|Fixed Head Coupe||Grey|
|Right Hand Drive|
|17 September 1960||United Kingdom|
|1960||Old English White|
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Record Creation: Entered on 24 January 2021.
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2014-09-18 19:45:49 | pauls writes:
Car was at auction in '07
Lot number 84
Hammer value N/S (est. £31,000 - 35,000)
Description Jaguar XK150S 3.8 FHC MOD (RHD)
Registration YUD 931
Engine size 3,781 cc
Chassis No. T825350
Engine No. VAS1287/9
At the time of cataloguing we have been unable to establish the early history of this car because many of the documents, including the original buff log book, are still in the hands of the previous owner who is currently moving house and cannot readily locate them. However, we hope to have them available for inspection on sale day. In conversation with him we have established that he acquired the car in the early 1970s when it had about 65,000 miles on the clock. An old MOT from 1969 which is still with the car confirms that it had done 57,000 miles at that date.
He states that the car was then in exceptionally sound, original condition apart from the grey/blue paintwork which had begun to fade. He kept the car as part of a collection of Jaguars and only used it sparingly. In the early 1980s he decided to strip the car to bare metal and have it repainted in then fashionable Old English White. He states that the only rust found on the car was on the inner sills which were both replaced. The rest of the chassis and all the outer panels on the car are said to be totally original and to have never been welded or otherwise repaired. Even the battery trays are said to be the original items.
At the same time the engine and gearbox were also stripped and overhauled, the chromework was replated as necessary and the interior was removed to renovate it and change the colour from pale grey to red. The previous owner further states that the front seats are still covered in their original leather which was revitalised and recoloured by a German crafstman, with the stunning results you see today.
The car had covered approximately 70,000 miles at the time of the refurbishment when the odometer was re-set to zero. It is now showing 4,100 miles which is said to be the total mileage covered since then. A road test of the car in the November 1999 issue of Classic Cars magazine (which is in the history file) gave it a 9 out of 10 condition rating at that date.
The car was acquired by the current vendor in 2000 and has only had very light use since. It has just sailed through its latest MOT test with no problems reported whatsoever. The condition of this remarkable car speaks for itself but we urge all potential buyers to study the history file before they make their bids.
2015-09-13 01:07:10 | Paul writes:
This car was my first ride in an XK at the age of 4 when my father bought it in 1969, then in its original Cotswold blue. It was joined by several others although only one other is in this registry. Have contemporary pictures if the current owner is interested.
2015-11-29 09:18:22 | Richard writes:
Paul, I am the present owner having purchased the car a year ago. It has had a full mechanical refurbishment to S spec at Jaguar Heritage. Body and interior still in very good condition.
I'm piecing together its history as though I have the buff log book, the history prior to the last owner is sketchy.
Would be great to see the contemporary pictures.
2016-01-15 09:39:53 | Paul Whitfield writes:
Richard, I can tell you details of the first owner. It was The Honorable Sherman Stonor of Stonor Park Oxfordshire. I found details of the car registration in the Oxfordshire archives. The car was built on 16 Sep 1960 and was registered with YUD 931 on 21 April 1963, but had previously been registered DBW 999. The Hon Stonor owned at least 4 XKs (a 120, a 140, a 150 DHC and this 150 FHC); all were registered at one time DBW 999.