This absolutely beautiful Jaguar XK150 3.4 S manufactured in November 1958 and delivered to Henlys of London has now, after many years come back onto the market due to its present owner retiring from driving. The car was professionally restored with subtle upgrades by the renowned Peter Thurston in England before being shipped to its present owners in Norway. The vehicle has been regularly serviced and maintained by Jaguar Norway LTD dealership with care to only use the vehicle on sunny days. The vehicle proudly displays the Norwegian Jaguar owner’s club badge on the grille and has recently been subject to a full service and under bonnet detailing and carburation rebuild / set up by CCCR in Cirencester. As you sit in the car the first thing you notice is that view over the bonnet and the tops of the wings blending into head lamp pods and crowned by the leaping cat, for me personally the finest windscreen view of any car! The vehicle performs faultlessly, starting easily from cold with just a few turns of the starter showing the auto choke performing correctly and the engine holding very good compression. There is no smoke from the exhaust just that glorious sound of the legendry XK engine. When engaging gear and taking up drive there is no clutch judder and as you seamlessly change up through the gear box (Which is a joy to use on this car) the engine pulls very hard with the exhaust note willing you to rev harder than is socially correct. The brakes and steering are firm and positive giving good communication and allowing enthusiastic driving hinting at why Jaguar won Le-Mans so many times in the 1950’s. The car handles like it should, grip levels are as you would expect from a 1950’s sports car but with beautifully neutral handling erring to slight but safe under steering unless you want to prod the throttle to engage a little over steer at the limit. The interior of the car looks amazing with just the right amount of patina which takes many years of carful ownership to achieve (As opposed to the new bottle look of a freshly restored car) The paint and bright work are again all in beautiful condition complementing the interior and all dials locks and the hood mechanism work as they should.
As someone who has driven and worked on this car and who has a good amount of experience with XK’s and being a Jaguar enthusiast, my summery would be, this is one of the finest XK’s on the market today and if this is the model of car you are looking for I suggest you come and see this one quickly before it sells!