1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé
Lot 110
1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé
Sold for £ 141,500 (US$ 180,595) inc. premium

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1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé
1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Drophead Coupé
Registration no. 786 JAG
Chassis no. S827639BW


*One of 149 UK-market drophead coupés supplied in 1960
*Automatic transmission
*Restored to an exceptional standard in the mid-1990s
*Many-time concours winner

Footnotes

  • A progressive development of the sensational XK120 and XK140, the XK150 retained the same basic chassis, 3.4-litre engine, and four-speed Moss transmission of its predecessors but benefited from an entirely new, wider body providing increased interior space and improved visibility courtesy of a single-piece wraparound windscreen. A higher front wing line and broader radiator grill were other obvious differences, but the new model's main talking point was its Dunlop disc brakes. Fade following repeated stops from high speed has 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 coupé forms, the open roadster version not appearing until the following year. At 190bhp, the engine's maximum power output was identical to that of the XK140, so performance was little changed. 'Special Equipment' and 'S' versions came with 210 and 250bhp respectively. Overdrive and a Borg-Warner automatic gearbox were the transmission options, the latter becoming an increasingly popular choice, while the much-admired chrome Jaguar mascot was made available as an optional extra on an XK for the first time.

    A sought after 'Special Equipment' model fitted with the automatic gearbox, this XK150 SE drophead coupé was manufactured in September 1960 and is one of the last XKs built. The car was in running condition when purchased by the previous owner in 1995, and during 1996 was subjected to a full 'last nut and bolt' rebuild with no expense spared. Many of the original parts and components were retained or restored, and the car still has all its original panels together with the radio. The only upgrades incorporated were a stainless steel exhaust system, manual choke, and electronic ignition. The fact that this car has won over 40 competitions nationally, including 'Best XK' in Jaguar circles, and 'Best Car of the Show' at a Worshipful Company of Carmen event while in the current ownership, is proof of the quality and the standard of workmanship. As can be seen in the photographs, it is as good underneath as on top.

    Finished in Old English White with red leather interior, and described by the private vendor as in 'A1' condition, this exceptional XK150 SE is and offered with sundry restoration invoices, current MoT, a V5 registration document, and comprehensive history file containing the old-style buff logbooks detailing previous owners. A complete tool kit, owner's handbook, and a workshop manual are included in the sale.
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