Chassis number 827 420
Engine number V7089 -8
The XK120 was launched in 1948 and was an international sensation. The XK finally put Jaguar on the world stage and the racing derivatives would see the beginning of a hugely successful period for the company. The XK150 was the final incarnation of the XK and it appeared in May 1957. A more refined and capable machine than its predecessors, the 150 was easily identifiable by its higher scuttle and door line, wider grille and improved interior space. However, the XK150 retained much of the mechanical layout of the XK140 including the same 3.4 litre DOHC Jaguar straight-six, which developed 180bhp at 5750rpm.
A total of 2,200 XK 150 Drophead Coupe models were made, of which 85% were sold to America, 10% to the rest of the world and only 5% to the UK Market. This original right-hand drive XK150 Drophead Coupe was first registered on 13th July 1959 in Coventry. It is the 420th example of only 622 home market cars built. The original log book and current V5 registration detail only four previous owners from new, beginning with a Mr D. Thornberry until 1973. The third owner, Mr J.Davenport of Headley, was a leading figure in the XK world and was the chairman/founding member of the XK register and a director of the Jaguar Drivers’ Club. Purchased in 2004 as an unfinished restoration project, Mr Davenport used his years of contacts and experience to bring XKV 520 back to the road. The ownership of this XK150 then changed hands in 2012 with the current owner enjoying limited used on sunny days.
The interior seats and panels were covered in quality leather and a brand new mohair hood fitted with mahogany frame. The wiring was stripped, rewired and the original engine was started and set up properly. A new stainless steel exhaust was purchased, along with bumpers, chrome trim and new windscreen. This lovely XK150 was finally completed in 2005 and there is a photographic record of the car as work begun and throughout the rebuild, with bills and receipts for parts purchased.
Finished in the most elegant colour combination of blue with grey interior, XKV 520 is supplied with a huge history file complete with bills, receipts, photographs and correspondence between previous owners.
She really is a beautiful XK150 which would be a lovely addition to any collection, you will not be disappointed with her and viewing is highly recommended. Absolutely any inspection is welcome. All major debit and credit cards accepted. Please contact us for any further information. Delivery can be arranged. Please call Nicole on 07854641947