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 831750 September 1960
 VAS1636-9 
 F16763 
 JLS12647JS 
 7 November 1958 United States
 
 1959 British Racing Green
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Record Creation: Entered on 23 March 2024.

Database Updates: Show dataplate edits

Originality: Noted for being in "original condition"

 

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Detail Photos: Interior (5)

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2007-04-10 05:16:34 | Peter Ingram writes:

I think the correct number for gearbox is JLS 42647JS

2007-09-03 09:56:47 | Owner writes:

Plate reads JLS12647JS

2007-09-03 18:35:20 | Anonymous writes:

Since Jaguar only made approx 312 150 3.8litre S motors VAS 1636 -9 should not exist. VS 1636-9 is probably the correct number. Your reproduction plate is incorrectly stamped.

2007-10-30 17:35:04 | Anonymous writes:

VAS1636 -9 engine number is original and correct. Look at photo.

2007-10-31 07:53:38 | Peter Ingram writes:

I agree that this is VS 1636-9 a 3.4 engine in spite of the plate. 3.8S engines in LHD Roadsters were fitted from November or possibly October 1959. This car was built in 1958 (November). See notes atteched to T832113DN

2007-11-06 06:35:57 | Owner writes:

How do you like the photo of the engine number? This is an all original 3.8S number VAS1636-9. Very rare car, only a few were made in left hand drive.

2007-11-06 07:49:49 | Peter Ingram writes:

It is a nice shiny new plate and it does not change what has been said already. As you know I don't like the gearbox number either

2007-11-07 00:50:16 | Owner writes:

Sorry I am not referring to the plate. I have posted a new photo of the engine.

2007-11-07 15:54:52 | Michael Mueller writes:

Additional information would be helpful. 1 what is the engine number on the block? 2 what is the engine displacement number ( emossed on the carb side of the block)? 3 What is the part number of the block(above jaguar logo) and is it embossed or stamped.? Is there a manufacture date on the block (to the right of the oil dipstick)? This information would be helpful in determining if this car left the factory with a 3.4 or 3.8 engine. Also what does the heritage certificate say?

2008-03-29 08:33:32 | John Elmgreen writes:

This car was originally fitted with a 3.4 S engine (a great engine, I have one myself). I also agree that a Heritage Certificate should be obtained.

2009-12-29 11:46:24 | Pekka T. writes:

Also that interior colour is definitely not "Biscuit", It is "Tan" if I am not mistaken, a very nice colour may I add.
Do you have a JDHT certificate for this car, that would always be a good thing to add here too. Cheers!

2016-06-01 17:58:53 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 6/16
www.bonhams.com/auctions/23513/lot/29/

Auction description:
Lot 29
1958 JAGUAR XK150S 3.4 — UPGRADED TO 3.8 LITER ROADSTER
US$ 125,000 - 150,000
£87,000 - 100,000
Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Auction
Chassis no. T831750DN

This XK150S roadster from the first year of production represents the most desirable variant of the XK150 line up. The "S" specification motor pumps out 250hp in 3.4-liter trim and the sleek lightweight roadster coachwork this the ultimate combination. In the final year of production, 3.8-liter motor that would later find its way under the hood of the E-Type became available in the XK150, but precious few left the factory in either standard or "S" trim. With factory overdrive this 150 will happily charge down the road at modern highway speeds. A well designed top with proper side windows increase their versatility.

The early history of the car beyond its delivery is not recorded. We do know that by 1986 the car was in the possession of Pong Arkon of Vienna, Virginia, and that a little after this time it was acquired by its former owner. The following year it was sent to Bassett's Jaguar in Wyoming, Rhode Island for a comprehensive restoration, for which bills are on file totaling more than $24,000--quite a generous sum to spend on a restoration of an XK at the time. Further service records include a thorough mechanical overhaul in September 1998 for $13,582. After a quarter of a century with its past keeper it was purchased by the present owner. Contemporary receipts on file indicate continued mechanical maintenance and care.

At some point in its life its original engine must have been replaced, as the current block fitted is a 3.8 unit and its number has been removed. It appears to retain its original cylinder head, which carries the numerical suffix the car originally had '1636-9', but has a 3.8S 'VAS' prefix today, suggesting that it has been altered to create the most desirable variant of the model. Regardless of this apparent anomaly, to intents and purposes the Jaguar is seemingly the more desirable 3.4S model, with the added boost of a larger capacity stock 3.8 engine, and the added benefit of overdrive, all in all a great package for fast road touring.

Presented today as a good, older restoration in its original colors, this Jag has plenty of presence. This Jaguar is offered with extensive correspondence and service history going back nearly three decades.

XK150s are recognized of one of the most desirable and usable Jags of their era. With potent performance and refined comfort they continue to be some of the most coveted Jaguars. Offered from private ownership this represents excellent value in a premier collector Jaguar.

2023-09-21 09:31:12 | pauls writes:

Car to return to auction 9/23

cars.bonhams.com/auction/28012/lot/23/1958-jaguar-xk150s-34-upgraded-to-38-liter ...

Auction description:

Audrain Concours Auction|29 September 2023, 16:00 EDT|Newport, Rhode Island, International Tennis Hall of Fame

1958 Jaguar XK150S 3.4 — Upgraded to 3.8 Liter Roadster

Chassis no. T831750DN

3,781cc DOHC 6-Cylinder Engine (see text)

2 SU carburetors

265bhp at 5,500rpm

4-Speed Transmission with Factory Overdrive

Independent Front Suspension and Rigid Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs

4-Wheel Hydraulic Dunlop Disc Brakes

*Powerful and rare S specification model

*Upgraded to 3.8-liter specification

*Factory overdrive equipped

*Desirable roadster bodywork

*The most refined of the original XKs

This XK150S roadster from the first year of production represents the most desirable variant of the XK150 line up. The 'S' specification motor pumps out 250hp in 3.4-liter trim and the sleek lightweight roadster coachwork makes this the ultimate combination. In the final year of production, a 3.8-liter motor that would later find its way under the hood of the E-Type became available in the XK150, but precious few left the factory in either standard or 'S' trim. With factory overdrive, this 150 will happily charge down the road at modern highway speeds. A well-designed top with proper side windows increase their versatility.

This car was delivered new to Jaguar Cars of New York in very late 1958/early 1959. Fully loaded with overdrive, it was delivered in the colors it wears today, British Racing Green over Tan leather and a Fawn top. The early history of the car beyond its delivery is not recorded. We do know that by 1986 the car was in the possession of Pong Arkon of Vienna, Virginia, and that a little after this time it was acquired by noted collector Joel Finn. The following year it was sent to Bassett's Jaguar in Wyoming, Rhode Island for a comprehensive restoration, for which bills are on file totaling more than $24,000—quite a generous sum to spend on a restoration of an XK at the time. Further service records include a thorough mechanical overhaul in September 1998 for $13,582. After a quarter of a century with its past keeper it was purchased by the present owner. Contemporary receipts on file indicate the current owner has serviced the car and driven it sparingly, covering only 300 kilometers (the speedometer having been converted to a metric unit) in the last seven years.

At some point in its life its original engine must have been replaced, as the current block fitted is a 3.8 unit and its number has been removed. It appears to retain its original cylinder head, which carries the numerical suffix the car originally had '1636-9', but has a 3.8S 'VAS' prefix today, suggesting that it has been altered to create the most desirable variant of the model. Regardless of this apparent anomaly, to intents and purposes the Jaguar is seemingly the more desirable 3.4S model, with the added boost of a larger capacity stock 3.8 engine, and the added benefit of overdrive, all in all a great package for fast road touring.

Presented today as a good, older restoration in its original colors, this Jag has plenty of presence. This Jaguar is offered with extensive correspondence and service history going back nearly three decades.

2023-12-07 12:50:41 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:

www.hemmings.com/classifieds/listing/1959-jaguar-xk150s-st.-louis-mo-2747298

Seller's description:

ASKING PRICE $175,000

SELLER Hyman, Ltd.

Vehicle Location St. Louis, MO United States

VIN # T831750DN

Condition Good

This car was delivered new to Jaguar Cars of New York in very late 1958 or early 1959. Fully loaded with overdrive it was delivered in the colors it wears today British Racing Green over Tan leather and a Fawn top. Although the early history of the car beyond its delivery is not recorded we do know that by 1986 the car was in the possession of Pong Arkon of Vienna Virginia. Shortly thereafter it was acquired by the noted collector Joel Finn. The following year it was sent to Bassetts Jaguar in Wyoming Rhode Island for a comprehensive restoration for which bills are on file totaling more than $24000— a substantial sum for a restoration of an XK at that time. Further service records include a thorough mechanical overhaul in September 1998 for $13582. After a quarter of a century with its past keeper it was purchased by the most recent owner who has serviced the car and driven it sparingly covering only 300 kilometers (the speedometer having been converted to a metric unit) in the last seven years. At some point in its life its original engine was uprated with a 3.8 block. It appears to retain its original cylinder head which carries the numerical suffix the car originally had 1636-9 but has been modified to include a 3.8S VAS prefix. With the added boost of a larger capacity 3.8 engine and the benefit of its as-equipped overdrive it offers a great package for fast road touring. Accompanying items include an operating/service handbook spare wheel/tire roadside jack and factory grease gun – all housed within the correctly finished boot. Documents on file include a corresponding Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust certificate restoration photos and a binder of restoration and service receipts.Jaguar produced approximately 800 XK150 S OTS roadsters and this car is one of just 72 left-drive US market examples built in 1959.

2024-03-22 18:45:31 | Ken writes:

I just bought this XK150S from Hyman LTD. March 2024. It will reside in Sacramento, CA. It is a strong driver and in very good condition.If anyone knows more about teh history of the car, please submit it. Thank you.

2024-04-30 20:08:24 | Ken Fritz writes:

I own this car now and am researching its history. It now has speedometer in kilometers, but I don;t know when it was changed.or by whom..Any info on this car is appreciated.

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