In 1960 Jaguar upgraded their XK engine to have a displacement of 3781 cc. This was achieved by increasing the bore and offered 220 bhp over the standard 190 bhp 3.4.
Like the previous model, an optional Special Equipment Model was available which used the B-Type cylinder head and twin SU HD6 carburetors. Other refinements included wire wheels, dual exhuast, windscreen washers. Above and beyond the SE model was the S-Type which used a straight-port cylinder head and three HD8 SU carburetors for 265 bhp @ 5500 rpm.
Auction Sales History
1961 Jaguar XK150 Fixed Head Coupe S836887BW – sold for $59,000 Multiple First Place awards in JCNA Concours Championships. Two frame-off restorations with most recent in 2013 by current owner who has restored multiple Jaguars that were National Concours champions. Scored from 99.93-99.96 out of 100 points. Engine and transmission were replaced. 3.4L DOHC engine. 4-speed manual transmission. New Imperial Maroon exterior. New Black leather interior including rugs and interior panels. New working interior lighting and new modern radio. New tachometer with working clock. New wire wheels and tires including spare. New grill and tail light pliths. Rechromed bumpers, over riders and head light rings. Replated door handles with new rubber. New windshield. Complete tool kit. Current owner has owned since 1980. Rust free and stored in climate controlled garage. Auction Source: Monterey 2014 by Mecum Auctions
1959 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupé S836482BW – sold for €72,800 According to its JDHT Certificate, this 1959 XK150 was built on 1 October 1959, finished in Cream with a Tan interior, and was outfitted with an automatic transmission. It was then shipped to Jaguar Cars New York, where it was delivered new to a Peggy Paige Walton. Today, the car is believed to have had just four owners since new, and it is in splendid mechanical and cosmetic condition. The car was the subject of a full, comprehensive, and photographically documented restoration, in which the paint and interior were restored to their original specification. It has accumulated just 325 miles since the restoration was completed in 2007 and has been very well maintained by its current owner since. Auction Source: 2014 Monaco by RM Auctions
1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8S Fixed Head Coupé 825251DN – sold for €60,754 Finished in British Racing Green with green leather upholstery, this very nicely presented right-hand drive, 3.8-litre XK150 S Fixed-Head Coupé is one of just 150 built and benefits from a complete inside and outside refurbishment completed in 2002, which included new leather and trim, with much of the brightwork restored as well. During the restoration, the engine was removed, completely stripped and cleaned. It was rebuilt by XRN in Bracknell, Berkshire, who re-bored the cylinder block, reground the camshafts and added a new oil pump, timing chain and rear oil thrower. Auction Source: 2011 Salon Privé Auction by RM
1960 Jaguar XK150 S 3.8 Fixed Head Coupe – sold for $132,000 One of Only 41 3.8-litre S Fixed Head Coupes Built. One of Only 12 Originally Imported to the US. A Matching Numbers Example. The Final Evolution of the Original XK. Accompanied by Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate. inished in a glistening black, that allows its graceful shape to assume center stage, the painstakingly refinished chrome stands out beautifully. The interior is finished to the same exacting standards using Biscuit. Auction Source: 2011 Scottsdale Auction by Gooding & Company