Although having a family resemblance to the XK120 and XK140, the XK150 was radically modernized. A host of cosmetic improvements were made including a one piece windscreen replacing the split screen, and the wing line no longer dropped as much over the doors. The bonnet was widened, opened down to the wings, and on the roadster the bulkhead was moved back 4 inches (102 mm) to make the bonnet longer. One of Jaguars biggest improvements came in form of Dunlop disc brakes replacing the previous models drum brakes known for brake fade. The car was available in a variety of colours. In the interior, the XK140's walnut dashboard was replaced by one trimmed in leather.
This LHD example is equipped with the desirable 3.8 Litre engine, has overdrive as standard and is finished in Black over a Black Hide. It was manufactured by Jaguar in January 1960 and was subsequently supplied to the main Jaguar dealership in New York. It was later sold to its first private owner Mr J M Boscoe of Sacramento, California. Mr Boscoe soon sold the car to only its second owner located in Nevada, who would remain the owner until circa 2008. By the end of Mr Boscoe's ownership the XK had covered a mere 40,000 Miles from new, most of which had been covered in the dry and kind climate of Nevada.
In circa 2008 it was purchased and subsequently brought back to the United Kingdom where a "body off" restoration to the most exacting standards was embarked upon by marque specialists. Upon arrival, a thorough examination revealed that the car retained all of its original components including the matching numbers engine. The metal work showed little sign of corrosion. Both the body and chassis were carefully stripped back to bare metal before being re-painted to a concours finish in the original colour of Black. The engine and mechanical components were handled with the same nature and all rebuilt to the highest standards before being carefully reinstalled into the car. Trim work was handled by Jaguar specialists Suffolk & Turley where it was completed to exact original specifications and finished in the original colour of Black. Post restoration it entered a number of concours events winning several awards.
Its most recent owner approached DK Engineering in 2015 looking for the finest example of an XK and this car was the result of that search. DK Engineering carried out a comprehensive inspection and service. During said work and to ensure that the XK drove equally as well as it presented, it was decided to rebuild the gearbox and overdrive unit as well as tend to a number of small mechanical items found. It has since been annually maintained with no expense spared by ourselves.
Today this exceptional XK has covered under 46,800 Miles from new. Having been restored and maintained to the highest possible standards it presents as one would imagine. Presented with full UK registration, a superb history file documenting the depth and detail of restoration, and in complete original form, this XK may be considered as a truly "best in class" example. This 150 is ready to be used and enjoyed immediately, located at our showrooms just outside London.