1961 Jaguar XK150 3.8L SE FHC Numbers Matching, SE, Manual w/ Overdrive, BRG/Tan
- Condition: Used
- Make: Jaguar
- Model: XK
- SubModel: XK150 3.8L SE FHC, #'s Matching, 4 Spd, Overdrive
- Type: Coupe
- Doors: 2 Doors
- Year: 1961
- Mileage: 77,783
- VIN: S847033DN
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 3.8L I6
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1961 Jaguar XK XK150 3.8L SE FHC, #'s Matching, 4 Spd, Overdrive
Offered for sale is a gorgeous, ery original, ntirely numbers matching, echanically strong, inal production year 1961 Jaguar XK150 3.8L SE FHC (Special Equipment, Fixed Head Coupe) with a manual transmission and overdrive. Verified by its Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate, he car is finished in desirable and factory correct British Racing Green over a beige interior, ounding out what is arguably one of the best-equipped, ost attractively finished XK150 Fixed Head Coupes ever produced. Always driven sparingly and properly maintained and garaged, he car is believed to have traveled a mere 77k original miles in its 55+ years of service, videnced by its gorgeous, ntirely honest original condition.Chassis Number…………………….S847033DNEngine/Head Number…………….VA2208-9Body Number………………………..J11392Gearbox Number…………………...JLS46787JS
The “S” prefix in the chassis number confirms that it left the factory outfitted with the Special Equipment package, omprised of the B Type cylinder head with 9:1 compression, ire spoke wheels and dual exhaust pipes. The “DN” suffix to the chassis number denotes the optional overdrive fitted to the standard transmission. Each of the above numbers is confirmed on the corresponding component, s well as the car’s data plate and Heritage Certificate.
The car was sold new to Mr. Hugh A. McDonald, U.S. Army Officer from South Carolina. He would eventually be stationed in Europe in the late 1960s, aving the car shipped over with him for a time before resettling in northwest Illinois in 1969. The following year the car was sold to a Mr. Ron Guthrie of Rock Island, L, ho would enjoy ownership of the car for more than 26 years. In addition to consistent maintenance throughout his stewardship, r. Guthrie commissioned cosmetic refurbishment as necessary, aving the car repainted in the original color at some point in the 1990s and having new Wilton wool carpets, eather seat covers and a new headliner installed, ll purchased on one of his trips to England. He also purchased new wire wheels with stainless steel spokes and nipples, s well as new splined hubs and knock-offs.
In 1997, ith the car having accrued slightly more than 68k miles, r. Guthrie sold it to a Mr. Frank Ege of Moline, L. During his ownership, r. Ege exacted quite a few repairs and improvements including (but not limited to): re-porcelained exhaust manifolds reinstalled with new studs and stainless nuts, re-cored radiator with new upper and lower fan shrouds installed, ew rear springs and rear shock absorbers, rake cylinders sleeved with brass and new seal kits, ew brake pads installed, aster cylinder sleeved with stainless steel liner and a new rebuilt spring, ebuilt front suspension with new upper and lower ball joints, ew grease seals on the wheel hubs and all new rubber bushings, ebuilt fuel sending unit, ebuilt carburetors with new shafts, ew ignition wires and ignition wire carrier, ully re-worked door hinges, re-chromed original bumpers and over riders reassembled with new welting and stainless steel hardware, fully re-worked steering column and new Avon steel belted V-rated tires and tubes.
Mr. Ege would put roughly 8,500 additional miles on the car during his seven years of ownership before selling it in 2004 to a Mr. Roger Warren of Fort Collins, CO, here it would remain in his collection for the ensuing twelve years before we acquired the car earlier this winter with 77k original miles. Throughout its 55+ years of service, he car’s four owners have always ensured it was garaged and well maintained, ever left to sit idle and degrade. It’s therefore never been restored, erely refurbished as necessary and lovingly kept in fine condition. It was never subjected to winters or the elements, as no evidence of any accident damage and retains an incredibly solid and sound original undercarriage.
As the pictures show, he second owner’s freshening efforts have help up quite well and the car remains absolutely gorgeous. While having its share of minor imperfections (each too insignificant to appear in the photos), he factory correct British Racing Green finish is deep and lustrous, erfectly offset by the clean beige interior. The body is straight, xhibiting no evidence of any accident damage and retaining exceptional, onsistent panel fits and gaps. The glass and chrome are in excellent condition and, s the recipient of proper care and storage, he frame, ocker panels and the rest of the undercarriage all remain in excellent original condition, howing no evidence of harmful rust or sloppy repairs. A condition mirrored in the trunk and engine compartment, t tells the story of a remarkably untouched, xtremely original example that has always lived a charmed life. The car comes with an owner’s manual, ool kit, riginal spare wire wheel and changing tools, unctional retro-style radio and the aforementioned JDHT Heritage Certificate.
The car is also excellent mechanically, he original, umbers matching, 20 bhp, 3.8L engine (with twin SU Carburetors and uprated uprated 9:1 compression B-type head) starts effortlessly, dles smoothly and consistently and pulls with grin-inducing force through each of the original transmission’s gears, augmented by the spectacular roar emitted from the replaced dual stainless steel exhaust. The car drives and brakes straight and true, he suspension is tight and the car is a joy from behind the wheel, hether tooling through town, winding through the canyons or bombing down the highway. These things considered, his lovely example would be ideal for either weekend cruises to local shows or more strenuous touring.
As one of only 656 3.8L XK150 FHCs, his is a truly uncommon opportunity to acquire a gorgeous, ery original, inal production year example that has all the right things going for it: entirely numbers matching, .8L engine, anual transmission with overdrive, pecial Equipment package, trong mechanicals, solid undercarriage and desirable, actory correct British Racing Green over beige livery. It would be incredibly difficult to find a similarly stellar original example, o whether in the market as a marque enthusiast or as a seasoned Jaguar collector, his rare and incredible example deserves your serious consideration.