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#1 New purchase XK150

Post by mgcjag » Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:55 pm

Hi All....So sold the E type.....but this came along and had to go for it....Uk car matching numbers xk150se.. 3.4 manual o/d.....new engine rebuild....older restoration body/paint. ...all original interior. ....quite an unusual rare colour.....dont think its something you would pick by choice but i think it does look nice...Lavender Gray
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#2 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by Gfhug » Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:52 pm

Very nice, Steve.
And how do you find driving it, does it give you an E Type smile?

Have fun

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#3 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by mgcjag » Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:02 pm

:bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin: :bigrin: but......its up on the lift for new brakes, suspension, tyres etc.....Steve
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#4 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by politeperson » Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:11 pm

Looks very nice indeed Steve!
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#5 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by H7OB » Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:46 pm

Wow Steve, that looks stunning. Great colour combo. Hope it gives you as much pleasure as the E! :thumbsup:
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#6 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by Tony » Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:01 pm

Hi Steve, great linking up with you and Angus at the 60th bash. I Like your new car, it looks great.

Hope to see you again on the open day at Angus's.

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#7 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by abowie » Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:11 pm

That is a truly beautiful car.

Almost as pretty as my new Mk2 :bigrin:
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#8 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by Fuel.inj » Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:06 am

A stunning looking XK150 Steve. It’s strange how just the right car seems to find you. Enjoy!
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#9 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by mgcjag » Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:36 am

Thanks for the replies guys.....shame there isnt an XK forum like this one......Steve
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#10 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by 1954Etype » Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:05 am

Great looking car Steve!
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#11 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by abowie » Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:56 am

Did I mention my Mk2?
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#12 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by Gfhug » Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:39 am

abowie wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:56 am
Did I mention my Mk2?
You're too modest :bigrin:
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#13 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by Simon P » Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:19 pm

Just when you thought you'd earned a respite from having to clean chrome wire wheels..... :bigrin:

Well done Steve - she looks absolutely sublime!

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#14 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by Series1 Stu » Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:27 pm

Oh, that is lovely. Great choice!

It was an XK150 coupe that got me interested in classics (or old cars as they were at the time). I used to see this guy restoring one of these on my way to and from school in the mid seventies. It puzzled me at first because I thought it was a Mark 2 that didn't look quite right until I understood what it actually was. The guy used to drive it too!

He replaced it with a 356 coupe. Or it might have been the other way around. Well, it was 40 odd years ago

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#15 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by christopher storey » Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:15 pm

Steve : I'm most interested in the colour - I had thought from the pics that it was Ascot Fawn - in itself not a colour I'd ever seen on a 150 - was this a standard colour or was it a one-off, as you could special order any colour you liked ( for a premium of course ! )

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#16 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by malcolm » Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:47 pm

It looks great Steve, good buy.
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#17 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by Gfhug » Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:03 pm

Ascot Fawn or Lavender Grey I’d accept but the DVLA say it’s brown :roll: which is an insult
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#18 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by mgcjag » Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:43 pm

Hi Christopher......im no expert on colours...could be either Lavender or Dove.....I dont have the Heritage Certificate yet so waiting to see what it says ......Steve
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#19 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by max-it-out » Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:05 am

Maybe it`s " Hearing aid " beige :?: Only joking ...Looks fantastic , maybe Steve could write a piece comparing how the XK drives in comparison to the " E " , I`m sure many readers would be interested :salute:
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#20 Re: New purchase XK150

Post by mgcjag » Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:34 am

Iv been asked by a few to give a comparison with the E type.....but your not going to be pleased...Its a far more thrilling exciting drive....with a huge grin factor totally knocking the spots of an E type.....I suggest you should all buy one..... :scratchheadyellow: ...me thinks the prices should now shoot up :bouncyyellow: .....oh and we can start an Xk forum :bigrin:
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