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Record Creation: Entered on 13 April 2010.

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Heritage Notes

John Elmgreen, Jaguar XK Motoring Historian, unearthed rare details in Jaguar\'s Browns Lane archives available for only a few cars:
\"831825, 3.4S of course, was shipped on or about 1-Jan-59 on the ss Hindrich Oldendorff
from London to Miami, as part of a group of 6 XK150s, radio not fitted, white walls not fitted,
CWW not specifically noted.\"

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2010-04-13 08:11:57 | pauls writes:

Ebay item 4/13/10
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jaguar-XK-XK150S-Rdstr-Orig-Tri-Carb-S-Rdstr-Calif-Solid ...
Current bid $20,099 reserve not met, 8 bids 9 days left in auction.

Sellers description:
1960 Jaguar XK150s Tri-Carb Roadster, numbers matching car with perfect original gaps. Original 3.4 liter engine and close-ratio electric overdrive transmission. California car in original condition: Never restored, never wrecked, low original 98K miles. Solid genuine "S" roadster, perfect for top-end restoration. The car has been in deep storage for 20 years, and we have not tried to start it. The engine turns freely, and it ran fine when it was parked. You see the car exactly as we found it, no cosmetic things have been done whatsoever to hide imperfections. One battery box is solid, one should be replaced. All in all extremely solid and complete, including original tools. Comes with an extra instrument panel, new replacement windshield (which it doesn't need), and two extra wheels not including the original spare.

2010-04-29 04:30:25 | Jorge Puentes writes:

Car sold on Ebay for a BUY IT NOW price of $ 62.995 on 22.04.2010 to an Illinois buyer.

2012-12-24 23:30:52 | pauls writes:

Nice article about the restoration of this car in the January 2013 edition of the XK Gazette.

2015-11-06 16:33:50 | pauls writes:

Car shown completely restored in the November 2015 edition of the XK Gazette.

2016-01-17 16:07:22 | pauls writes:

Car to be at auction 1/16
goodingco.com/vehicle/1958-jaguar-xk150-3-4-s-roadster/

Auction description:
Amelia Island 2016
1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 S Roadster
Estimate: $300,000 - $350,000
Chassis: T831825DN
Engine: VS1681-9
Body: F16851

2016-02-14 18:33:48 | pauls writes:

Additional description:
Comprehensive Professional Restoration Completed in July 2012
Faithfully Presented in Factory Colors and Specification
Multiple Championships and First-Place JCNA Concours and Slalom Awards
Subject of Three-Part Series in the XK Gazette
Accompanied by Owner's Manual, Tool Kit, Jack, and Tonneau

2016-02-22 16:50:57 | pauls writes:

Auction actually 3/16. Gooding has added yet more description:

PROVENANCE
H.C. Billings (acquired new in 1959)
Ensign Norris, Escondido, California
James L. Jensen, Fremont, California (acquired in 1988)
Gary Kakuska, Oswego, Illinois (acquired from the above)
Current Owner (acquired from the above in April 2011)

EXHIBITED
JCNA Concours d'Elegance, 2012 (Southeast Region Class Champion)
JCNA Slalom, 2012 (North American Class Champion)
JCNA Slalom, 2013 (North American Class Champion)
JCNA Monte Carlo Rally, 2013 (JCNA Special Award for North American Best Score)
JCNA Slalom, September 2014 (North American Class Champion)
JCNA Concours, 2014 (North American Class Champion)
Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance, 2014 Featured Marque Award (Best Jaguar)
JCNA Concours, Biennial Challenge Championship, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, September 2015 (First in Class)

LITERATURE
XK Gazette, Number 183, December 2012, feature article
XK Gazette, Number 184, January 2013, pictured on cover, feature article
XK Gazette, Number 185, February 2013, feature article
XK Gazette, Number 218, November 2015, feature article

THIS CAR
This outstanding example of the high-performance 3.4-litre XK150 S Roadster possesses an important position in the development of Jaguar's classic XK sports car line, and benefits from a recent professional restoration to concours standards.

The Jaguar 3.4-litre XK150 S, of which fewer than 900 examples were built, delivered significant performance dividends with three SU carburetors, straight-port head, upgraded camshafts, and a lightened flywheel. These late-production XKs, equipped with Le Mans-proven Dunlop disc brakes, were the fastest, safest, and most comfortable sporting cars available in the late 1950s. According to a certificate of authenticity from the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, this XK150 S was completed at the factory on November 27, 1958, and dispatched for the US on December 22. Records from the Browns Lane factory archives state the roadster was originally finished in cream with red upholstery and specified with body-colored wire wheels, and completed without a radio, fog lamps, or whitewall tires.

By the late 2000s, the unrestored Jaguar had come into the possession of XK specialist Gary Kakuska of Oswego, Illinois, who had previously restored an early XK120 Alloy for the consignor, a Florida-based marque enthusiast. After selling the car to the consignor, Kakuska was commissioned to undertake a comprehensive restoration to JCNA concours standards. The body was removed for a bare-metal repaint in the original factory color of cream, while the chassis was disassembled and refinished, including a rebuild of the brakes, gearbox, and differential. The interior was properly trimmed in red leather and the instruments were rebuilt. The matching-numbers engine was removed and rebuilt with new forged pistons, stainless steel valves, valve guides, camshafts, and timing chains. The crankshaft was re-ground, the manifolds were refinished in the proper porcelain coating, and the engine was balanced and blueprinted.

The goal of this restoration was to achieve concours standards while also providing driveability in rallies. After work was completed in July 2012, the car attended many JCNA events, culminating in first place at the biennial Challenge Championship in September 2015. The consignor extensively documented the restoration, which he described in several articles in the XK Gazette.

A proven winner in a number of recent JCNA concours and slalom events, this XK150 S presents beautifully and is accompanied by a proper tool kit, jack, and a tonneau cover. The highly authentic restoration has stressed the car's original appearance, unfettered by side mirrors, fog lamps, an antenna, or even the usual hood mascot. This sensational XK150 S roadster is an exquisite example of a classic Jaguar sports car - one that is worthy of the most discerning collections.

2016-02-22 16:54:47 | pauls writes:

Lot 073, Amelia Island 2016

2016-10-05 02:13:01 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:
www.fantasyjunction.com/cars/1901-Jaguar-XK150%203.4%20S%20Roadster-3.4%20Litre% ...

Sellers description:
1958 Jaguar XK150S Roadster
Chassis No. T831825DN Engine No. VS1681-9
Cream with Red Interior

This particular car began its restoration journey, completely original, and unmodified. It had been stored in California for over twenty years when XK experts Jim and Gary Kakuska of J. K. Restorations in Oswego, Illinois acquired the car. All numbers on the car match its original data plate and the numbers on its Heritage Certificate. According to its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, this XK150S was completed at the factory on November 27, 1958, and dispatched on December 22, finished in cream with red upholstery and specified with painted wire wheels, radio delete, fog lamps, and whitewall tires. XK historian John Elmgreen researched the Browns Lane factory archives and found this Jaguar was shipped from London to Miami around January 1, 1959, aboard the S.S. Hindrich Oldendorff. Four known owners have been documented with the car, the majority of ownership having been in California with the earliest documented CA title dating Feb 1988.

The current owner (previously having his XK120 Alloy car restored by the J. K. Restorations) purchased this XK150S shortly after the restoration was completed in July 2012. During the restoration, the body was removed for a bare-metal repaint in the original factory color of cream, while the chassis was disassembled and refinished, all major components were rebuilt including the suspension, brakes, gearbox, overdrive, and limited slip differential. The interior was properly trimmed in red leather and the instruments were rebuilt. The engine was removed and rebuilt with new forged pistons, stainless steel valves, valve guides, and camshafts. Timing chains were installed and the engine was balanced and blueprinted. The exhaust manifolds were refinished using the proper porcelain coating. During the restoration, an undated cardboard "for sale" sign was found in the passenger pocket in which Ensign Norris (the second known owner, believed to reside in Escondido, San Diego County, California) offered the car for sale at $3950.


The goal of the restoration was to achieve the highest Concours standards while also providing high performance in Slaloms and reliability in Rallies. After completion in July 2012, the car participated in numerous JCNA events, winning Best of Shows and North American Championships in Concours and Slaloms. It won the 2014 Hilton Head Island Concours d' Elegance, Featured Marque Award (Best Jaguar) and First in Class at the biennial JCNA Challenge Championship Concours in September 2015. The restoration was documented in three articles in the XK Gazette, including the car's January 2013 cover appearance. The car has dependably covered 2600 miles since its restoration. The restoration was the subject of a three-part XK Gazette article published by Philip Porter and featured on the cover of the January 2013 issue.

Overall the car remains in excellent condition with paint and chrome trim in particularly fine shape over the past four years since the restoration was completed. The interior surfaces are in excellent condition with no significant signs of wear. Carpet is in good condition overall with minor edge wear at the door sills. The engine compartment is beautifully finished with proper polishing on the factory aluminum castings, proper gloss finishes on assorted black parts, and correct engine color. Instruments are wonderfully detailed with correct finishes, proper dials and needles. The overdrive can be easily accessed from the dashboard and functions properly.

With a flip of the switch and just a moment's pause for priming, the engine bursts to life with a single push of the starter. Engine idle is smooth and crisp with no pulsing. The clutch engages easily and all gears are smoothly operated without excess binding. The triple carburetors show their power in the mid to upper revs as the car continues to pull on hard acceleration and Jaguar's racing heritage emerges. Shifting through all gears, one enjoys the exhilarating sensation of speed coupled with crisp downshifting while tapping the trusting Dunlop disc brakes (available only on these later production "S" models). Braking is smooth and in keeping with technology of the period.

A proven Concours, Rally, and Slalom events winner, this XK150S presents beautifully. The highly authentic restoration celebrates the car's original appearance and elegant visual simplicity. This powerful XK150S roadster is an exquisite example of a classic Jaguar sports car - one that is truly worthy of any enthusiasts desires.

Multiple Championships, Best in Shows, Best in Class, and perfect scores awarded by Jaguar Clubs of North America (JCNA).

Winner of JCNA Featured Marque Award (Best Jaguar) at 2014 Hilton Head Island Concours d' Elegance.

2014 JCNA North America Champion Class D1/PRE for Classic Jaguars
2015 Best in Class at JCNA Biennial Challenge Championship, Elkhart Lake Wisconsin.

North America Champion in JCNA Slalom 2012, 2013 and 2014 for 1949 through 1961 Jaguar XK sports cars. Setting the all-time JCNA North American Slalom record for fastest XK150.

JCNA Special Award for best score in North America for a Monte Carlo Rally in 2013.

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