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When considering the awesome automotive decade of the 60’s, what comes to mind? You may think of the Austin Healey 3000 Mark I, which was classy; the Fiat 1200, which was innovative; the Chevrolet Corvette, which was typical; but the Jaguar? It’s nearly impossible to daydream about 60’s sports cars, think about the Jaguar XK150, and suppress a natural smile. From the curvature of the bodywork to the smooth 3.8L, 265 horsepower DOHC 6 cylinder and the mechanical shift of the transmission, enthusiasm is hard to control. Quick for its time, the 1961 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe could hit 135 mph and make the run from 0-60 in 7.0 seconds. Its simply an amazing car that demands you enjoy the drive. It doesn’t offer power steering, so you must anticipate the turn and apply the throttle tip in just right. With no roof, Jaguar activates more pleasure sensors in your brain as your next turn approaches. It is fast and nimble, exceeding today’s standards that define fun-to-drive. Jaguar launched the XK150 in 1958, and ended production in 1961. The car was fitted with disc brakes and a powerful engine when the American horsepower race heightened, giving it a terrific power to weight ratio with equal stopping power. Open the hood and youll find an engine that is almost as gorgeous as the car, celebrating every valve cover, spark plug, and exhaust manifold. It is a car for the enthusiast for sure, but it also helps us reminisce of a time when cars were so involving that it was an intimate experience just to drive one.
Looking to purchase a classic Jaguar?
If you’re in the market for a 1961 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe, you’ve come to the right place. The Beverly Hills Car Club, a California classic car dealership based in Los Angeles, is home to one of the finest collections of classic autos in the county. From average condition models that would be ideal for restoration to pristine, showroom quality XK150’s worth of the next Concours d’Elegance, let their team introduce you to the wonderful selection of XK150 models available to you. They are also happy to provide you with Buyer’s Tips that will help you have a smooth transaction. For example, always ask the seller for documentation regarding any restoration, maintenance or ownership history. Always hire a third-party inspection company to give you an overview of the cars mechanics and body condition. Explore the soft top on the Drophead Coupe models to ensure its condition and that the mechanics required to fold the top back are in working order. These are just a few of the tips they can provide.
To learn more or to view their 1961 Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe inventory in person, please do not hesitate to contact them today. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find the classic you desire. Connect today!
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