1960 Jaguar-Projects XK-150 S 3.4 OTS
|Performance:||3.4L, 210 BHP, Triple SU Carbs|
|Performance options:||4-speed manual with overdrive|
|Transmission:||Posi-Traction Independent Front / Rear|
|Color exterior:||open to purchaser|
|Color interior:||open to purchaser|
|Brakes:||Four-wheel disc brakes|
*This car is for sale as a Classic Showcase restoration, equal to our driver/show-driver/show restoration levels. Please see our restoration page for further information. This highly original XK-150 S is a matching-numbers car with limited ownership that is an excellent candidate for a restoration.
Included in the restoration process of the Roadster, it will be stripped to bare metal, placed on a rotisserie, metal finished, leaded, all body parts fitted to the car and chrome, prepared for primer, sealer, paint, base, clear, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous finish in the purchaser's desired color combination. All systems will be gone through and restored: the fuel, electrical, cooling, and hydraulic system. All components will be rebuilt back to factory specifications, including the engine, transmission, rear end and suspension. The chrome will be re-plated as needed. The car will receive a complete new custom tailored and fit interior in the correct materials by our upholsterers. An mp4 video of the restoration process will accompany the vehicle. Upon completion of the restoration this Jaguar will be a great example to drive, show, and enjoy!
Production of the Jaguar XK-150 began in the spring of 1957 and would become the last of the tradition 1950s Jaguars. Although similar in appearance to the XKE cars it was replaced, it was certainly a different machine. It retained the same basic chassis, engine, and Moss four-speed gearbox, but its outward appearance was different and wider and there was more interior room for the occupants. Four inches were added to the center of the body making the extra width possible. A one-piece wraparound windscreen improved visibility. The radiator grille was changed slightly. The biggest improvement to the vehicle’s performance was the addition of Dunlop disc brakes on all four corners of the car. The XK-150 produced the same amount of horsepower as the XK140, so their performance was identical in terms of speed. The SE option added a modified cylinder head and larger exhaust valves which increased the standard 190 hp to 210. In 1958 the Model S was introduced which raised the vehicles performance even further. With the help of three two-inch SU HD8 carburetors, a Weslake-developed cylinder head, and high compression pistons, horsepower rose to an impressive 250 brining the zero-to-sixty time in just over seven seconds. All the XK-150s were offered with an optional Borg-Warner automatic gearbox and a choice of either steel or wire wheels. On the S Model, a limited-slip differential could be ordered as optional equipment. There were 2265 examples of the XK-150 Roadster produced with only 888 being the highly-sought after Model S.