1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Roadster

1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Roadster

1960→1961 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Roadster

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.

In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
production years1960 – 1961
built atCoventry, England
positionFront, Longitudinal
block materialCast Iron w/Aluminum Cylinder Heads
valvetrainChain-Driven DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedTwin SU Carburetors
displacement3442 cc / 210.04 in³
bore87 mm / 3.4 in
stroke106 mm / 4.2 in
power164.1 kw / 220 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output63.92 bhp per litre
bhp/weight151.72 bhp per tonne
body / frameSteel over Steel Chassis
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeSteel Discs or optional Spoked Wires
front tiresDunlop 6.00×16
rear tiresDunlop 6.00×16
front brakesDunlop Discs w/Power Assist
rear brakesDunlop Discs w/Power Assist
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionWishbones w/Torsion Bars, Telescopic Shock Absobers
r suspensionLive Axle w/Half-Elliptic Springs, Telescopic Shock Absobers
curb weight1450 kg / 3197 lbs
wheelbase2590.8 mm / 102 in
front track1310.6 mm / 51.6 in
rear track1310.6 mm / 51.6 in
width1333.5 mm / 52.5 in
transmission4-Speed Manual w/Optional Laycock Overdrive
tran clutchBorg & Beck 10in
fuel capacity63.65 litres or 16.80 gal.

Auction Sales History

1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Roadster
1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8-Litre Drophead Coupe
– sold for $220,000
Expertly Restored by Classic Jaguar Specialists. 100-Point JCNA Award Winner. 2011 JCNA National Champion Award Winner. Rare 3.8-Litre Drophead Coupe Example. Accompanied by JDHT Certifcate, Tools, and Fitted Luggage.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company

1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Roadster
1958 Jaguar XK150 3.8-Litre Roadster S830812DN
– sold for €120,750
This XK150 Roadster was restored by one of its previous owners, American enthusiast and collector, the late Mike Amalfitano. In the course of the rebuild he also improved the car, incorporating upgraded suspension (shock absorbers, springs and radius arms) for better handling; larger brakes; a five-speed gearbox; alternator electrics; and electric power-assisted steering.
Auction Source: 2015 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais

1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Roadster
1959 Jaguar XK-150S Roadster
did not sell for $85,0004-Speed manual with overdrive. This low mileage, factory XK-150S has received a full vehicle service detail by Classic Showcase. Included in the vehicle service, the gas tank was removed, hot tanked, epoxy sealed, painted and reinstalled with new hardware. Minimal mechanical service was needed as this vehicle has always been well maintained and serviced, running exceptionally well and documented with service records.
Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Daytime Auction by Mecum

998613 (1)
1959 Jaguar XK150 3.8S Roadster 820063DN
– sold for €230,227
he ultimate evolution of the XK-Series Jaguars of the 1950s. One of 36 XK150 S 3.8 Roadsters and one of 24 special-order cars produced. Original, unrestored example with matching numbers and original factory colours. Heritage Certificate and Operating, Maintenance and Service Book signed by William Lyons.
Auction Source: 2011 Salon Privé Auction by RM