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 838889 5 July 1960
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Owner: eric darmstaedter

Owned a number of British sports cars from Bugeye Sprite in 1968 through MGA, Austin Healy Mark III, Morgan +4 and now the XK150 3.8L DHC for the past 30 years here in Hawaii.

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Updated December 13th, 2018. Not legal proof of ownership.

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2018-11-23 19:21:30 | Eric Darmstaedter writes:

The car was originally shipped to New York on May 7 1960 on the steamer "Bristol City".. I still have the original shpping advice notice from Jaguar Cars Ltd in Coventry. The original colors (and restored colors) are Imperial maroon and Crème.

2018-11-24 12:37:54 | Peter Ingram writes:

Eric _ the books clearly show this car number sequence was built in June 1960   All numbers are good.   Is it with you in Hawai  Peter

2019-04-01 17:34:59 | Eric Darmstaedter writes:

3.8L SE with overdrive

2020-09-19 14:22:00 | pauls writes:

Car now offered at:

www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/jaguar/xk-150/2369243.html

Seller's description:

Location: Kailua, Hawaii, 96734

Mileage: 56,007

Transmission: Manual

Condition: Excellent

Exterior: Imperial Maroon

Interior: Creme

Rare 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8L Drophead Coupe SE with Overdrive

All matching numbers

VIN/Chassis: # S838889DN

Engine: # VA1885-9

Gearbox: # JLS46104JS

Body: # P8498

Last year of production for rare eye-catching Imperial Maroon XK150 3.8L DHC SE with 9:1 compression ratio. Only 264 produced in this configuration. Beautiful driver. Selling after 40 years to purchase something different. Listed on Original Shipping Advice Notice from Coventry England on May 7, 1960 per Steamer Bristol City to New York. Expertly restored engine, braking system, front and rear suspension, exhaust system and wiring, interior and exterior in 1991-1996 by The Buckingham Service in Dallas, Texas. Original transmission removed for restoration and driving; currently replaced with 5 speed Gertrag BMW from Guy Broad Jaguar. Transmission and overdrive ground-up restoration completed by Vintage Jag Works in Blackfoot Idaho in February 2019. Both transmissions go with car. New 165/185R16/400 Offset Radial GR16 tires in February 2013. Total mileage 56007. Garaged for past 23 years since restoration with less than 5000 miles on car. Most recent show Honolulu Auto Show March 29-31,2019. Please see additional cold start and walk-around videos here> drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1zOQsYkw15ZHOs7ToXEvkK42uMlOdAwoi

Willing to ship best class to mainland for right buyer.

Price: $127,000

2021-03-13 06:26:29 | pauls writes:

Car on BAT

bringatrailer.com/listing/1960-jaguar-xk150-11/_source=dm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2021-03-13

Auction description:

Lot #44807

Seller: epdarmo

Location: Kailua, Hawaii 96734

Chassis: S838889DN

Refurbished in 1990s

56k Miles Shown, TMU

3.8L DOHC Inline-Six

Rebuilt Dual SU Carburetors

Getrag 5-Speed Manual Transmission

Refinished in Maroon

Reupholstered Tan Interior

Replacement Tan Soft Top

16" Knock-Off Wire Wheels

Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate

Shipping Advice Note

Removed 4-Speed Manual Gearbox w/ Overdrive Included

Private Party Or Dealer: Private Party

This 1960 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe SE is a left-hand-drive example finished in maroon, and power is supplied by a numbers-matching 3.8-liter DOHC inline-six mated to a Getrag five-speed manual gearbox. Originally equipped with a black interior, a black soft top, and a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive, the car was purchased by the seller in 1975, prior to which it had spent time in New York and Georgia. According to the seller, the car was mechanically refurbished in Texas in 1991, and from 1995 to 1997 the body was restored, the interior was reupholstered in tan leather, and a replacement tan soft top was installed. The car was shipped to Hawaii in 1998, and subsequent service reportedly has included refurbishing the cooling system, rebuilding the carburetors, and also replacing the starter and the fuel pump. This XK150 is now offered with its removed numbers-matching transmission, partial service records dating back to 1977, a Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate, a Shipping Advice Note from 1960, a 1991 appraisal letter, refurbishment photos, a tan tonneau cover and a matching boot cover, a tool kit, spare parts, and a clean Hawaii title in the seller’s name.

Originally finished in Imperial Maroon, the car reportedly had been repainted in British Racing Green when it was purchased by the seller in 1975, and it was subsequently returned to the factory color in 1997 as part of the body-off refurbishment, during which the trim was rechromed. Exterior features include a tan soft top and frame, brightwork including wrap-around bumpers and dual exhaust exits, and Lucas headlights. The seller notes that the paint now exhibits areas of crazing and cracking.

Chrome-finished 16” wire wheels with two-eared knock-off hubs are wrapped in Coker Classic whitewall tires that were installed in 2013. Disc brakes are fitted at all four corners. The inner tie rods and rack mounts reportedly were replaced in 2008, and the brake master cylinder was refurbished in 2013.

The interior has been reupholstered in biscuit leather over replacement tan carpeting. The seller notes some areas of wear in the carpeting, discoloration on the transmission-tunnel covering on the passenger side, and that the passenger-side window sticks intermittently.

A black four-spoke steering wheel fronts Smiths instrumentation including a 140-mph speedometer, a 6k-rpm tachometer, and auxiliary gauges. The five-digit odometer displays just over 56k miles, approximately 5k of which have been added over the past 46 years. The seller notes that the fuel gauge requires recalibration, the windshield-washer vacuum hose is not attached, and the automatic choke was rewired to a manual switch.

The 3.8-liter DOHC inline-six produced 220 horsepower when new and is equipped with dual SU carburetors that reportedly were rebuilt in 2020. Additional servicing and modifications include a cooling-system refurbishment in 2013, a replacement gear-reduction starter, a constant-pressure fuel pump, an electronic distributor, and a 12-volt negative-ground conversion. The removed starter is included in the sale.

Block stamping VA1885-9 matches the number indicated on the accompanying Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate. The seller notes that the cylinder head was replaced under prior ownership with a B-type head; a photo of stamping number KE5006-8.

Power is routed to the rear wheels via a Getrag five-speed manual transmission sourced from Guy Broad Parts of Coventry, England and installed in 1998. The seller notes that the front suspension and steering equipment exhibit areas of missing paint and corrosion. The exhaust system was replaced in 2008.

The removed four-speed manual transmission is equipped with a Laycock de Normanville electric overdrive, and it was refurbished by Vintage Jag Works of Blackfoot, Idaho in 2019. Stamping JLS46104JS matches the number listed on the JHT certificate.

A Shipping Advice Note dated July 5, 1960 shows the car being shipped from Avonmouth, England to Jaguar Cars of New York.

The Jaguar Heritage Trust certificate lists factory-equipped colors, component serial numbers, and production dates. Other sources document that this car is one of only 264 Drop Head Coupes equipped with the non-S 3.8-liter engine.

2021-03-19 15:55:47 | Captain RD writes:

Car on BAT

SOLD FOR $102,150 ON 3/19/21

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