Here at the St. Louis Car Museum we are excited to offer a very
unique opportunity to own a final year XK150 Fixed Head Coupe that
is beautifully finished exactly as ordered according to the JDHT
Certificate in desirable British Racing Green over Beige Leather.
In addition, this wonderfully documented example is fitted with an
3.8L DOHC engine and overdrive transmission. The cosmetic
restoration on our available classic Jaguar was completed in the
early 1990's, where the mechanicals were treated to a full
reconditioning in 2017 to include total engine and differential
reseal, along with, a rebuilt transmission with new clutch, and
much, much more! A very special buy considering this example
represents one of only 659 ever produced!
Offered for sale in St. Louis, MO is a beautifully survived 1961
Jaguar XK150 3.8L Fixed Head Coupe finished in factory correct
British Racing Green over Beige Leather interior. This is a truly
beautiful classic that has always been maintained professionally in
an as-needed fashion which continues to show today as this rust
free specimen continues to be a splendid road going example today!
Features include the desirable 220hp 3.8L DOHC Inline 6 fitted with
dual SU HD6 carburetors and B-Type 9:1 compression cylinder head
along with 4-speed manual transmission with electric overdrive.
Additional features include SE Equipment adding the aforementioned
modified B-Type head with larger exhaust ports, chrome 60-spoke
wire wheels, and front disc brakes. Our 3.8L FHC offered here even
has the optional 4-wheel Dunlop 12" disc option to further enhance
the braking performance.
Options include Lucas fog lamps, leather bonnet strap, locking gas
door, Smiths instrumentation, tinted sun visors, front lap belts,
rear jump seats, rear trunk pass-thru door, telescoping steering
column, day/night rearview mirror, interior courtesy lamp,
passenger assist handle, door map pockets, and Avon Turbo Steel
radial tires measuring 185R16. Also included with this wonderful
XK150 is a Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate #44917 identifying all
factory appointment colors and drivetrain continue to match today.
Upon sale, this classic Jaguar will be delivered to the new owner
with an original Jaguar tool roll, matching spare wire wheel and
tire, jack, knock-off tools and spinner wrench, oilers, and
T-handle to lock the floor covering the spare well.
This remarkably original Jaguar has a well-documented ownership
history that began with a US Army officer originally based in South
Carolina, who later resided in northwest Illinois through 1969. The
vehicle would sell to its second Illinois owner in 1970 and stay in
his possession until 1996. Under his possession, the owner
commissioned an exterior repaint in mid-1990 with the addition of
new chrome stainless steel wire wheels along with new interior
appointments sourced directly from England that included seat
leathers, headliner, and Wilton carpet throughout the interior. In
1997, this example would then trade hands again with just more than
68k miles on the odometer, to a collector in Moline, IL who cared
for the classic for the next 7 years.
This enthusiastic new owner made several more improvements to the
mechanicals not limited to re-coring the original radiator with new
upper and lower fan shrouds, new rear springs and shock absorbers,
along with the rebuild of the front suspension, improved the
braking system with upgraded stainless steel liners and seal kits,
new brake pads, re-porcelained the exhaust manifolds with all new
installation hardware, re-chromed the bumpers and over-riders,
among other items like wheel bearings, grease seals, stainless
steel exhaust system, and carburetor rebuilding just to name a few.
The resulting Jaguar was in fine form and received another 8,500
miles to odometer under his ownership being enjoyed at club events
and seasonal shows. In 2004 it would sell again, but this time to a
collector in Fort Collins, CO who maintained possession for 12
years. The vehicle would then trade hands with approximately 77k
miles on the odometer in 2016, eventually landing in the Houston,
Once in Texas, the owner would commission Norwood Auto Italia to
thoroughly inspect and repair any necessary leaks or recommended
items to ensure this worthy Jaguar was ready for confident
enjoyment on the road. This inspired the following to be completed
in March 2017 and is listed in the provided receipts photos
totaling $14,611. The largest of the items was a complete reseal of
the entire engine and its components, along with a total overhaul
of the original gearbox with a new clutch kit installed. With this
service came all new fluids, front end suspension parts, engine
mounts, transmission mounts, and more. Additionally, the upholstery
was once again renewed with fresh leathers front and back. It was
driven and enjoyed through to the mileage shown today at 78,358
miles. An engine compression check completed in November 2019
showed very strong and consistent numbers ranging from 146-152 psi
across all cylinders. The body and paintwork continue to show quite
well with plenty of luster considering their age, with excellent
bright work and chrome. A truly remarkable car overall, both
visually and the way it performs on the road! It will make for a
rare addition to any Jaguar collection, especially if seeking a
very well appointed XK150 Fixed Roof example.
You can enjoy our Test Drive Videos from home by clicking play
above or by visiting our YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/stlcm. To
learn more about this beautiful classic Jaguar, contact Jon Faust
at (800)957-5707 or by emailing [email protected]
& Shipping options available to those who qualify!