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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

type Series Production Car
production years 1960 – 1961
built at Coventry, England
engine Inline-6
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Cast Iron w/Aluminum Cylinder Heads
valvetrain Chain-Driven DOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Twin SU Carburetors
displacement 3442 cc / 210.04 in³
bore 87 mm / 3.4 in
stroke 106 mm / 4.2 in
compression 8.0:1
power 164.1 kw / 220 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 63.92 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 151.72 bhp per tonne
body / frame Steel over Steel Chassis
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Steel Discs or optional Spoked Wires
front tires Dunlop 6.00×16
rear tires Dunlop 6.00×16
front brakes Dunlop Discs w/Power Assist
rear brakes Dunlop Discs w/Power Assist
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Wishbones w/Torsion Bars, Telescopic Shock Absobers
r suspension Live Axle w/Half-Elliptic Springs, Telescopic Shock Absobers
curb weight 1450 kg / 3197 lbs
wheelbase 2590.8 mm / 102 in
front track 1310.6 mm / 51.6 in
rear track 1310.6 mm / 51.6 in
width 1333.5 mm / 52.5 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual w/Optional Laycock Overdrive
tran clutch Borg & Beck 10in
fuel capacity 63.65 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