Ultra-low mileage 1958 Jaguar XK150 shows its claws

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1958 Jaguar XK150 S 3.4 Roadster

1958 Jaguar XK150 S 3.4 Roadster

A concours standard 1958 Jaguar XK150 ‘S’ Roadster with a fascinating history and just 500 miles on the clock will be offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at its Classic Sale on Saturday 27th July. Estimated at between £175,000 to £195,000, this particular model has benefited from a restoration project lasting nine years which was only completed in 2009. The main reason for the incredibly low mileage is that its first owner, a Mr JJ Dolce of Salt Lake City, Utah, who was a speed enthusiast, barrel rolled the car at the Bonneville Speed Trial in 1959, not long after he took ownership. Following the spectacular crash, the car’s remains were bought in 1960 where it sat in dry storage for the next 40 years. Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions, said: “This is the most amazing XK150 that Silverstone Auctions has ever seen. Not only is it in a superb condition thanks to a painstaking restoration project, but it also has a fantastic and fascinating story to tell. “Also, with just 500 miles on the clock, this has surely got to be one of the lowest mileage cars of its type in existence, and we’re delighted to offer it at the Silverstone Classic Sale.” When the XK 150 ‘S’ 3.4 Roadster was produced it was the fastest production car available. After its long period of dry storage, this car saw the light of day again in 2000 when renowned UK classic car restorer Mike Ball of Beacon Garage and bodywork guru Ray Miles, of DMR repair centre, commenced their intricate restoration project. There is a photographic record of the entire restoration process in the history file and it is detailed in a Jaguar World magazine article. “Nine years of hard work and meticulous attention to detail has been spent on this XK, but what time well spent that was. The end result is what you see today….a concours standard car which in turn has become a magnificent piece of Jaguar history,” added Nick. Other Jaguars confirmed for the sale at the home of British motorsport include a 1969 E-Type Fixedhead Coupé Series II, estimated at between £30,000 to £35,000, a 1970 E-Type Series II Roadster, estimated at between £50,000 to £60,000, and a 1973 E-Type V12 Roadster, estimated at between £40,000 to £45,000.Tags: