Supercar Fest Sale of Iconic & Classic Cars 28 May 2022

95 + buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter Lot 460 1959 Jaguar XK150 ‘S’ 3.4 Roadster This, well-travelled, 150 ‘S’ was initially exported to Lagos in Nigeria and delivered to its first lucky owner, John Bowman, who is understood to have been a manager in the oil industry. The records indicate that it was registered in the UK on a Q-Plate (QJ 3172) in 1964 and it’s believed that the car was temporarily brought back to England for a short period prior to returning to Nigeria for a number of years before finally coming home around 1978. In October 1989, Mr Bowman sold the car to a Mr Tony Piacun who was in the motor trade which probably accounts for the sale never being formally recorded by the DVLA. Mr Piacun commenced a gentle rebuild which took place over 11 years concluding with the sale of the car to its current owner on 1/12/2000. During this time major mechanical work and an engine rebuild was carried out by Chris Forbes in Coventry. A large quantity of letters and invoices relating to the period 1989 - 2000 still exist and are with the car. When purchased by our vendor, the current owner, the Jaguar was indeed running and had a current MOT Certificate, however, after careful inspection he realised that the XK was simply not up to his exacting standards and needed further attention, a glance at our images will give a clear idea of the level of fit and finish that was required. Consequently, a further £20,000 was invested with Suffolk & Turley and R S Panels in Nuneaton who were tasked with bringing the car up to a Concours standard and, in that, they were patently successful. Our vendor has been most particular about ensuring the car is as original as possible, so much so that the only concession to modernity has been the fitting of seat belts. Everything works perfectly, the overdrive, the cigar lighter and even the clock keeps perfect time! Currently the odometer reads circa 73,500 an increase of 10,800 in the 21 years from the March 2000 reading of 62,699 and it’s believed the overall mileage figure may well be correct considering the car’s history since 1959. During the past 20 years, this impressive Jaguar XK has been cosseted and stored in a dry and secure garage. It has the benefit of a security switch hidden which cuts off the current to the electric fuel pumps and has been lightly used but regularly started and run up to temperature with appropriate maintenance when required. A right-hand drive, 3.4-litre ‘S’ Roadster is a very rare car. Only 32 were built with fewer still on the road and even fewer still in this spectacular condition. Your early inspection is welcomed and encouraged to truly appreciate this exceptional motor car. Registration: 3416 DU Chassis No.: T820061DN Estimate: £120,000 - £160,000 More Details Lot 460 Bid On Lot 460