The XK150DHC was the final iteration of the hugely significant post war Jaguar XK range of cars. The XK120 was the most ‘pure’ in respect of line and physical appearance. The 140 evolved into the 150 and this was the ‘ultimate’ evolution in respect of sophistication and ergonomics. The 150 like its predecessors was offered in fixed head, roadster and drop head coupe. The drop head presents the blend of cabin elegance and easy to utilise open top motoring. The 150dhc presents the perfect 1950’s grand touring machine and this car represents a magnificent example of this very desirable car.
According to the original buff logbook on file and confirmed by the Heritage Certificate this car was registered in Hertfordshire as 5DRO on the 14th of July 1958. The car was owned by a Norwegian lady based in Edinburgh for much of 1970’s and 80’s and she took the car to Norway. There it was restored and this photographic evidence of this is also within the substantial file.
Presented in red with red leather trim the car has its original engine and gearbox and is a ‘matching numbers’ car that retains 5DRO as its registration.
I collected this car from a long standing Norwegian customer and drove the car 1300 miles back around Europe back to the UK. It is fair to say that I have a ‘very good’ knowledge of this car. The drive through Norway, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Belgium and France back to the UK was simply a delight. I have always described these cars as ‘grand tourers’ and this car is exactly that. Happy sprinting down the autobahn at 90mph, meandering through empty European roads or working its way through big city traffic 5DRO behaved impeccably. Top down and up or with the rear window zipped out this car keeps giving willingly. The gearbox operates perfectly as does the overdrive. The engine is free revving keeps great oil pressure and doesn’t overheat. It doesn’t have a kenlowe fan which is pretty much unheard of in the UK. The car doesn’t overheat or strees in anyway.
Driving this car around Europe was one of my ‘life’ experiences and I cannot talk highly enough about 5DRO.
Presented for sale in first class structural and mechanical condition this is an older restoration that does great credit to the experts who performed the work some 20years ago.
Sold ‘on the button’ with matching numbers, great history and with a 12month engine warranty. 5DRO is a Jaguar XK jewel
- Make: Jaguar
- Model: XK150
- Exterior Colour: Red
- Interior Colour: Red
- Reg. Number: 5 DRO
- Transmission type: 4 speed & overdrive
- Year of Manufacture: 1958
- Chassis number: S827137DN
- Engine number: V4531-8
- Engine Size: 3400cc
- Fuel Type: PETROL
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