The Jaguar XK150 is a sports car produced by Jaguar between 1957 and 1961, as a successor to the XK140. Initially available as a Fixed head coupé and later in 1958 also as a Drophead coupé (XK150 Open Two-Seat roadster). The coupes were equipped with minimal rear seats.
Despite the similarities with the XK120 and XK140, the XK150 was radically changed. A 1-piece windshield replaced the split screen. The widened hood opened into the wings, and on the Roadster the windshield was moved back 4 inches to lengthen the hood. The car was available in Red, Pearl Grey, White, Indigo Blue, Claret, Cotswold Blue, Black, Mist Gray, Sherwood Green, Carmen Red, British Racing Green, Cornish Gray and Imperial Maroon. The XK140 walnut dashboard was replaced by a leather dashboard. At the beginning of the Drophead coupés, the aluminum center dashboard had an engraved X pattern, which resembled the earlier 3.8 E-type. Thinner doors gave more interior space. The suspension and chassis were similar to that of the XK140. The standard engine was the 3.4 liter DOHC Jaguar, but most cars were equipped with the SE engine, with a modified cylinder head (B-type) and larger exhaust valves. Twin 1.75-inch SU HD6 carburetors were installed. Although the first XK150s were slower than their predecessors, the shortfall was corrected in the spring of 1958 with a 3.4-liter "S" engine. In 1960 the 3.4 liter engine was bored out to 3.8 liters. A 3.8 liter 150S went above 135 mph and from 0 to 60 mph in about 7 seconds. Four-wheel Dunlop 12 disc brakes appeared for the first time, although in theory it was also possible to order a car with drum brakes. Production of the XK150 ended in October 1960. A total of 2265 Roadsters, 4445 FHCs and 2672 DHCs were produced
A 250bhp 3.4 liter XK150S FHC was tested by The Motor in 1959. It had a top speed of 132 mph and could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds. Fuel consumption of 22.0 miles per imperial gallon was recorded. At the time, it was the fastest closed car that the magazine had put through a full road test.
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