1960 Jaguar XK-150 S 3.4 OTS
|Current condition:||UNDER RESTORATION|
|Performance:||3.4L, 210 BHP, Triple SU Carbs|
|Transmission:||4-speed manual with overdrive|
|Suspension:||Live Rear Axle|
|Color exterior:||(open to purchaser)|
|Color interior:||(open to purchaser)|
|Brakes:||4-wheel disc brakes|
This Jaguar XK-150 Roadster is in the process of a show/driver level restoration, and is being upgraded to a 150 S-spec, with a 3.4 engine, Triple SU carbs, front and rear disc brakes, and a dual exhaust system among other upgrades; we have rebuilt the engine and transmission, as well as the steering rack and other components. The color combination may be chosen by it's next owner - please inquire at your earliest convenience! The roadster has an estimated completion date of late 2021.
Included in the restoration process of the Roadster: it has already been 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 are being gone through and restored: the fuel, electrical, cooling, and hydraulic system. All components are being rebuilt, 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.