1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe
Lot 177
1959 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe Chassis no. S836334DN Engine no. V5809-8
Sold for US$ 46,200 inc. premium
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1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe 1960 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe
Lot Details
1959 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe
Chassis no. S836334DN
Engine no. V5809-8
3,442cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
210bhp at 5,500rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission with Overdrive
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Matching numbers example
*Factory Left Hand Drive XK150
*Striking color combination
*Great car for restoration or refurbishment
*The ultimate expression of Jaguar's XK series



The Jaguar XK150

The XK150 is the ultimate expression of Jaguar's XK series. Introduced in 1957, it continued until superseded by the E-Type in 1961. Increasingly "civilized" with creature comforts, the cat's claws were still evident in the increasingly powerful dual overhead camshaft six-cylinder XK engine. The traditional XK look was retained, though revisions to the bodywork included a number of changes, primarily to add interior room for the driver and passenger. The revised fender line made room for a wider cowl and windshield and fed into thinner doors that much improved comfort. Jaguar adopted the disc brakes which had so dramatically demonstrated their effectiveness in the C- and D-Types at Le Mans, improving not only braking performance but also the XK 150's marketing. The package was appealing, comfortable, and offered sensational performance, with looks to match courtesy of Sir William Lyons' classic "leaping cat" coachwork.


The Motorcar Offered

According to Philip Porter's excellent book Original Jaguar XK, this Jaguar was completed at the Jaguar works in late June, 1959. It was configured as seen today; a fixed head coupe fitted with the manual four speed overdrive transmission and left hand steering, and was most likely destined for the US market. Little is known about the car's subsequent history, but it appears to have been kept on the road for all these years. The red interior appears original, and now shows a wonderful patina. The paint shows some imperfections, however the car looks as if it has never been taken apart for restoration. Here is a wonderful example to refurbish before enjoying it on rallies or tours, or indeed to give the "full treatment" to bring it up to Concours-level condition.

Without reserve

Footnotes

  • Please note that this vehicle is titled as a 1960
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