[xk] XK150 DHC in Shannons GP Auction


There is some mystery to the red XK150 DHC being offered in the Shannons AGP
auction 8-3-04

It has been for sale for some time using engine no V2639-P yes P
I enquired as to ID numbers yesterday and ID plate says
S824443DN V2639-P
J10024 JLS39786
engine block no is 7B59052-8

Going back through my records I have this car being imported from the UK in
1991 by Tony Richards of Darwin Northern Territory he had owned it in the
UK and quoted rego no as VVS737 one of the scottish period numbers he noted
previous owners as Thurstons of Canterbury. He presumably had some paperwork
as he also noted a PJ Gower-Crane of millwood lodge Bristol/ Keynsham as
owning it in dec 83 and somthing to the effect that he brought it new in 2
june 1958.
He also noted the name Cyril Powell of 3 Hale st New Milton as having it at
8 october 1984 and the rego at this point was DML915A

The numbers S824443DN this chassis no originally had engine no V4100-8 Body
no J8991 gearbox JLS40552 cream / red sold by RMOS as H/D to capt L
Johanneson 4/6/58

The body no J10024 relates to XK150 FHC chassis no S824861DN engine no
V6856-8 gearbox no JLS 43917JS pearl / red sold new by Henlys london 4/5/59
rego WXX859 to a Mr Wilkinson

No record of engine no V2639-8 or JLS39786 although these could be a
matched engine and gearbox from an XK150 and maybe a LHD DHC.

Can anyone add anything to the above to help identify this car or shed light
on to its background