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S838990

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 S838990 27 October 1960
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 22 October 1960 United States
 
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Record Creation: Entered on 7 January 2021.

Database Updates: Show dataplate edits

 

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2007-02-09 10:42:09 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 2/9/07
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-DHC-3-8-1961-Jaguar-XK150-DHC-3-8_W0QQitemZ260085 ...
Car has a buy it now price of $145,000 for 20 days. No offers.

Sellers description:
This rare and matching numbers 1961 Jaguar XK 150 DHC 3.8 is Black with Red Leather Interior and a Black Stayfast Top. It had a concours restoration and everything on the car was done according to Jaguar Standards both mechanically and cosmetically. It is one of the last cars manufactured, and certainly the prettiest that we have owned.

Chassis# S838990
Engine # VA2155

2007-02-12 05:03:54 | Peter Ingram writes:

Yes it is the 20th from the end of production. Only 4 later LHD 150 Dropheads are known to have survived. Indeed this may well be the last known example in America

2007-03-15 09:18:33 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 3/15/07
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-DHC-3-8-1961-Jaguar-XK150-DHC-3-8_W0QQitemZ260096 ...
Car has a buy it now price of $145,000 for 20 days. No offers.

Previous listing received 2 offers.

2008-08-13 20:58:15 | pauls writes:

Additional information about the car found at:
www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z8144/Jaguar_XK150.aspx

"This 1961 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Drophead Coupe was offered for sale at the 2007 Blackhawk Collection Exhibit held at the Pebble Beach Concours. It carried a price tag of $145,000 and it left the auction under new ownership."

2020-12-29 06:45:45 | pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 12/29/20

www.ebay.com/itm/1961-Jaguar-XK/133620992405

Car has a buy it now price of $169,000 for 29 days, seller leftcoastclassics, now said to be in Sonoma, California, previously NYC, New York, 48k miles.

Seller's description:

Unique opportunity to own radio icon Michael Savage's 1961 Jaguar XK150 3.8-litre Drophead Coupe. A mere 79 XK-150 convertibles were produced in this final year of production, and even fewer utilized the more powerful 3.8-litre engine adding 15% more horsepower over the standard 3.4-litre engine.

This handsome Drophead Coupe had a "complete Concours restoration with everything on the car done to Jaguar standards both mechanically and cosmetically," according to Blackhawk Collection when previously offered for sale at their exhibit at the Pebble Beach Concours in 2007. It is Jaguar Heritage Certified, numbers matching, and was beautifully and properly refinished in its original black over red.

It includes the Jaguar Heritage Certificate, owner's manual and maintenance records during Doctor Savages ownership, and of course, the cache of being owned by arguably one of America's most controversial, notable, and famous personalities.

The factory, numbers-matching 3.8-litre, 3,781cc DOHC inline 6-cylinder motor still sits below its original number-matching head. It starts effortlessly even after weeks of sitting, running smoothly, and burning clean with a lovely, eager growling note. During my extensive 3 hour photoshoot and run-time, it consistently ran cool. On the road, it reacts quickly to driver demands.

The 4-speed Moss gearbox shifts easily and accurately through the gears, the suspension is excellent with a recent set of adjustable Spax shocks all-around, polyurethane bushings including upper and lower control arm bushings and sway bar mounts. It has excellent brakes, just serviced including a new master cylinder, reservoir, rotors, and hoses. The car rides nicely on 16" chrome wire wheels wrapped in 6.50/R16 Coker Classic radial whitewalls. In addition, the SU carburetors were just rebuilt and the starter replaced.

The exterior finish is smooth as glass with brilliant depth and shine. The glass, rubber, chrome, stainless and cloth hood look to have been re-commissioned at the time of the restoration and show well with just mild aging as should be expected. This pretty old Jaguar has a lovely overall appearance and feeling to it.

The interior is beautiful and comfortable. The leather, panels, dash, gauges, chrome, headliner, and rugs are in very nice condition and pleasing for even long drives. The convergence of high-quality materials wreak of that intoxicating classic British scent that can only be experienced in a vintage Jaguar. The hood folds down easily, and there is a matching boot cover for top-down cruising. This lovely XK150 is a wonderfully comfortable car to ride in, pleasing to its lucky passengers' senses.

This is a rare opportunity to own the only 3.8-litre XK150 DHC presently for sale in the US with the added cache of major celebrity ownership.

2020-12-29 07:43:29 | M Barnett writes:

Build date of 22 Oct does not look correct as other cars built after 838990 show a much earlier build dates.

838991 = 7 Oct

838995 = 10 Oct

838997 = 11 Oct

839000 = 13 Oct

839007 = 17 Oct

839010 = 25 Oct.

Could the 22nd be a mistake and should be a 2 Oct. ?

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