Recently arrived for a complete body and mechanical restoration is this Jaguar XK 150 drophead coupe which was originally dispatched to Jaguar Cars, New York on 5th February 1959. Both of our apprentices were taken with the stateside appearance of the car, particularly set off by the whitewall tyres (I believe the modern terminology used was ‘cool’). When originally despatched the body colour was cream with a red interior and black hood, however the final colour specification for the restoration is still under consideration as is the inclusion of one or two discrete updates to meet the demands of modern motoring.
The owner also intends to retain the left hand drive configuration for originality (perfect for continental touring!). Of the 2489 XK 150 drophead coupes made, 1903 were fitted with the 3.4 engine and of these 789 had a manual transmission fitted with overdrive, as is this car. Anyone interested will soon be able to follow the restoration as it progresses on our new blog which should be up and running in the next week or two.