1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4-Litre Fixed-Head Coupé Registration no. not UK registered Chassis no. S825200
"For nearly a decade the Jaguar XK series has been universally accepted as the standard by which all latter-day sports cars have been judged and now, with the introduction of the new XK150 fixed head and drophead coupe models, brilliant successors to the XK120 and XK140 series, the standard is set still higher." - Jaguar Cars.
Its Dunlop disc brakes were the main talking point of the XK 150 on its arrival in the spring of 1957 - at last the previously drum-braked XK had stopping power to match its prodigious straight-line speed. At first available only in fixed head and drophead coupé forms, the newcomer sported a restyled, roomier body with a higher front wing line, single-piece wrap-around windscreen, and broader radiator grille. The chassis though remained much as before, as did the 3.4-litre six-cylinder engine that now produced 210bhp when fitted with the B-type cylinder head, an option found in the vast majority of XK150s. The B-head engine's superior torque characteristics made for improved midrange flexibility, while the XK's top speed remained in excess of 120mph. The Moss four-speed manual gearbox continued; overdrive and automatic transmission were options.
Finished in Old English White with red leather interior, this wonderful right hand drive XK150 fixed head coupé was supplied new in the UK by Henlys. This particular example is certainly a testament to Jaguars endurance success at Le Mans having covered its miles over a number of continents during its lifetime. The car previously belonged to a Norwegian diplomat in Nairobi, Kenya. It seems he had a passion for Jaguars, owning a 3.8-litre Mark 2 in addition to this XK. The car travelled to Africa via Switzerland and then back to Norway, before eventually ending up in France, most recently returning to the UK. Dating back to the late 1980s, the history file contains bills relating to a re-trim and an engine rebuild circa 1990, and the car also comes with an MoT certificate valid until November 2020. A set of four 4"x16" wheels and tyres is offered with car, which currently is fitted with 15" chrome wheels shod with Avon rubber. A Kenlowe electric fan is the only other notified deviation from factory specification.