1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8S - Rally Specification
Location: United Kingdom
The Jaguar XK150 was introduced in the spring of 1957, as a replacement for the XK140 and was available as a fixed and drophead coupe. Whilst the 150 was similar in design to the outgoing model it was considerably more refined. A one-piece windscreen replaced the split screen and the wing line no longer dropped as much over the doors. The bonnet was widened, opened down to the wings and on the roadster, the bulkhead was moved back four inches to make the bonnet longer. In the interior, the XK140’s walnut dashboard was replaced by a leather trimmed unit. The launch specification of the XK 150 included SU carburettors, four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive, independent front suspension with wishbones, coil springs, torsion bars and anti-roll bar, rigid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. In 1960, Jaguar increased the engine size to 3781cc, providing the cars with a class-leading 220 bhp. The optional 150 “S” variant, was tuned to develop 265 bhp enabling it to reach 60mph in just over 7 secs and onto a top speed of just over 135 mph.
The Jaguar XK150 3.8 S Fixed Head Coupe offered here at Autostorico is 1 of only 115 original right-hand drive examples. This stunning car was manufactured on the 9th June 1960 is finished in Pearl Grey with Red leather. Chassis No: T 825266 DN retains its original registration mark ODO 428 and was delivered to its first owner JB Callaghan of Boston, Lincolnshire on the 25th June 1960, having been sold by the Lincoln dealer JRJ Mansbridge. The car was sold by JD Classics to Richard Dresner who entrusted JD to covert the car to Rally specification at a cost in excess of £90,000. The car remained in Richard’s hands until the current owner acquired the car in November 2016.The car has continued to be pampered with detailed service and maintenance records showing a further £20,000 spent.
Specification highlights include; 5 speed synchromesh gearbox, Roll cage, Bucket seats with 4 points TRS race harnesses, JD Sports stainless steel exhaust system, JD Sports adjustable coil over shock absorbers and front anti roll bar, Brake upgrade kit, Oil cooler, Heated front windscreen, JD Sports ignition system and coil, Competition fuel pump, Fire extinguisher and Branz rally meters.
Supplied with an extensive history file including a current V5 registration document, previous MOT’s, heritage certificate and numerous invoices.
This stunning car offers the purchaser an opportunity to own a unique example of a true British classic, which will certainly appreciate further over time.