1959 Jaguar XK150 'S' 3.4-Litre Coupe Project. One of 88 XK150 'S' RHD Coupés
In storage since 1975
Exciting restoration project
It is estimated that only 88 right-hand drive examples of the XK150 'S' 3.4 fixed-head coupé were built, making it one of the rarest of all the variants of this most iconic of post-war British sports cars. Chassis number 'T824946DN', registration number 'YOP 911', was completed in February 1959 as a UK-market, right-hand drive, 3.4-litre 'S' fixed-head coupé finished in Cotswold Blue. It is equipped with the desirable manual/overdrive transmission and has the high (4.09:1) rear axle ratio for relaxed cruising at high speeds. According to the Heritage Certificate, this XK was sold through Jaguar main agents P J Evans of Birmingham to its first owner, Mr J Kitchen of Sutton Coldfield. The old-style VE.60 continuation logbook lists a number of owners up to 1975 when the car was taken off the road. Its last tax disc, valid to December 1975, is still in place on the windscreen.
'YOP 911' has remained in storage since 1975 but nevertheless has been started periodically and runs and drives (tested at low speeds on private land) with good oil pressure and the gears and clutch operating well. This 'matching numbers' car has never been fully restored nor indeed ever had a colour change; after 43 years of slumber it now requires full restoration and offers an exciting opportunity to renovate an entirely original example of a very rare model. ‘YOP 911’ remained in long term ownership before being acquired by the last owner in order to be fully restored. Unforeseen prior commitments now mean this extremely rare and special car is available once again on the open market. Interestingly this car last changed hands in October 2018 for £66,000. Absolutely any inspection is welcome. All major debit cards accepted. Delivery and shipping can be arranged. Please contact us for more information.