• The recipient of a body off, Concours standard restoration

  • 1 of only 68 3.8 'S' DHC examples built in RHD

  • Supplied new via Henlys of Manchester - 300 HYR, first issued registration still applies to the vehicle today, 64 years later

  • Full matching numbers

  • Specially ordered with 'Mechanical Overdrive' - this option was only fitted to the 3.8 S and only few cars were equipped with this very rare option from factory

  • Documented history from 1965 to the present day

  • Listed in the international XK register

  • Original 'BUFF' log book and Jaguar Heritage certification on file

  • Equipped with with EZ power steering, 3 point belts with inertia reels, Zeus 4 pot front callipers, Wosp 65A dynator and Wosp high toque pre-engage starter

  • Know by DD Classics for over 40 years and under our care for the past 4 years

  • Part of a world famous collection - truly Magnificent

As per the Heritage certificate on file, this exquisite 'S' example is presented in its original colour combination of glorious Maroon coachwork with Biscuit hide, matching hand stitched top roll, door cards and leather-bound Wilton carpets. The hood is Charcoal Black mohair with matching hood bag and lined in the correct West of England wool, Maroon Wilton over carpets with twin heel pads. Burr Walnut surrounds the instruments - refinement coupled with elegance. Gleaming chrome 16-inch wire wheels with two ear spinners, leaping big 'cat' standing proudly on bow - Gold painted cylinder head. Engine and under carriage magnificent, better than the day the car rolled off the factory line, 64 years ago.

DD Classics are immensely proud to be able to offer one of the rarest of post war 'Big Cats' last of line XK series 3.8 'S' - UK home market delivered this is truly a very special opportunity. Supplied new via agents Henly's of Manchester on 12th February 1960, equipped with JLS gearbox from Browns Lane. This example was specially ordered with mechanical operation overdrive, with small operating lever protruding from the transmission cover. This gave the car more sportier feel when engaged. From the factory the UK 'S' cars were fitted with Thornton Power-Lok differential as standard, this limited slip diff was fitted with 4.27;1 ratio and tripled 2 inch SU carburettors - top of the line of all the XK cars.

The recipient of a body off nut and bolt restoration to Concours standard, the attention to detail can only be described as a labour of love which you can only fully appreciate upon viewing. Rolls-Royce standard, the best of the best.

Accompanying the car is a photographic folder containing the restoration work, original 1st print owners handbook - factory issued. Invoices running from 1965 to the present day. Jaguar Heritage certification, complete ownership listing the very 1st to the current owner. Workshop manual and International XK register - page 73 fourth car up.

Under our care and management the car has benefitted with host of technical improvements to make the driving experience effortless:

  • EZ power steering

  • 3 point seat belts with inertia reels to the driver and passenger seats

  • Rear fitted with twin lap belts made in classic weave, chrome fittings

  • Hand made alloy covers were made and then trimmed to match the main hide for the refined look and added safety

  • Period Dunlop callipers removed and Zeus 4 pot brake callipers, fitted in there replacement - for the ultimate stopping ability

  • Dyno replaced and fitted with Wosp 65A Dynator - which looks period correct but with the internals of modern alternator

  • Wosp high torque pre engaged starter motor with pulley for Dynator

  • Standard stock radiator removed enlarged new radiator fitted with period veins or correctness, Revotec electric fan fitted - with all the added works makes this car capable of anything the modern roads throw

AUTOSPORT June17th 1960 - John Bolster test drives the new 3.8 Jaguar XK150 'S "It then became apparent that the 3.8-litre engine is in a different world from the 3.4-litre. Lets face it, the 3.4-litre Jaguar is a tremendous car, but the 3.8-litre has that extra torque just where it matters most. For example the acceleration from 100-120 mph is substantially noticeable from 80-100 mph and then continues to surge forward even after the overdrive has been engaged at 115 mph".

Now available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call 0208 878 33 55 to book an appointment.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information but errors may occur.

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XK 150 3.8 S DHC
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1 mls
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Right (RHD)
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Has Report
Ready to drive
Accident free


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DD Classics Ltd.

Daniel Donovan

97-101 North Road

TW9 4HJ Kew

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

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