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1959 Jaguar XK150 DHC




The third and final incarnation of the original XK concept was launched in May 1957. The pretty XK150 was available in fixed-head coupe and drophead convertible bodystyles, with the roadster initially for export only, but all three versions were subtly modified from their predecessors.

Slightly more grown-up and less sporty than the XK120 and 140, the 150 had a wider grille, taller waistline and slab-sided flanks, giving a more muscular appearance. The 3.4-litre engine was offered in three states of tune, with a trio of transmissions: four-speed manuals with or without overdrive, plus the Borg-Warner three-speed automatic.


  • Chassis #: S 838066 BW, Engine #: V 6306 8, Gearbox #: JBX1135A, Body # P7347.
  • This car was manufactured at Brown's Lane, Coventry, UK in January 1959 and was sent to Jaguar Cars in New York in February 1959. It is a 3.4ltr, Left Hand Drive, Drophead Coupe with a Borg Warner Automatic gearbox.
  • This car was first purchased from Jaguar Cars New York on the 29th September 1959 by a gentleman from Arizona, who owned it for 22 years until July 1981 when it was sold.
  • The second owner was a gentleman from Needles, California. He owned it for the next 12 years until May 1989 when it was sold.
  • The third owner was a gentleman from Queenstown, New Zealand, who purchased it through a dealership in Oceanside California in an unroadworthy state with a recorded mileage of 35843 before being purchased by us in November 2018 with a mileage of 47755 miles.
  • For the first 30 years of its life, the car was in the dry climate of the West Coast of Arizona and California. The second owner apparently did not use the car for some years until 1987 when it was subjected to a complete overhaul of the engine, transmission and exhaust systems prior to an intended total refurbishment, which subsequently did not take place and the car was left undercover in the dry desert conditions until 1989, when it was purchased by the previous owner to us.
  • Although the car was entirely rust free, the soft furnishings, rubber and wiring had all deteriorated to such an extent that it was decided to embark on a complete restoration. The car was shipped to New Zealand via Hong Kong and was over the next ten years subjected to a total nut and bolt rebuild and restoration. It was decided then to repaint the car in a deep blue Jaguar colour with Biscuit / Tan leather interior. Original colour was Cream with Black trim.
  • Where possible, some of the original parts were retained and refurbished, for example the brake cylinders were sent to a specialist in New York for complete refurbishment, the twin SU carburetors were sent to a specialist in the UK for a complete rebuild. However, all rubber components and wiring looms were purchased new from the UK and refitted. For practical reasons, the electrical systems now utilises just one 12volt battery. The engine head was removed and valve seats and guides upgraded to accommodate new fuel requirements, as was the fuel system. The automatic gearbox was stripped and rebuilt with new seals and the transmission shaft balanced. New Koni shock absorbers and a stainless steel exhaust system now enhance the original vehicle systems. The car is fitted with 16” chrome wire wheels and Dunlop radials.
  • The “soft furnishings”, upholstery and hood materials were purchased from Suffolk and Turley and Barry Hankinson UK (Jaguar specialists). New wooded stringers for the soft top were fitted and soft top and interior completed by Howard Anderson Car Upholsterers of Invercargill.
  • The engine, gearbox and chassis all remain as the original matched numbers as the car left the factory in 1959.
  • The previous owner, an aeronautical engineer and pilot, owned this car over the past 30 years. During his ownership, this car has been consistently and meticulously maintained.
  • This car has also had some minor successes such as:
    • First prize – Te Anau Race day January 1999
    • First prize and Concours winner Teretonga Races 7th Feb 1999
    • 3rd Place in Concours, 7th National Jaguar Rally Millbrook April 2000
  • Car comes complete with its Heritage certificate from Jaguar Heritage, with extensive maintenance and purchase records during restoration, Jaguar XK150 handbook, workshop service and maintenance manuals.
  • Comfortable, fast, excellent road manners, and styling that continues to age well. As with all Jaguars, great specialist and club back-up.

Total Jaguar XK150 production was 9,398 examples and of these, the XK150S model totaled 1,466 units, with 924 roadsters, 349 FHC and 193 DHC. Today the Jaguar XK150 has an excellent support international network of specialists experienced in maintaining the XK engine. They are more practical to use than the earlier XK120 and XK140.

Car will be sold WOF'd and Registered, if sold in New Zealand.




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Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

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