16th Mar, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

  Lot 22

1960 Jaguar XK 150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe

Estimated at £25,000 - £35,000

Lot details

Registration No: Un-Reg
Chassis No: S836810BW
MOT: Exempt

  • Manufactured new in left-hand drive configuration and repatriated in 2012
  • In current ownership for c.10 years and dry stored in a garage since then
  • Benefitting from many new parts over that period including Coopercraft rear brakes
  • Rear disc, rear dampers and springs, brake and clutch cylinders replaced in that time
  • Fitted with four pot front calipers, uprated servo and a stainless steel exhaust system
  • Engine run recently, rewarding project supplied with pre-NOVA C&E 389 and US title documents

By the time the XK150 was launched in May 1957, Jaguar had won Le Mans four times and was about to do so again. Though the newcomer was a logical progression of the XK140, subtle changes to the bodywork gave this final iteration of the XK a distinctly more modern air. The split windscreen was replaced with a single sweep of toughened glass and the scuttle height was raised, along with the waistline. Inside, the walnut dashboard of the XK140 was replaced by one trimmed in leather. Thinner doors gave more interior space. The standard engine was the 3.4-litre DOHC straight-six unit of the XK140, but a larger 3.8 litre version became available in 1959 with buyers able to opt for a triple carburettor ‘S’ version of either powerplant. The XK150 was the first production Jaguar to be equipped with disc brakes and at launch was offered in Fixed Head Coupe (FHC) and Drophead Coupe guise, the Roadster following in 1958. By the time the model was superseded by the E-Type, some 4,445 FHCs had been produced.

This XK150 was imported from the USA in early 2012 so it pre dates NOVA but comes supplied with a C&E 389 certificate together with a US title document to aid registration in the UK. Bought as a restoration project, the vendor over the years has fitted 4-pot calipers on the front brakes, new rear disc, Coopercraft rear brakes, new rear springs and dampers, an uprated servo, brake master cylinder, clutch master cylinder and a stainless steel exhaust system. It is fitted with a limited slip diff and the engine has been run recently by the vendor. Whilst still in need of more restoration work this XK is a very good solid starting point for what will be, once finished, an impressive and beautiful car.

For more information, please contact:
Ian Cunningham
07415 871189


Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 16th Mar, 2022

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