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T820026DN

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2009-09-04 17:34:36 | Keith Whitehead writes:

I purchased this car on 1 August 2009, it is in good condition. I am fitting a new hood. Th engine No. is VS 1867 - 9, Body No. F 17037, Gearbox No. JLS 43436 JS. Exterior is Signal Red with black interior and black hood. Date of manufactureis 11 February 1959. The car is now in East Sussex UK

2015-02-10 10:46:28 | PaulW writes:

Chassis number should have a DN suffix

2019-10-09 10:08:02 | MBarnett writes:

This engine number is also listed in 832017 in Japan

2021-09-02 10:25:20 | pauls writes:

Car at auction 9/21

themarket.co.uk/en/listings/jaguar/xk-150-s-34-roadster/6e9c5b76-31c0-4345-95e4- ...

As noted the car was delivered in Cream and now Red but was seen in light blue in 1969.

Auction description:

Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Odometer Reading: 117889

Chassis Number: T820026 D/H

Engine: 3400

Gearbox: Manual with overdrive

Steering position: RHD

Colour: Red

Interior: Black

Estimated Price: £145,000 - £175,000

We are delighted to be offering for sale a matching numbers, original right-hand drive XK150 convertible which rolled down the production line in 1959.

Supplied by renowned Jaguar dealers Henlys, the car was delivered in March of that year to the very lucky Mr H Little of Barnet.

Our seller was lucky enough to acquire the car way back in 2009 and it has formed part of a small collection of classic cars. With advancing years and with the car mostly lying idle, he has made the decision that the time is now right to let his prized Jaguar move on to pastures new.

He reports that the car drives very well and unsurprisingly turns heads wherever it goes. Not only that, but the car has also won several awards at XK club events which gives a fair indication of the quality of this car.

Furthermore, the XK150 also graced the front cover of December 2014’s XK Gazette magazine, an accolade not afforded to many.

On the Outside

Records show that the XK started life painted cream with a black interior. Our seller, an XK aficionado, informs us that this was never an especially popular colour combination and that most have now been resprayed.

British Racing Green was a popular choice, but we rather applaud the decision to go for red. It helps to draw attention to the car’s beautiful lines.

The repaint was done before our seller’s ownership, which does date the paint finish. However, it is undoubtedly a testament to the care and attention that has been undoubtedly lavished on the XK since, that the paintwork still presents so well.

We can spot few flaws. This is a small area of bubbling paint on the nearside front wing, a small chip on the edge of the bonnet and the paint is marked on the front edge of the driver’s side door. All very minor details.

Our seller replaced the hood back in 2009 and though it is in reasonable order, it is somewhat creased as our seller left it down, only driving the car on sunny days and never when rain was forecast. It also has a few red paint marks which may be removable.

It is a tad tricky to put up, there being a distinct knack to it, and we are told that practice makes perfect!

The chrome work has undoubtedly been looked after correctly, so the new owner will need to stock up on cleaner in order to keep it looking so smart.

The bar at the front displays a lovely assortment of period badges, which shows the clubs our enthusiast owner belonged to. Always a good sign!

Pretty chrome wire wheels complete the look, and they appear to be in tip top condition. Matching Avon tyres are fitted and as we never tire of pointing out, good tyres are always a good indication of careful and considered classic car ownership.

On the Inside

The black leather seats are showing their age a tad. There is a lovely patina to them and we would be tempted to just treat them to some hide food and perhaps a little coloured dye. Our seller bought this car to use and that he has done, so the interior helps tell the car’s story.

The rather large wood steering wheel will take some getting used to for the uninitiated and there’s no doubt the steering is a tad on the heavy side when manoeuvring at low speed. An electric power steering conversion is possible and was something our seller did consider.

Lovely instruments take pride of place in the centre of the dash and provide key information. Sat below is a push button radio, but surely the only sound you want to hear is that lovely six-cylinder engine purring away…

Ahead of the gear lever you will spy the overdrive switch, fitted in this unusual place. Our seller reckons the car may have been used in competition in its early life, hence the proximity to the gears. Apparently, the overdrive automatically disengages when changing down from top gear.

The keen eye may also have spotted the temperature gauge for the Moss gearbox, sited to the right of the steering wheel. Another indication of the car’s competition past, maybe?

The boot is in fair condition, and you will see that the car comes with some tailormade luggage, in red to match the car. Just think of all those wonderful weekends away….

Underneath

We always include plenty of photographs of a car’s underside and we suggest you pause a while to take a look at the ones we have. Other than some dirt and a few very minor areas of surface rust, there is nothing we can spot that would concern us in any way.

We would give the area a good clean and perhaps apply a splash more underseal in places. Prevention is better than cure.

That powerful six-cylinder engine fills the engine bay rather nicely and we can spot all the signs of careful maintenance. All is neat and tidy without being overprepared and glossy.

The paint to the underside of the bonnet may disappoint some, but this should not be difficult to improve.

The car starts easily and we are told drives beautifully by our seller and is more than capable of keeping up with modern traffic. He fitted an electric Kenlowe fan to help keep the old girl cool and we are told it does its job well, even on the hottest of days.

History Highlights

We have a raft of invoices and assorted paperwork with the car and we have included pictures in our gallery. Pause a while and take it all in.

You will spot bills aplenty from Berwick Service Station in East Sussex, located close to our seller’s home. Not only do they specialise in classic car maintenance, but the proprietor Richard Millar is also an XK150 owner himself. Who better then to entrust your car to?

Recent work carried out includes a new Yuasa battery and new speedo cable amongst other things.

Older, more substantial bills show replacement of the worn steering rack, replacement of the fuel tank and the fitting of new seat belts.

The car also comes with its original owner’s manual and various Heritage certificates.

The last MoT was carried out in 2014 and from that we can see that the car has covered less than a thousand miles since then.

2021-09-03 07:09:19 | mbarnett writes:

Car has rare manual overdrive.

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