By 1957, the design of the popular Jaguar XK series, which started in 1948 with the XK120, was looking a little dated according to industry professionals at the time. Although it retained the cut down MK V chassis, the Jaguar XK150 was updated visually with a one-piece, curved windshield, and on the Fixed Head Coupe a larger rear window. This wrap-around style window was in at the time and was paired with a more straightened curvature, which resulted in a heavier look. The 1957 launch released only the Fixed Head Coupe and the Drop Head Coupe, as the introduction of the Roadster was delayed until 1958 when it was introduced alongside the S models. If you’re interested in purchasing a 1960 Jaguar XK150, you’ll be able to choose from all body styles as well as the 3.8-litre engine. In total, 9,395 models were produced throughout its production run.
The professionals at The Beverly Hills Car Club, one of the country’s renowned California classic car dealerships, recommend having a thorough knowledge of the options and upgrades that were available on the 1960 Jaguar XK150 if you are considering purchasing one. This Buyer’s Tip will not only assist you in ensuring you are looking at on original Jaguar XK 150, but will help you in assessing its value. While it is estimated that very few XK150’s were ordered with standard equipment, the package offered buyers wire wheels, two fog lights, overdrive and twin exhaust system, which replaced the standard single pipe design. The S Model, on the other hand, was available with either a 3.4 or 3.8-litre engine and more powerful triple carburetors. All models, except where fitted to special equipment of S trims, included wire wheels in silver, chrome or special order body color, various radios, overdrive for manual transmissions, bucket seats and white wall tires. Interestingly, the leaping Jaguar mascot was offered for the first time on an XK series car. These are just a few of the items to look out for when choosing your 1960 Jaguar XK.
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