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T835997DN

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Record Creation: Entered on 7 July 2020.

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2009-11-26 08:33:56 | pauls writes:

Car offered at:
www.classicshowcase.com/CUVehicleZoom.asp

Sellers description:
This Jaguar is rare and very original. Show Car Level. It was a participant in the 1964 Litre Bug Twist slalom, the Valley Touring Society’s 1963 Time Trials, and the 21st Santa Barbara Road Races in 1964. The car was originally owned by Ray Milland, a famous actor of the 1950s and 60s. The same family has owned the car since 1967.

No expense was spared in this correct and proper restoration to the highest standards by Classic Showcase. Every component has been rebuilt or replaced. The craftsmanship is superb as well as the fit. Perfection was our goal in restoring this original Jaguar with heritage certificate. It is a super example. The engine rebuilt to factory specifications matching and calibrated with new pistons, bearings, valves, guides, seals, timing chain, head completely rebuilt, rebuilt carburetors, clutch, all new brake parts, drive shaft balanced, restored shocks, part of the chassis and many other parts refinished in it’s correct finish, new suspension, under carriage rebuilt, new wire harness, gas tank restored and epoxy sealed, rebuilt fuel pump, all electrical components, gauges, knobs, switches rebuilt, rescreened or replaced, and seat frames restored, replaced stone guards, new triplex windshield, new drip panels, new exhaust system, rear end completely rebuilt as well as the transmission.

One of the finest in the world. DVD of the restoration process accompanies the car.

2010-01-22 13:20:20 | pauls writes:

Car at Gooding & Co auction 1/10
www.goodingco.com/auction/index.php

2012-02-02 23:34:09 | pauls writes:

The car appears with partial history of the car and its owner(s) in the February 2012 edition of the XK Gazette.

2013-06-18 16:32:30 | jean marc gorsse writes:

I have a mark nine , and i wont paint it i to PEAL GREY, like she is new .
Have you the paint composition
best regards
Jean MARC GORSSE

2014-01-01 22:09:21 | pauls writes:

Car to return to auction 1/14
www.rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm

Auction description:
Arizona
16 - 17 January 2014
Lot 93
1959 Jaguar XK150 S 3.4 Fixed Head Coupe
To be auctioned on Friday, January 17, 2014
$210,000 - $250,000

Chassis no. T835997DN
Engine no. VS1731-9
Body no. J9742
Gearbox no. JLS42919JS

Actor Ray Milland once said that "seeing someone like Clara Bow driving down Sunset Boulevard in a white sports car...was like a dream world." After his own success with a Best Actor Oscar for The Lost Weekend in 1946, he was able to work continually in Hollywood, and he even had his own mid-fifties series, The Ray Milland Show, on CBS, opposite Groucho Marx's You Bet Your Life on NBC. That success allowed him to live the dream, and on April 28, 1959, he took delivery of a Pearl Grey over red Jaguar XK150 S.

Like many of his contemporaries, Milland enjoyed using his car in the sporting manner for which it was intended, and he appears to have participated in slaloms, time trials, and road races in Southern California with it, before selling it in 1967. The second owners, the Billeter family, kept the car for more than 40 years. Additional details of the car can be found in the February 2012 edition of the XK Gazette.

During an exacting 2009 restoration by Classic Showcase, which has been photographically documented on an included DVD, the car was stripped to bare metal and comprehensively restored in-house. All body work and fittings were attended to before the factory-correct original color was carefully applied. A complete new interior was fitted, along with a new triplex windscreen, and all rubber was replaced throughout. The mechanical work shows the same attention to detail, with every moving and electrical part left in perfect working order. During the restorations process, a stainless steel exhaust system was fitted to improve the longevity of the XK150 S.

In recent years, the XK150 S has achieved National Champion status, boasting an impressive list of show results, including three consecutive JCNA 100-point scores in a single calendar year, a First Place win at the coveted Dana Point Concours d'Elegance, and a win at the Palm Springs Concours d'Elegance. These showings stand as a testament to the quality of workmanship and care that was involved to elevate the XK150 S to a concours-level National Champion.

As a comprehensively restored and rare model with a prestigious and colorful history, this Pearl Grey Fixed Head Coupe is truly a one-of-a-kind example. Coupled with an impressive list of concours achievements and decorated ownership, this Coupe presents the serious Jaguar collector with an opportunity to not only acquire a special piece of Jaguar history but also a chance to own a show-winning example that continues to shine in the spotlight.

2014-07-31 16:35:55 | pauls writes:

Lot 93 Sold for $220,000

2020-07-07 10:28:43 | pauls writes:

Car on BAT

bringatrailer.com/listing/1959-jaguar-xk150s-3-4-fhc/

Auction description:

Lot #33824

Seller: Europeanautowholesalers

Location: Lodi, New Jersey 07644

Chassis: T835997DN

163 Miles Shown, TMU

Numbers-Matching 3.4L Inline-Six

Original Four-Speed Manual Gearbox

"S" Specification Example

Originally Owned by Ray Milland

Restoration Finished in 2009

Pearl Gray over Red Leather

Triple SU HD8 Carburetors

Laycock-de Normanville Overdrive

Chrome Wire Wheels

Fog Lights

Badge Bar

Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate

JCNA Judging Sheets w/ 100 Score

Private Party or Dealer: Dealer

This 1959 Jaguar XK150 is one of 199 fixed-head coupes built with power from an “S” -specification 3.4L engine during four years of production. It was completed on January 12, 1959 and was distributed through Jaguar Cars of New York to its first owner, Academy Award-winning actor Ray Milland, in Beverly Hills, California. It reportedly remained with Milland until 1967, when it was purchased by its second owner and later that year sold to its third owner. In 1976 the third owner disassembled the car to begin a restoration, which he was not able to finish before his passing in 1997. The car was then sold by the owner’s son to Classic Showcase in Oceanside, California, who completed the restoration in 2009. Acquired for the selling dealer’s collection in 2014, the car is finished in the factory color combination of Pearl Gray over red leather and retains its numbers-matching, triple-carbureted DOHC inline-six and original four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive. Following the restoration, this left-hand-drive XK150S earned three consecutive 100-point scores at Jaguar Clubs of North America concours events. It is now offered by the selling dealer in New Jersey with a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, an owner’s manual, several emblems from 1960s driving events, a compact disc containing photos from the restoration, JCNA judging sheets, and a clean California title.

The body was refinished in its factory shade of Pearl Gray during the restoration carried out by marque specialist Classic Showcase. Exterior features include Lucas fender-mounted side mirrors, Lucas driving lights, and a badge bar mounted across the front bumper guards. Badges are displayed on the bar representing Jaguar Club San Diego, Club Jaguar Mexico, and the 50th anniversary of JCNA.

Chrome 16” wire wheels are secured by two-eared knock-offs and wear Firestone Deluxe Champion wide-whitewall tires. The XK150 model was the first production Jaguar with four-wheel disc brakes as standard equipment, and the Dunlop calipers of this example were rebuilt in October 2019. The suspension system features an independent torsion-bar setup up front and a live-axle rear with leaf springs, along with hydraulic shock absorbers all around.

The cabin was retrimmed during the restoration, retaining the original color indicated on the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate. Red leather upholstery covers the seats, door panels, and dash, with matching wool carpeting lining the footwells, seat backs, and rear storage box. Additional features include a four-spoke steering wheel with an adjustable column, a beige headliner, tinted perspex sun visors, and a locking glovebox. The trunk is trimmed in red Hardura and houses a full-size spare wheel and tools.

Smiths instrumentation includes a 140-mph speedometer and a 6k-rpm tachometer. The five-digit odometer shows approximately 160 miles, with total mileage unknown.

The 3.4L XK inline-six features a straight-port cylinder head, triple SU HD8 carburetors, and a 9:1 compression ratio. Factory-rated output was 250 horsepower. The engine was rebuilt during the restoration, and service during current ownership is said to have been carried out in-house with yearly check-ups. Work in October 2019 included adjusting the carburetors and flushing the fuel system.

Engine number VS1731-9 is stamped on the block, and is also shown stamped on the pumpkin-orange cylinder head. Number JLS42919JS is stamped on the four-speed manual transmission, which features a Laycock-de Normanville overdrive unit and was also rebuilt during the restoration.

The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate lists the original colors and component numbers as well as the original delivery to Ray Milland on April 28, 1959. Also included in the sale are an owner’s manual, two maintenance charts (one factory, one reproduction), and a collection of the following emblems mounted on a board for display:

21st Running Santa Barbara Road Races, 1964

SM Valley Touring Society Time Trials, 1963

“The Litre Bug Twist”, Litre Bugs-FCCA Slalom, 1964

SCCA El Camino Real National Rally, 1963

Vandenberg Wagen Kreuz B.E.S.C.C, 1963

SMiViTS Time Trial, 3rd in Class, 1963

Boeing Employees Sports Car Club, Santa Maria

“Let’s Twist”, Boeing Employees Sports Car Club, 1963

JCNA judging sheets reflecting scores of 100 at events in 2010 and 2011. The car also won first-place awards at the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance and Palm Springs Concours d’Elegance following its restoration. A statement on the car’s history from Classic Showcase and a compact disc containing images from the restoration will accompany the records.

2020-07-17 13:49:02 | Capt RD writes:

Reserve NOT met Bring a Trailer online auction

BID TO $130,000 ON 7/17/20

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