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1959 Jaguar XK 150

Drophead Coupe
Bonhams Amelia Island 2021
Thursday, 20 May 2021
$91,840
Sale Price
$110,000 - $150,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
20 May 2021
Sold Date
115
Lot Number
#3+
Older restoration
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis no. S838005; Engine no. V6265-8. Black with black cloth top over dark red leather. 3442/190hp, 4-speed, chrome wire wheels, Michelin X tires, woodrim steering wheel, fender mirrors, aluminum radiator, electric fan, JDHT certificate documented.

Evaluation: Represented as matching numbers. Good older repaint and better upholstery. Done to quality touring standards with some miles and several years since. Orderly but used engine compartment. Serviced last month with rebuilt carburetors, fuel system cleaning, new plugs and cosmetic detailing. More than good enough to be displayed with pride at the end of a day’s touring.

Bottom Line: The extensively described recent work is indicative of several years of static storage and may (rightfully) have impeded bidders’ enthusiasm for an otherwise attractive and well-preserved older restoration. The result here even after adding the vigorish is conservative and leaves room for work that may rear its ugly head upon further inspection and experience.

by Rick Carey
29 May 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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