1959 Jaguar XK 150 for sale 101237902
1959 Jaguar XK 150
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1959 Jaguar XK 150

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Paris event, 5 February 2020.
  • Offered from the Poster Car Collection
  • Retains its original engine and bodywork
  • Restored by marque specialist in lovely dark blue over tan

By the late 50s Jaguar was at its height, having conquered Le Mans in 1951, 1953, 1955, 1956, and 1957. With European rivals like Porsche beginning to catch up, in 1959 the XK150S was launched as a roadster aimed squarely at the American market. At its heart was a race-bred engine featuring a straight-port cylinder head. This was matched to a competition clutch and lightened flywheel. The result was a car with a top speed of 218 km/h. Disc brakes were also fitted.

This fabulous example left the Browns Lane factory in March 1959 finished in Carmen Red with a matching red leather interior and fawn soft top, fitted with manual overdrive. It was destined for Frank Caveys dealership in Dublin and sold new the following month. Cavey had a close working relationship with Sir William Lyons assembling cars in Ireland his factorys XK120 achieved 3rd at the 1951 Monte Carlo rally. The first owner was J Goodman of Dundalk. Today the car retains its original engine and bodywork and has been restored to a gorgeous colour scheme of dark blue over beige leather. Presented in wonderful condition, it would surely be a thrill to drive and enjoy.

  • Provient de la Poster Car Collection
  • Moteur et carrosserie dorigine
  • Restaure par un spcialiste de la marque dans une belle teinte bleu fonc avec intrieur beige

A la fin des annes 50, Jaguar tait au plus haut de sa gloire aprs ses victoires aux 24 Heures du Mans en 1951, 1953, 1955, 1956 et 1957. Avec la monte en puissance de concurrentes europennes comme Porsche, la XK150 S a t lance en 1959 comme un roadster destin spcifiquement au march amricain. Elle tait quipe dun moteur rac comportant une culasse deux arbres cames en tte et reli un embrayage comptition et un volant moteur allg. Il en rsultait une voiture capable datteindre 218 km/h et, pour larrter, des freins disque faisaient partie de lquipement.

Ce fabuleux exemplaire a quitt lusine de Browns Lane en mars 1959, de teinte Carmen Red avec une sellerie assortie en cuir rouge et une capote fauve. Elle tait quipe dun overdrive. Livre au garage Frank Cavey, reprsentant de la marque Dublin, elle a t vendue neuve le mois suivant son premier propritaire, J. Goodman, de Dundalk. Cavey entretenait avec Sir William Lyons une relation troite et assemblait des voitures en Irlande ; sa Jaguar XK120 dusine avait termin troisime au Rallye de Monte Carlo 1951.
Aujourdhui, la voiture est encore quipe de son moteur dorigine et a t restaure dans un magnifique thme de couleurs bleu fonc avec cuir beige. Dans un tat superbe, cette voiture sera certainement extrmement plaisante utiliser.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pa20.

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