1960 Jaguar XK150,
Lot 245
1960 Jaguar XK150SE 3.4-Litre Coupé Chassis no. S825333DN Engine no. V7614-8
£38,000 - 45,000
US$ 65,000 - 77,000
amended
Lot Details
1960 Jaguar XK150SE 3.4-Litre Coupé
Registration no. 778 BWP
Chassis no. S825333DN
Engine no. V7614-8

Footnotes

  • What would turn out to be the final glorious incarnation of Jaguar's fabulous 'XK' series of sports cars arrived in 1957. As its nomenclature suggests, the XK150 was a progressive development of the XK120 and XK140, retaining the same basic chassis, 3.4-litre engine and four-speed Moss transmission of its predecessors while benefiting from a new, wider body that provided increased interior space and improved visibility courtesy of a single-piece wrap-around windscreen, replacing the divided screen. A higher front wing line and broader radiator grille were other obvious differences, but the new model's main talking point was its Dunlop disc brakes. Fade following repeated stops from high speed had been a problem of the earlier, drum-braked cars, but now the XK had stopping power to match its prodigious straight-line speed.
    Introduced in the spring of 1957, the XK150 was available at first only in fixed and drophead, '2+2' coupé forms, the open two-seater version not appearing until the following year. Disc brakes apart the chassis remained much as before, as did the 3.4-litre, XK, six-cylinder engine that produced 190bhp as 'standard' or 210bhp in 'Special Equipment' form when fitted with the 'B'-type cylinder head. The four-speed Moss gearbox continued while overdrive and automatic transmission were options. 'The Jaguar XK150 is undeniably one of the world's fastest and safest cars. It is quiet and exceptionally refined mechanically, docile and comfortable... we do not know of any more outstanding example of value for money,' concluded The Autocar.
    Equipped with the desirable manual/overdrive gearbox, this right-hand drive XK150 was restored by marque specialists Robinson & Goodwin of Grismby in 2002. We are advised that the car was stripped down to the chassis and then rebuilt, with everything that required replacement being replaced. Works carried out included reconditioning the engine and fitting a new clutch, while improvements incorporated include larger front brake discs, an electric cooling fan and a CD player. On completion the vendor took the XK to Altea on the Costa Blanca, reporting that it 'drove like a dream'. Only 3,000 miles have been covered since the restoration's completion and '778 BWP' is described as in generally excellent condition. Finished in black with grey leather interior, the car is offered with sundry restoration invoices, current MoT and Swansea V5.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this XK150 benefits from being converted to unleaded, fitment of a stainless steel exhaust and now has 12 months MoT.
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