1958 Jaguar XKSOLD

Fixed Head Coupe

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Registration No: MFE 789
Engine No: V4748-88
CC: 3442
Colour: Cream
Trim Colour: Red
MOT: June 2012

Reference Number 168061

as of 4/20/2012

Overview
Car 1958 Jaguar XK
VIN S824550DN 
Mileage 5,160 miles 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

Last flowering of the separate chassis XK sportscar line, the XK150 was introduced in 1957. A more sophisticated and refined design than its forebears, the newcomer benefited from the adoption of four-wheel disc brakes and a more generously proportioned cabin. An effortlessly strong performer, the Jaguar could be had with a choice of 3.4-litre or 3.8-litre DOHC straight-six engines (in various states of tune) allied to either four-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission. Credited with 210bhp, Special Equipment ('SE') 3.4-litre models boasted a B-type cylinder head, wire wheels, front foglights and a twin exhaust system as standard. Only in production for four years, the total number of 'home market' fixed-head coupes has been estimated at just 1,205.

 

Finished in Cream with Red leather upholstery, this particular 3.4-litre 'SE' example was first registered in Lincoln on July 2nd 1958 and has spent most of its life to date in the North of the country. It was acquired by the vendor during October 1997, but later stored for some 10 years before being recommissioned during June 2011. In excess of ú3,000 was invested on new batteries, new tyres, refurbishing the brake callipers and fitting new pipes and hoses etc; the work concerned being carried out by QPrep Engineering Services. Very few miles have been travelled since, hence the sale of 'MFE 789' which the vendor regards as having "good" bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, engine and gearbox. Though, he also notes that "the rev counter is not working, the petrol gauge sticks on a quarter full and the inside lower panel of the passenger door could do with a respray". A tempting prospect, the Jaguar is offered for sale with a service manual, various relevant books / catalogues, assorted old MOTs, invoices dating back to 1959 and current MOT certificate valid until June 2nd 2012.