1959 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe (FHC)

34k Mile Survivor, Two Owners from New, Automatic, Gorgeous!

$68,800

Harry's Thoughts

We love this Jaguar! Anyone can buy a restored car. This is a true two owner since new, 34,000-mile original survivor. Original paint, interior and chrome that just looks stunning today. And the automatic transmission makes it easy to drive!

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a gorgeous 34,000 mile two-owners-since-new 1959 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe (FHC) that is an all-original preserved survivor.  This Jaguar has its original paint, leather, carpet, chrome and is all numbers matching.  It is now ready to be driven, shown and enjoyed by its next caretaker.

According to the Jaguar Heritage Certificate, this XK150 was built on the 27th of February 1959 and was dispatched to the US on the 6th of April 1959.  His first owner was Mr. Thompson, a well-regarded attorney from Greenwich, Connecticut.  Mr. Thompson specifically desired the automatic transmission and the Jaguars perfect color combination of black exterior with red leather.  He enjoyed the XK until his passing in 1974.  His mechanic, Mr. Peter LaSorsa of Greenwich, acquired the Jaguar from Mr. Thompson’s estate.

As a mechanic, Mr. LaSorsa had limited financial resources requiring him to largely store the Jaguar.  By June of 1991, Mr. LaSorsa had the engine completely rebuilt by the Jaguar specialists at Crow Engineering Jaguar Specialists in England.  Crow Engineering had a Connecticut-based shop that performed the operations.  The receipt states that the engine rebuild was paid for on June 18 ,1991 and that the Jaguar had accumulated 31,000 miles.  By November of 1994, Mr. LaSorsa had the Jaguar appraised by Richard Koppelman of the Ferrari dealership in Greenwich confirming at that time that it had accumulated 32,000 miles.  Peter has since passed, and we are pleased to offer this gorgeous survivor.

The black livery is a gorgeous deep black lacquer that was applied by the factory in 1959.  It largely has a mirror finish and has beautiful shine and luster.  There are normal door dents and such, but it is unmistakably original and gorgeous.  The chrome and stainless are all original and in very nice condition.  The bumper overriders have little dings and there are normal imperfections here and there, but again, this is an example that attracts crowds with its honest patina.  The wire wheels are finished in black with chromed Jaguar knockoffs and the tubes and tire all new.

The red leather interior is all original.  The red leather is soft and has the expected creases from age but is without tears.  The original carpeting is in fairly nice condition.  Mr. LaSorsa purchased new replacement carpeting which is included in the sale but not installed.  We would not recommend replacing the original red wool carpeting as it is in beautiful original condition today.  The gray wool broadcloth headliner is also original and without tears but with a small amount a staining near the rear window.  The Blaupunkt am radio is in the dash and overall the dash is in terrific original condition with all the gauges working well.

The engine compartment is in nice condition since the engine rebuild.  The ceramic coated exhaust manifold is in nice condition.  The 3.4-liter DOHC straight six has twin SU carburetors and engine performs very well with 3,500 miles accumulated since its rebuild.  This is an all numbers matching example.  Recent upgrades include a stainless-steel exhaust, stainless-steel gas tank, rebuilt carburetors, rebuilt four-wheel disc brakes and new tubes and tires.  The chassis is in great condition and the Jaguar tracks very straight and solid on the road.  The XK definitely drives as a low mileage original example.

Included in the sale are two shop manuals, an incredibly preserved original owner’s manual with supplements for dealers and the automatic transmission maintenance material.  Also included is the Jaguar Heritage Certificate and some historical documentation.  Several of the original tools are included as well as the spare.

The NADA Value for this 1959 Jaguar XK150 FHC is $85,140 and the Hagerty No. 2 Value is $93,000.  We have this priced well.

For more information and details, please call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or harry@classicpromenade.com.  The Jaguar is in our showroom in Phoenix.

1959 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe (FHC)

$68,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATION USA
VIEWS 402

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1959 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe (FHC)
1959 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe (FHC)

$68,800

VIN S 836105 BW
BODY STYLE Coupe
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 34,500
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Red Leather
EXT COLOR Black
YEAR 1959
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 402

Jaguar XK150

Announced in its home market in May 1957 the XK150 bore a family resemblance to the XK120 and XK140 but was radically revised. Most visibly, a one-piece windscreen replaced the split screen, and the wing line carried higher and more streamlined at the doors. The widened bonnet opened down to the wings, and on the…
Announced in its home market in May 1957 the XK150 bore a family resemblance to the XK120 and XK140 but was radically revised. Most visibly, a one-piece windscreen replaced the split screen, and the wing line carried higher and more streamlined at the doors. The widened bonnet opened down to the wings, and on the coupés the windscreen frame was moved forward 4 inches (102 mm) to make passenger access easier. The car was available at various times in Red, Pearl Grey, White, Indigo Blue, Claret, Cotswold Blue, Black, Mist Grey, Sherwood Green, Carmen Red, British Racing Green, Cornish Grey, and Imperial Maroon. The XK150's dashboard came trimmed in leather, with walnut optional on all models. On the early drophead coupés, the aluminum center dash panel, which was discontinued after June 1958, had an X pattern engraving similar to the early 3.8 E-Type. Thinner doors gave more interior space. A little red light reminded the driver that the front parking lights, located atop the wings (fenders), were on. Suspension and chassis were very similar to the XK140, with manual-only rack and pinion steering.

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