<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8

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1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe

Sold for US$ 79,520 inc. premium
1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe
Chassis no. S847017
Engine no. VA2162-8

3,781cc DOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
220bhp at 5,500rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Desirable and rare 3.8-Liter XK150 Coupe
*Matching numbers example finished in Cotswold Blue from the factory
*Beautifully restored mechanically and cosmetically
*Offered with Heritage Trust Certificate, restoration file, books and tools


THE JAGUAR XK150

"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." -The Autocar

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-liter engine and 4-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 XK140's divided screen.

Cleverly, the new body used many XK120/140 pressings, the increased width being achieved by means of a 4"-wide central fillet. 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 drop head coupe forms, the open Roadster version not appearing until the following year. At 210bhp, the standard 3.4-liter engine's maximum power output was identical to that of the XK140, so performance was little changed. Overdrive and a Borg-Warner automatic gearbox were the transmission options, the latter becoming an increasingly popular choice, while a Thornton Powr-Lok limited-slip differential was available for the XK150S.

In the autumn of 1959, the XK150 became available with the 3.8-liter engine first seen in the Mark IX saloon. Standard (220bhp) or 'S' (265bhp) states of tune were offered (the latter featuring overdrive as standard) and in either form the XK150's increased weight was more than offset by the power of the larger engine, the car regularly recording in excess of 130mph in magazine road tests.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Completed at Jaguar's Coventry workshops on October 13th, 1960, this XK150 Coupe was equipped with the larger 3.8-Liter engine from new and finished in the elegant combination of Cotswold Blue over a black leather interior. Configured as a left-hand drive car, the new Jaguar was dispatched to the United States shortly thereafter and delivered by Jaguar Cars of New York to its first owner, a person by the name of F.L. Hovey. Enjoyed and coveted by its original owner for more than 18 years, this Jaguar XK150 3.8-Liter Coupe was sold to its second owner, a Mr. J. McGreevy of Toronto, Canada, in 1979. Mr. McGreevy would cherish the XK for nearly 33 years before selling it to the 3rd and most recent owner, Mr. A. Lopatin in July of 2017.

Upon purchase, Mr. Lopatin would commission a documented restoration of the aging Jaguar which can be scrutinized in the comprehensive file accompanying the car. The work covered both mechanical and cosmetic aspects and totaled over $150,000. Presented in Cotswold Blue over a neatly contrasting Grey interior, this striking Sports Coupe is presented with Special Equipment including dual exhaust, wire wheels and twin fog lights up front. Further, its 3.8-Liter engine is confirmed as retaining its matching-numbers by the Jaguar-issued Heritage Trust Certificate. A 15inch Moto-Lita wood-rimmed steering wheel has been fitted, while the original steering wheel and painted wire wheels will accompany the sale. In addition, a knock off hammer, tool roll with jack, operating and service handbook, fitted car cover, and the complete restoration file including parts invoices, detailed restoration invoices, photos, and the Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate will also join the car. From the end of the legendary XK production run, this fine matching-numbers Jaguar is a very usable collector car and is ready to be enjoyed on high speed rallies such as the Copperstate 1000 or Colorado Grand.

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  • Please note, this vehicle is titled as a 1961.
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<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
<b>1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. S847017<br />Engine no. VA2162-8
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