The final rendition of the XK appeared in May 1957. Easily identifiable by its higher scuttle and door line, and much wider grille, the XK150 retained the mechanical layout of its predecessor; in 210bhp XK150 S form, however, it marked a Jaguar first in having all-round disc brakes, an asset with 0-60mph acceleration of 8.5 seconds and a 125mph maximum. For 1960, the penultimate year of production, the 3,781cc engine was fitted, which in S guise produced 265bhp, sufficient for 132mph and 0-60mph in just 7.5 seconds.
Part of the noted ‘Blackhawk Collection’ for many years in Danville California, prior to returning to the UK in the 1990s, this lovely original example was built when new to high performance Special Equipment specification, and fitted with an overdrive gearbox. Although never completely restored the XK benefits from much recent attention, and so still shows a delightful patina often missing from freshly restored examples.
We understand the XK starts readily, the 3.4 litre engine pulls well and shows good compression and oil pressure, and with the overdrive switch flicked is perfect for longer distance journeys. A full stainless steel exhaust has been fitted along with recent master and slave cylinders, also new brake pads and discs. Brand new chrome wire wheels have been mounted on each corner.
Overall this is a good original Jaguar in fine order and as such it has a lovely feel to it. Offered with comprehensive file of invoices for works completed, we are delighted to be able to supply this lovely XK to the lucky next owner.