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For Sale: 1959 Jaguar XK150
in Manson, Washington

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___ 1959 Jaguar 3.4L XK 150S OTS ___ --- For Sale ---

This is an ORIGINAL UK specification XK150S that needs to be repatriated.
As indicated by the Heritage sheet this is a Factory overdrive and correct S engine Jaguar.

Original registration: 105 HBH. HBH is a Buckinghamshire (Luton, BH is the identifier) issued plate.
As originally registered in England, may be re-imported to UK tax free.
Numerous pieces of documentation available. Export and bill of sale documents. Registration book.
Date of Registration 14 05 59

Body style Open Two Seater
Specification Right Hand Drive
VIN/Chassis Number T820041D/N
Engine Number VS1999-9
Body number F17122
Gearbox number JLS44019JS
Color, exterior Pearl
Interior Light blue, (changed to New blue)
hood Black, (changed to New blue)
Date built 1 May 1959
Date dispatched May 13 1959
Main distributor Henlys
First owner No first owner recorded
Additional note Vehicle equipped with overdrive transmission

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__ RESTORATION __ Completed September 2011.
Exceptional car which was comprehensively restored by well known Jaguar specialist Sean Johnson of Austin Healer/Elite Restorations. Documentation available. The body off restoration is complete and extensive. Body was taken to bare metal, fitted to perfection, interior trimmed in the beautiful New Blue color. The interior was completely renewed with the correct materials to the correct patterns. It is in a spectacular color combination of Pearl Grey exterior and New Blue interior that accents nicely with the New Blue Leather interior and carpet. Canvas Roof is also New Blue with matching Tonneau cover. Chrome work re-plated to show level and all hardware panels in proper finish.

__ Following are notes by the restorer __

__ BODY __
The car was media blasted to bare metal and then primed with PPG DP epoxy primer. I used PPG catalyzed hi build primers and sealed with DP epoxy reduced as a sealer. Topcoats were in PPG Concept catalyzed polyurethane enamel. The car was topcoated 3 coats and then blocked with 600 grit and then final topcoats with concept and polished. (3 additional coats) the underside and the insides of the panels are finished in flat black DP epoxy as original.

__ ENGINE __
The engine was completely rebuilt and the pistons are the correct 9:1 compression ratio. When I took it apart it had been fitted with 8:1 pistons. The 9:1 pistons are not available so I had a set made. (veniola SP?) I believe the engine is .030 for the bore and .010 on the main and rod bearings. The cams are to stock grind.

The carbs and the electric aux. carb were all rebuilt and the carbs were fit with new throttle shafts at that time. Every aspect performs as it should and the operation of the electric choke is as per new. New fuel pumps and all of the fuel lines are new and the fuel tank and sender are new.

The rear axle for your car is a 3.54:1 Thorton Power-Lock. Normally all of the cars with O/D would have been fitted with a 4.09:1 gear set in either open or power-lock configuration. The fact that your car has a 3.54 diff would seem to indicate that it was special ordered that way. This was commonly called a continental gear set. The metal dash housing that holds the gauges and switches behind the wood panel was always marked with the gear ratio and the car body number. Yours was so marked and the gear set written was 3.54. The speedo for the 4.09 geared cars is a different part number than the one for the 3.54 cars. Your car is fitted with the correct speedo for a 3.54 car. This threw me at first when I took the car apart, but as this is not the first 150 I have taken to bits, I’m sure that yours was and is original. Certainly, all of the US spec cars with O/d would have the 4.09 gear set. The 3.54 gear set makes this a great highway car with exceptionally long legs and a fairly high top speed. It should get considerably better fuel economy as well. This is a very unusual specification and may be unique to this car.

The overdrive was completely rebuilt with all new parts. I would mention that this is about the best early Jaguar gearbox that I have ever come across. The ease at which the car can be up-shifted and downshifted is AMAZING. Your car was originally set up as a manually operated o/d.

The chassis itself is the original to the car, all of the wearing parts of the suspension have either been rebuilt or replaced with new parts. The chassis was completely stripped, sand blasted and painted. All of the suspension parts were powder coated (the English call this “stove enamelling”)

__ WIRING __
A new wiring harness of the correct pattern with the correct type wires was fit. All of the gauges were rebuilt, the speedo was not reset for total mileage. Most of the electrical parts are the original date coded parts. Fitted with two 6-volt batteries.

__ BRAKES __
As far as the brakes go… anyone who is anywhere familiar with Jags will know that this car is fit with square brake pads (this is a plus, the round pads are a real bitch). All the rotors are new as are the masters and the all of the brake lines, solid and flex. You had indicated the calipers had been rebuilt and I have no reason to doubt it. The car is fit with a new servo reserve tank and the servo functions perfectly. The square pads and the reserve tank are correct to this car.

Engine pulls strongly and registers perfect oil pressure.

Goal of completed restoration was to maintain original specifications to experience as intended by the factory.
There are two upgrades. Stainless steel wire wheels on AVON bias ply tyres. Stainless steel exhaust.

Includes Operating, Maintenance And Service Handbook. Maintenance Chart.
Has complete tool kit with roll. Tecalemit GC 3020 grease gun. Jack with nine dimple pressed foot with black foam pad for jack arm.

1985 to present. Mr. DRP - Washington State, USA - Current owner 26+ years -__ mileage 78540 to 82024 currently__
1984-1985 Mr. FC - Vancouver, Canada -__ mileage 78136 to 78540__
1983-1984 Mr.RCL - Hertford Heath, Hertford, England - __mileage 78039__
1975-1983 Mr.C - Gloscestershire, England
1965-1975 Mr. MRN - Aldridge, England
1959-1965 Unknown


Here are the chassis numbers of all of the surviving RHD 150S OTS cars.

3.4 ltr cars for 1958

S820003DN October
T820007DN November
T820008DN November
T820011DN November
T820016 December
T820019DN December

NO records exist for T820005 which Porter says was the first. There is a listing for S820003DN and the owner states it is to S spec. and the first “S” made for the UK market. The factory parts list shows 820005 to be the first car. Porter suggests that such a car may exist.

3.4 ltr cars for 1959

Pricing Information
Asking Price
Vehicle Location

United States
City, State
Manson, WA
Vehicle Basics

Trim Level
3.4S OTS

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Vehicle Category/Style


Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Pearl Grey

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Exterior

Interior Details

New Blue

Seat Material

Restoration History
Fully Restored

Condition of Interior

Engine Details

Engine Configuration
Inline 6

Engine History

Engine Condition

Transmission Details

Transmission Type

Drive Train
Rear-wheel drive

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