefully fitted panels, and it is handsomely accompanied by a black convertible top and beautifully restored brightwork. The interior has been trimmed in subtle black leather, which complements the exterior beautifully. Additionally, the engine, gearbox, drivetrain, and all systems were thoroughly rebuilt. In addition to the desirable 3.8-liter engine this model is equipped with dual fog lamps, a proper dual-exhaust system, and a fully equipped trunk.

2017-04-13 04:51:57 | Reno writes:

The XK is now in Germany (City: Pforzheim) and offered for sale from private.

m.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html

Jaguar XK-150 3.8
Erstzulassung: 08/1960
Kilometer: 65.600 km

2020-07-23 11:11:10 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 7/20

rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/0520/open-roads--north-america/lots/r0095-1960-jaguar ...

Auction description:

Lot Number 130

1960 Jaguar XK 150 3.8 Drophead Coupe 'Automatic'

$60,000 - $80,000

Sold For $62,700

RM | Online Only - OPEN ROADS, NORTH AMERICA 23 - 30 JULY 2020 - Auction Closes on 30 July 2020

Chassis No. S 838697 BW

Finished in lovely shade of Red over black

Fitted from the factory with a three-speed BorgWarner automatic gearbox

The ultimate grand touring-oriented XK model

Accompanied by JDHT Certificate and tool roll

Please note that this lot will need to be collected from Lynchburg, VA - Virginia

Please note that this title is in transit.

According to the accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate, this particular example, chassis S 838697 BW, was completed on 9 February 1960. It was dispatched a little under a month later on 3 March 1960 and sold via Jaguar Cars of New York, New York. A luxurious Drophead Coupe, the car was originally Cream over a Light Blue interior with a Blue top; during the car’s restoration, it was refinished in a striking shade of red over a black interior.

Further, this car was specified with an automatic transmission paired with a 3.8-litre inline-six. In addition to the option’s rarity, the automatic gearbox emphasizes the luxurious, grand touring side of the XK 150, offering comfortable driving in any environment. This car is accompanied by JDHT certificate and tool roll.

2020-12-21 11:02:20 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:

hymanltd.com/vehicles/6761-1960-jaguar-xk150-3-8-drophead/

Seller's description:

Offered here is a splendid XK150 with the versatile and lovely drophead coupe body, and the rare, highly desirable 3.8-litre engine. According to the accompanying Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate, this car was produced in February 1960 and dispatched for Jaguar Cars, New York, about a month later. The factory build records show this is a genuine 3.8-litre car equipped with the extremely rare optional Borg-Warner automatic gearbox. Originally finished in cream over blue trim, it was the recipient of a comprehensive restoration and is now finished in a striking combination of Carmen Red with black upholstery and hood. The older restoration is well-maintained and has mellowed gently, giving the car an appealing character that invites regular use. The red paintwork is in excellent order all around, with good detailing and finish quality. The brightwork and body fittings are in similarly good condition, and exterior details include correct Lucas headlights and fog lamps, chrome exhaust tips, and beautiful chrome wire wheels fitted with period-correct Pirelli Cinturato tires that provide the proper stance and handling characteristics.

The primary appeal of the XK150 is that it offers considerably more space and comfort compared to its older brethren, making it the ideal choice for drivers. This example features a pleasingly well-restored cabin, trimmed in the proper materials, including leather seats, wool carpets, and vinyl coverings on the door panels and dash. The seats display a bit of light creasing consistent with regular use, while some minor wear is noted on the driver’s outer bolster. Greeting the pilot is a factory-correct four-spoke steering wheel and an array of Smiths instruments in the central fascia, which is correctly trimmed in gray vinyl. For the first time in an XK sports car, there was no wood trim offered across the range. Jaguar employed an unusual but creative solution for the gear selector, mounting it horizontally on the dash, just below the gauges. The black canvas soft fits well and is insulated and lined with a broadcloth headliner to reduce noise, and includes a matching canvas boot cover. A period-correct tool kit accompanies the sale.

Per the Heritage Certificate, the original numbers-matching 3.8-litre inline-six remains in its rightful place under the bonnet. The engine displays a slight patina from age and use, yet it is quite tidy, properly-detailed, and attractive – dressed in its signature polished alloy cam covers and twin SU carburetors. It runs well, with the smoothness and ample low-end torque that defines Jaguar’s legendary big ‘six.

With its powerful 3.8-litre engine and rarely-seen automatic gearbox, this XK150 falls firmly on the Grand Touring side of the XK-series scale, providing its occupants with relaxed, easy-going performance with all of the style and character that enthusiasts expect from these iconic Jaguars.

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