|Open Two Seater||Black|
|Left Hand Drive||Black|
|Jaguar Cars, New York|
|14 November 1958|
|F16608||Rancho Santa Fe|
|24 October 1958||United States|
|Original||New York City|
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Record Creation: Entered on 16 February 2009.
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Vehicle fitted with a close ratio transmission and is a 1959 model year
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2009-02-16 11:17:09 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 2/16/09
Current bid $30,100 reserve not met, 9 bids 9 days left in auction.
You are looking at the most drivable of the classic roadsters. This is an original 1959 Jaguar XK150-S. It was delivered to its first California owner with a factory close ratio transmission making this car even more fun to drive. It has its original numbers matching engine, cylinder head and transmission. It is an original Carmen Red automobile with black interior. You can drive this car anywhere. We do. We even drive it in Manhattan traffic with no problems. This car is very fast, and the engine runs cool even when sitting in traffic.
My apologies, but I do not typically trust other peoples restorations. You never know what is underneath the new paint. Restored and not driven is even worse. This driver quality car wears paint that is probably about thirty years old. So there is no concern of hidden issues. This car has been regularly driven and enjoyed by its owners. This is the way I prefer to purchase automobiles which I intend to keep.
A picture of the Jaguar Heritage Certificate is included below showing an original 150-S, and its original owner to be H.S. Sangel of Rancho Santa Fe, California.
On April 7, 1982 this 150-S was purchased by Dr. Paul Carpenter of Thomasville, Georgia. A three page letter written by Dr. Carpenter in 1997 to describe the then condition of the car is included below. He describes an excellent automobile that was regularly driven by him and thoroughly enjoyed. At that time the car had 67,284 original miles.
In 1997 Henry Gates Ripley of Skokie, Illinois became the next owner. In September of 1999 he and his wife Terri went to the Jaguar Club of North America, Greater Chicago meet where this 150-S, even with its old paint, scored 994.40 out of 1000 points. A copy of the scoresheet is included below. The Ripley's clearly enjoyed this car, driving it an average of over 2,000 miles a year for the next 16 years. The car was serviced by International Motors. They spent approximately $24,000 going through the car mechanically; see copies of receipts below which of course come with the car.
The moment you drive this car you will know that you are feeling what this car felt like when it was new. And the factory disk brakes will provide the confidence to drive this car in any kind of traffic.
My partner and I purchased this automobile in May of 2008. My partner restores classic Jaguars to very high standards.
Besides being a beautiful roadster with the top down this is one of those very rare roadster's that even looks great with the top up; the tear drop shape of the top making it reminiscent of the Talbot Lago coupe's (if you have ever seen one of these cars with the top up you know). You can also comfortably get in and out with the top up. The framed glass side windows make this car drivable in all weather should you ever get caught in inclement weather.
Please note the door panels you see in the pictures below are the original interior door panels. The car is inspected. The horn works intermittently. The only body work done on the car appears to be repair of damage to the left door and rear fender without damage to the frame. There is rust by the bottom of the battery box (I have given you the ugliest picture of the battery box I could take so you can see how solid this car is). Car is registered as a 1960 as is typical with registration following the first title date. Sorry we did not clean or vacume the car before taking pictures, however that will not keep you from seeing how beautiful this car is.
2009-03-13 09:38:52 | pauls writes:
Car returns to ebay 3/13/09
Current bid $20,100 reserve not met, 5 bids 6 days left in auction.
Previous auction ended at $60,600 reserve not met after 62 bids.