1960 Jaguar XK 150 Coupe
The Jaguar heritage is one that needs no introduction to those who follow fine vintage automobiles. Starting from the meager roots of the Swallow Sidecar Company, the Jaguar name became solidified with the SS and continued with legendary cars like the XK and the E-Type. As the premier European racing events evolved in the late 1950s, the Jaguar name was a constant presence in competition where it routinely battled with all of the greats. Born from a need for a more powerful competition car, the XK 150 made its debut in 1957. While it may have looked similar to its 120 and 140 predecessors, it was in fact a complete reinvent of the previous XK. The new XK 150 featured a body line around the doors and the grille was wider. The XK 150 also used a single curved windshield. Power was also improved as a 3.4 liter dual overhead cam straight six greatly improved performance. Interior appointments were also refined with leather dashboards. The interior was a driver’s delight having been laid out with competition in mind. Improvements to the XK 150 continued and for 1960 a new 3.8 liter engine provided 265 horsepower. The 3.8 allowed the XK 150 to reach speeds of 130 mph, more than enough to keep up with the BMWs and Mercedes racers of the day.
Offered to the collector of fine British sport cars is this wonderful example of the XK; an original car with the exception of an excellent quality repaint. Powered by Jaguar’s 3.8 liter six, it’s a car that offers great performance in a gentleman’s roadster. Its fine dedication to originality and outstanding condition make it the ultimate car for both driving and display. Jaguars of this era are becoming increasingly hard to find with good originals being even scarcer. This XK 150 is a car that does not disappoint in both fit and finish.
The Jaguar XK 150 is a car that has its own history both on the street and on the track. This fine example is sure to be a wonderful addition to any collection while offering years of excellent touring.