My Car Quest

April 17, 2014

Car Of The Day – Classic Car For Sale – 1959 Jaguar XK150 S Roadster

by Mike –

Here is my pick for the classic car for sale today that I would like to own. I do not write about Jaguars very often but the Steve McQueen XKSS and the Jaguar XK150 OTS are special cats.

I do like Jaguars but you have to admit they are numerous. You can hardly go to a car show, or an auction, without seeing several. This green on green XK150 really caught my eye though.

1959 Jaguar XK150 S 3.4-Litre Roadster

1959 Jaguar XK150 S Roadster

Gooding says:

* JDHT Documented Matching-Numbers Example
* Presented in Factory-Delivered Color Combination
* First in Class at a JCNA Event

1959 Jaguar XK150 S Roadster

* Meticulously Restored to Show Standards
* 3,442 CC DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
* Triple SU Carburetors
* 250 BHP at 5,500 RPM

1959 Jaguar XK150 S Roadster engine

* 4-Speed Manual Gearbox with Overdrive
* 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
* Independent Front Suspension
* Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs

The Gooding description of this Jaguar XK150 S Roadster is here. The estimate is $125,000 – $150,000 without reserve.


I really like the XK150, XK140 and XK120 Jaguars. There is an elegance about the styling that is unsurpassed. As I said above I love the green on green color combination of this example.

I also am impressed with the history, as described by Gooding, including the restoration, the awards won and the low 47,000 miles, which is less than 1,000 miles per year.

I think the estimate is reasonable and some lucky person is going to go home with a beautiful Jaguar XK150 Roadster.

1959 Jaguar XK150 S Roadster interior

1959 Jaguar XK150 S Roadster

Let us know what you think about this classic Jaguar in the Comments.

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  1. ~ the XK 120,140, 150 siblings are the cars i first remember starring at, slack-jawed, light-headed, nearly speechless. very influential design within the industry and in my mind. this particular green/green combination is gorgeous.

  2. georgeg20 says:

    Mike, I will agree with you that the XK’s are represented at many a car show or auction. But by that token we can say the same about the Ferrari. 250 HP with 4 wheel disc brakes wrapped in one of the most beautiful metal work. The engine is a jewel on its own. That much horsepower out of an in-line 6, WOW. Please don’t think I’m

    • georgeg20 says:

      Sorry, more difficult to do it on a phone. As I was saying please don’t think I’m partial to this car just because I own an XJR… ))

  3. George…
    You know?, I have on my hands the XK150S owned by Steve Mcqueen for restauration in México…
    My business parthner is in charge to restaurate this classic, so I wonder if some one would like to own this car once we finished It
    What do you recomend to me(To find a buyer or to suscribe the car into an Auction)?

  4. foer sure we have all paperwork with us… what is the value of this car once restaured? 200,000 – 250,000usd?

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