Classics, passion for the past

1957 Jaguar XK150 FHC

Price on request

Body Convertible
Fuel type Petrol
Engine 3.4L
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Grey metallic
Interior Color Red
Upholstery Leather
Steering Lhd
On November 18th. 1957, this Jaguar XK 150 3.4 Liter Fixed Head Coupe was shipped to Jaguar Cars New York USA, where it came into the possession of first owner Mr. C.J. Rotter. The beautiful coupe remained in the USA until a Dutch collector specifically wanted to add this type to his Jaguar collection. We are talking about the year 2014. The car needed a full restoration and was given in the professional hands of company Coventry from Uden in the Netherlands. This specialist is a dedicated partner of the owner of the XK and maintains all his British classic cars.

We probably don’t need to explain to enthusiasts and connoisseurs how much time and effort it takes to restore a car like this down to the very last bolt and nut. A number of years passed, which was partly because several cars were restored for the owner and he, and you should never have that with a restoration, was not in a hurry. There was no deadline, but the result had to be perfect in every detail. And we have to be honest: Coventry has completely succeeded in that.

At the owner’s request, some improvements have been made in terms of comfort. For example, beautiful “period style” and handmade seats have been mounted that also give taller drivers a much better support and seating position, and the XK is equipped with power steering. The XK brakes like a modern car due to the 4- pistons calipers at the front and modified rear calipers. The old Moss gearbox has been replaced by a wonderfully shifting 5-speed gearbox which transferred the engine power faster and more precisely. Not immediately visible, but certainly noticeable at the perfect hot and cold start, is the fitting of an electronic ignition. Finally, the alternator ensures sufficient power output for, among other things, the automatic cooling fan.

The car is very extensively documented, including all invoices, photos and a Heritage Certificate that shows that we are talking about a car with matching engine numbers.

This Jaguar XK 150 3.4 Fixed Head Coupe has just completed its first running-in miles and is ready for the enthusiast for whom only the best is good enough.
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