Jaguar XK 150, the last and most comfortable version of the XK series
– 3.5 L six-cylinder in-line engine with 154 kW (209 hp) and manual gearbox
– Delivered to U.S. in 1958
– Registered in U.K. in 1969, interior overhauled in U.K. in 1970
– Probably driven and sold by the same person in Germany in 1972
– 1975 1st registered owner in Germany
– According to the information, the XK was restored in 1985
– The last known owner performed a supplementary restoration in 2014
– Registered in 2015 with the current owner
– Classic Data appraisal 2015 (grade2-)
– Invoices for engine, carburetor and cooler revision are available, proofing an investment of about 16,000 euros
– Test run and break-in procedure after the engine overhaul with odometer reading 77,859 mls in 2017
– German registration + admission as historic vehicle
This beautiful Jaguar XK 150 Fixed Head Coupe is in good condition and shows perfect driving characteristics
Jaguar’s first post-WWII sports car was unveiled at the Earl’s Court Motor Show in London in 1948. It was equipped with a brand new and very modern engine, with double overhead camshafts. Sir William Lyons’ design was extremely well received and orders for the XK 120 were plentiful. Due to the fact that the sports car was also relatively inexpensive, it became a huge success; not only in the domestic market, but especially in the USA. A closed coupé (“fixed head coupé”, from 1951) and a convertible (“drop head coupé”, from 1953) rounded off the range.
In 1954 Jaguar modified the sports car and re-launched it as the XK 140. Compared to its predecessor, the new one featured a more spacious interior, improvements to the chassis and brakes, and rack and pinion steering. The 3.4 liter 6-cylinder engine was adopted from the XK 120, it now produced 142 kW (190 hp), or 157 kW (213 hp) with the optional C-type cylinder head. An automatic transmission was available as an option. Nothing changed in the selection of available variants – roadster, coupe and convertible. The XK 140 was only produced for three years and was then succeeded by the XK 150.