1961 Jaguar XK150 3.8L FHC
Chassis No. S847033DN (Special Equipment)
Engine No. VA2208-9 (3.8L, 9:1 Compression)
Body No. J11392 (Fixed-Head Coupe)
Gearbox No. JLS46787JS (with Overdrive)
Date of Manufacture: October 21, 1960 (Final Production, Nov.
Late Production Fixed-Head Coupe with 3.8L Engine
Largely Original; Fitted with its Matching-Numbers Engine
History File Includes a Heritage Trust Certificate
Special Equipment Model - factory Wire Wheels, High Compression
Head & Dual Exhaust
1 of 656 3.8L FHC from 1957-1961 - 9,395 total XK150 Production
Outstanding Original Colors & Configuration
Known Ownership from New - With Frequent Upkeep
Offered with Manual, Both Sets of Keys, Records, Artwork & All
Ideal Grand Touring and Rally Capable XK150 - Eligible for Events
Around the World
Although having a family resemblance to the XK120 and XK140, the
XK150 was radically modernized. A one-piece windscreen replaced the
split screen, and the wing line no longer dropped as much over the
doors. The alloy bonnet was widened and opened down to the wings.
In the interior, the XK140's walnut dashboard was replaced by an
elegantly leather trimmed dash. Thinner doors gave the interior
needed space as well. Four-wheel Dunlop 12 in. Disc-Brakes appeared
for the first time. A formidable precursor to the E-Type.
Chassis S 847033 DN was built October 21, 1960 and dispatched on
the 28th of that month, as a U.S. specification "3.8 Litre LHD,
FHC" through Jaguar Cars, New York - finished in British Racing
Green paint over Beige leather upholstery. The "S" prefix in the
chassis number confirms that it left the factory outfitted with the
Special Equipment package, comprised of the B Type cylinder head
with 9:1 compression, wire spoke wheels and dual exhaust pipes. The
"DN" suffix to the chassis number denotes the optional overdrive
fitted to the standard transmission. All delivery information is
confirmed on the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate.
The XK150 was sold new to Mr. Hugh A. McDonald, a U.S. Army Officer
from South Carolina. He would eventually be stationed in Europe in
the late 1960s, having the car shipped over with him for a time
before resettling in northwest Illinois in 1969. The following year
the car was sold to a Mr. Ron Guthrie of Rock Island, IL, who would
enjoy ownership of the car for more than 26 years. In addition to
consistent maintenance throughout his stewardship, Mr. Guthrie
commissioned cosmetic refurbishment as necessary, having the car
repainted in the original color at some point in the 1990s, along
with new Wilton wool carpets, leather seat covers and a new
headliner installed, all purchased on one of his trips to England.
He also purchased new wire wheels with stainless steel spokes and
nipples, as well as new splined hubs and knock-offs.
In 1997, with the car having accrued slightly more than 68k miles,
Mr. Guthrie sold it to a Mr. Frank Ege of Moline, IL. During his
ownership, Mr. Ege commissioned a number of mechanical
refurbishments and improvements - all of which are recorded in the
vehicle's dossier. Mr. Ege would accumulate roughly 8,500
additional miles on the car during his seven years of ownership
before selling it in 2004 to a Mr. Roger Warren of Fort Collins,
CO, where it would remain in his collection for the ensuing twelve
years. It was then acquired by its most recent caretaker Mr. Gordon
of Dallas, Texas. Gordon later commissioned further upkeep
services, including R&R to the front steering and bearings,
upholstery work, engine reseal, transmission rebuild, R&R
radiator, differential reseal, driveshaft u-joints, alignment,
battery, fluids and regular tune-ups.
Now displaying just over 78,000 original miles, the XK150 has never
been fully restored, but rather refurbished as necessary and
lovingly maintained with an unusually solid body, frame and
undercarriage. Its correct BRG paint is glossy with minor chips and
imperfections from use - upon close inspection, complemented by
tidy beige upholstery - both well suited for continued touring or
casual display. The body is straight with consistent panel fit and
gaps, while retaining many original bits throughout the vehicle.
The Jaguar's frame, rocker panels and undercarriage remain in
excellent original condition. Preservation mirrored in the luggage
and engine compartments; that of thoughtful lifelong care. Spot
welds can be seen throughout the vehicle, including the luggage
compartment, which displays factory crayon markings (11392) trunk
mat. Emergency contained within, includes a tool kit, Thor hammer,
spanner, t-key, jack, wrench, grease gun and matching spare
Visually striking, this XK150 excels with its outstanding
drivability and mechanical prowess, while spacious enough for
distance rallies, with the benefit of overdrive. In our experience,
the Coupe handles city, freeway, and country driving with ease -
capable of keeping pace with modern traffic and intense Texas heat.
Period style Lucas fog lamp and leather bonnet strap (custom made
by an English saddle maker) complete the traditional look. In
addition to emergency equipment and record file, the Coupe is
complete with Owner's manual and charts, two sets of keys, custom
artwork, Service manual, vintage radio and accessories, trickle
charger, and Philip Porter XK Book.
Early sporting Jaguars command attention with their strikingly
elegant lines and fierce performance. This XK150 is no exception
and great opportunity to acquire the most refined variant of the
XK100 class, while checking all of the desirability boxes. Now
available from our Houston, Texas showroom for worldwide purchase
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