Manufactured by Jaguar from 1957 to 1961, the XK150 was first available in the Fixed Head Coupe and Drop Head Coupe versions. It wouldnt be until 1958 when the Roadster would become available. Though the XK150 was not the longest-lived of the illustrious XK lineup, it would prove to be the most profitable, accounting for more than 52 percent of sales. If youre looking for a 1960 Jaguar XK150 Roadster, they (and other model-year XK150 Roadsters) are quite difficult to find, as they only made up approximately 13 percent of sales during this time period. Also something to keep in mind is that the first XK150s were actually slower than their predecessors, a deficit that was corrected in the spring of 1958 when a 3.4L S engine was added. This engine, with its three SU carburetors and straight-port cylinder head increased power quite significantly.
Engine options would change again for the 1960 Jaguar XK150 Roadster, when the 3.4L engine was bored to 3.8L, which would give drivers 220hp in standard tune or 265hp in the S form. Road tests indicated that a 3.8L 150S could top 135mph and could perform a 0-60mph test in around 7.0 seconds. Understandably, this engine option is perhaps the most popular today. When searching for a 1960 XK150, keep your eye out for this configuration. In total, 2,265 Roadsters would be produced from 1958 to October 1960, with 4,445 Fixed Head Coupes and 2,672 Drop Head Coupes. Jaguar enthusiasts are unsure exactly how many of these models remain in existence today. If youre looking to purchase a 1960 XK150 Roadster or any Roadster from the XK150 lineup partnering with a classic car dealership that has the industry connections and resources to help you find the model you desire is key. A California classic car dealership based in Los Angeles, The Beverly Hills Car Club team has their finger on the pulse of the classic car market. Whether youre searching for a pristine XK150 Roadster that has been meticulously restored or are happy finding a barn-find that you can restore yourself, let their team assist you in your search. In the meantime, they encourage you to browse their website to learn more about their services and to tour available inventory.
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