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United Kingdom5754DU

United StatesXK150

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Record Creation: Entered on 17 February 2019.

Database Updates: Show dataplate edits

Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"

 

Photos of S838847DN

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Detail Photos: Interior (8)

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2009-01-09 09:31:57 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 1/9/09
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-3-8-DHC-1960-Jaguar-XK150-3-8-Drop-Head-Convertib ...
Current bid $40,000 reserve not met, 1 bid, 9 days left in auction.
Car being offered by Cooper Classic Cars.

Sellers description:
1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 DHC
Virgin Two Owner car
58,000 original miles
Chassis # S838847 DN
Engine # VA1812-9

This 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 DHC is Black with a red leather interior and white top. It is a two owner car with 58,459 original miles. Original cars are highly sought after in the market today, and this is a very nice and virginal example of an XK150 DHC with the desirable 3.8 engine. A matching numbers car with original paint, interior, carpeting, convertible top, etc. We purchased the car from the second owner who had the car sitting for some time. Our expert Jaguar mechanic inspected and tuned the car. A new stainless steel exhaust system was installed as well as new brakes, and the car runs and drives well. Original Owner's manual is included. Overall this is a wonderful opportunity to own one of the most desirable Jaguars in virginal and original condition.

2009-02-28 09:52:31 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 2/28/09
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-3-8-DHC-1960-Jaguar-XK150-3-8-Drop-Head-Convertib ...
Opening bid $40,000 reserve not met, no bids yet 9 days left in auction.

Previous auction ended at $50,100 reserve not met after 6 bids.

2009-08-20 10:30:22 | Anonymous writes:

Looks like a great car.
Was it ever sold.
Is the car showable ?

2011-02-21 11:01:40 | EX Owner writes:

Would like to know what happened after she was sold by Cooper Classics. Correction, the car was in the barn for 25 years, when taken out, it was if she had been stored for a month. Oh, I still have that old Super 8 Sound System etc.

2011-05-20 15:03:38 | Richard writes:

Can Posts of 2010-07-30 19:58:02 be removed ???

As the ex Owner, I would like to give more detailed information about the car.
Example. the car was purchesed in England the previous owner toured Europe then shipped the car to NH
I regret the 2010-07-30 post

2013-03-12 21:12:09 | Richard writes:

Would like to know what happened to the old girl. Have photos, awards etc that the new owner may be interested in. Cheers

2013-03-13 07:02:06 | Peter Ingram writes:

Richard: Can you confirm it still had its original engine in your hands

2013-03-13 15:26:37 | Anonymous writes:

Why do you want to know ?

2013-03-14 06:36:55 | Peter Ingram writes:

It was confused with 834369 but that was clearly wrong and the numbers shown in the pics above are correct

2013-09-24 20:48:44 | Richard writes:

Yes the Old Girl had the original Engine(Don't know who Anonymous is).
Note: For many years the car was registered from Jackson N.H with plate number XK150. Have plates, photos, awards, some tools, and history, etc.

2013-09-24 20:56:17 | Richard writes:

Note: Did have transmission work done, brakes rebuilt,
(turned car over in 1973 minimal damage,required new windshield), Auto hit left rear fender in 1979, Sold car 2009 with original tires, tires and exhaust were replaced. Very Low Mileage.

2017-11-14 12:25:27 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:
classiccars.com/listings/view/1023635/1960-jaguar-xk150-for-sale-in-maldon-essex ...

Sellers description:
Jaguar XK150 3.8 DHC LHD
This delightful car is a very original XK150 Drophead Coupe with the desirable 3.8 Litre engine.
Completed on 17th May 1960 it was built in left hand drive but being a Personal Export Delivery car it was initially registered in Coventry with the number 5754DU. The first owner, a Mr F W Frost of Jackson New Hampshire, collected the car from Coventry and used it for a European driving tour before shipping it back to the United States in the autumn of 1960.
Over the following decades the car was very carefully maintained and subsequently dry stored by its second owner for 25 years. The next change in ownership took place in 2009 when the car moved to South Carolina before being imported to the UK in 2011 at which time it received a thorough overhaul by JD Classics.
The car has subsequently benefitted from extensive cosmetic work including a recent re-trim and re-paint and accordingly now presents beautifully in the factory-original Black with Red interior. With just over 58,000 original miles this remarkable car offers a wonderful opportunity to acquire a few-owner, highly original, professionally restored XK150 which retains its original Coventry registration number. All Numbers Match to the vehicle's factory data sheet. An ideal candidate for JD Sport upgrades.

Price:Contact Seller
Location:Maldon, Essex,
Year:1960
Make:Jaguar
Model:XK150
Exterior Color:BLACK
VIN:838847

2018-03-23 15:01:58 | Richard writes:

Would like to know what happened to the car. I still have original plates, awards,photos, awards etc.

2018-11-19 14:48:06 | Richard writes:

The reason the car was in the barn was, for repair work. Mechanic stowed his cars and everything else behind the Jag and could not get the car out. When shifting to second, the gears were grinding, the transmission was to have been repaired and breaks replaced, recently found that the transmission was replaced, not repaired. Trying to find transmission as mechanic left storage areas filled with vintage cars, parts and all sorts of collections after he vacated the barn. Very interesting person, Engineer, Classically trained Guitarist, Piano, Mensa,  hoarder, 100% memory retention, never wrote anything  done, he will be missed.  

2018-12-08 16:25:19 | Richard writes:

Recently Found that Gear Box was Replaced instead of being Repaired. Trying to find the Original Gear Box.

2019-02-17 12:00:58 | pauls writes:

Now offered at:

woodham-mortimer.com/Cars/For-Sale/1960-Jaguar-XK150-LHD-38-DROPHEAD-COUPE-LHD/8 ...

Seller's description:

Completed on 17th May 1960 it was built in left hand drive but being a Personal Export Delivery car it was initially registered in Coventry with the number 5754DU. The first owner, a Mr F W Frost of Jackson New Hampshire, collected the car from Coventry and used it for a European driving tour before shipping it back to the United States in the autumn of 1960.

Over the following decades the car was very carefully maintained and subsequently dry stored by its second owner for 25 years. The next change in ownership took place in 2009 when the car moved to South Carolina before being imported to the UK in 2011 at which time it received a thorough overhaul by ourselves.

The car has subsequently benefitted from extensive cosmetic work including a recent re-trim and re-paint and accordingly now presents beautifully in the factory-original Black with Red interior. With just over 58,000 original miles this remarkable car offers a wonderful opportunity to acquire a few-owner, highly original, professionally restored XK150 which retains its original Coventry registration number. All Numbers Match to the vehicle's factory data sheet. An ideal candidate for JD Sport upgrades.

2019-05-03 10:00:48 | pauls writes:

Car was at auction 4/19

rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/es19/essen/lots/r0218-1960-jaguar-xk-150-38-drophead- ...%C3%A9/757719

Auction description:

Lot 299

1960 Jaguar XK 150 3.8 Drophead Coupé

Sold For €102.000

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.RM | Sotheby's - ESSEN 11 - 12 APRIL 2019

Chassis S 838847 DN rolled off the Browns Lane production line in May 1960 with the desirable 3.8-litre engine and manual overdrive gearbox. The car was built in left-hand-drive configuration but as a personal export car, it was initially registered in Coventry as ‘5754 DU’. The car’s first owner, Mr F.W. Frost, of New Hampshire, collected the car personally and embarked on a European driving tour before eventually returning to the U.S. in the autumn of 1960.

Over the course of the following decades the car led a sheltered life, being dry stored for some 25 years by its second owner before moving to South Carolina in 2009 and eventually returning to the UK in 2011. Pictures of the car in 2009 show that it was in remarkably original condition. The car has subsequently been re-painted and re-trimmed in the original colour combination and benefits from a full mechanical overall by a well-known UK Jaguar specialist.

2019-09-02 03:08:09 | Houtkamp writes:

Dear all, we currently own this beautiful Jaguar XK 150 and read many nice stories from people who have parts/tools as well as old pictures etc.


Would it be possible to get in touch with you?


Our e-mail is: Rutger@Houtkamp.nl



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