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T825028DN

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United KingdomYHP791

United States064700

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Record Creation: Entered on 25 July 2020.

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Heritage Notes

Coventry registration YHP 791. Used as a press car by Jaguar until early 1961. Displayed by Jaguar at the London Motor Show held at Earls Court October 1959.

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2005-11-28 15:53:24 | Roger writes:

I received this note from the owner:

"I own this car and it is in Detroit, MIchigan. It is the FIRST XK 150 S 3.8 litre, built for the 1959 London Motor Show and used as a press car by Jaguar until early 1961. In 1999 Tony Okeeffe at JDHT located the car for the CEO of Ford Motor Company, Jac Nasser. It was subsequently displayed for a number of years at the JDHT museum. About one year ago I acquired the car from my friend Mr. Nasser. The folowing are the full specs:

Coventry registration YHP 791
Chassis T 825028 DN
Engine VAS 1001-9
Trans JLS 44721 9
Body J 10467
Built 18th September 1959 registered 12th October 1959 FHC, RHD, BRG, suede green interior sold to Henlys in London January 1961

The car can be viewed online at www.docsjags.com, new listing 300-3029,. It can also be found at other web locations using YHP 791. I have 14 binders of material on this car dating back to 1959."

2005-11-28 16:49:13 | Richard J. Bondy writes:

Road tested by Chris Jennings in The Motor January 6, 1960. Reviewed by John Bolster in Autosport June 17, 1960. Appears in Jeremy Boyce book, Jaguar XK Series-The Complete Story also in Chris Harvey's book.The Jaguar XK. The history of the car is covered by Paul Skilleter in Jaguar XKs. Displayed at the JDHT from 1999 until 2003.. It was imported to the USA by it's former owner, then CEO of the Ford Motor Company, Jac Nasser. It has covered 74,229 miles from new. Restored from 1987 until 1999, about 700 miles since then, just enough to maintain it's character ! Full records from new.

2006-03-07 23:35:09 | pauls writes:

Car listed as sold by Docs Jags 1/15/06
www.docsjags.com/sales/coupes/etypescoupes.html

Description:
1959 XK 150 S 3.8 liter Fixed head coupe, Right Hand Drive; In British Racing Green ( original color, not the "NEW" style lighter green) ; This is THE FIRST 3.8 LITER "S" BUILT, in Sept. 18, 1959. Chassis # T825028. ; Body # J 10467;

The first engine of this new series, motor number VAS 1001--9, was installed along with a four speed, Laycock de Normanville electric overdrive, number JLS44721 JS.; At 265, this was the most powerful of all the XK production models and the exact prototype for the coming 1961 E-type sensation. On October 12, 1959 Jaguar registered this car in Coventry, England as a company owned vehicle and it currently retains this original plate, YHP 791 .Jaguar Cars Ltd. displayed this car at the London Motor Show, held at Earl's Court in late October, 1959. The car was painted British Racing Green with a Suede Green leather interior. After the show closed the car remained in service with Jaguar until February, 1061. All history is documented from all subsequent owners.

At the conclusion of the show Christopher Jennings, the editor of the "The Motor" asked for the use of YHP 791 to tour Scotland. He published his review along with photographs of the Jaguar on January 6, 1960. The next major review along with photographs of YHP 791 appeared on June 17, 1960 by John Bolster of "Autosport". Bolster obtained a timed speed of 136.3 mph with full equipment, including the original fog lamps. While part of the Jaguar Press fleet, the car was photographed on the streets of London during 1960 and appears in Jeremy Boyce's Jaguar XK - The Complete Story. Production of all body types of the 3.8 liter XK 150 S totaled 265 cars between 1959 and 1961. Of this 111 were FHC and RHD, a larger number than were left drive since the factory wanted the service receipts near home as to better evaluate the engine prior to its being placed into the new E-type in 1961.

This particular car is generally viewed as the most important of all of the XK 150 "S"s to have survived. YHP 791 was restored in England as an unmolested, low mileage (74,248) specimen from 1994 until 2002. Since that time it has covered an additional 700 miles, just enough to maintain its character.

All component numbers on the car match and have been documented by the Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust along with the car's remarkable company history. Ownership records, MOT, insurance, service, restoration (photographs and documentation), and correspondence, inspection, and Press reports, along with manuals, brochures, and books have been compiled. The last previous owner was very well known in the Ford hierarchy and purchased in 1999. The car was later exhibited at the Jaguar-Daimler Heritage Trust Museum in Coventry until that Ford motor exec imported the car (after its full restoration) to the States in 2003.

The following improvements have been fitted:
1. Unleaded fuel conversion
2. Power rack and pinion steering
3. Alternator with negative ground
4. Upgraded cooling system, with electric fan and high flow radiator
5. Five chrome wire wheels with Pirelli 4000 205x70xR15s (originals remain with the car)

Due to its specifications, history, restoration, and documentation, this vehicle is near the top of the scale which bestows value and interest.
priced at $109,500

2009-12-16 06:21:22 | Peter Ingram writes:

This engine VAS 1001-9 is also claimed by 150 RHD rdstr T820067DN. Comments please

2010-01-20 06:27:02 | Rick Bondy writes:

You will see in the detailed photo above the head is numbered VAS 1001-9. The block is numbered the same. Both were closely examined by me during my ownership. The head and block number were previously verified by the Trust prior to the car's long term exhibition there.

2020-07-25 10:54:10 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 8/20

rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/mo20/shift-monterey/lots/r0054-1959-jaguar-xk-150-s-3 ...

Auction description:

1959 Jaguar XK 150 S 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe

RM | Online Only - SHIFT/MONTEREY 14 - 15 AUGUST 2020

Chassis No. T 825028 DN

Engine No. VAS 1001-9

Gearbox No. JLS 447219

Body No. J 10467

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