The last year of production for the XK150, the 1961 model-year brought about very little change to the Jaguar XK150. Where Roadsters had been the best-selling XK120 and XK140 body styles, the Coupe was by far the most popular XK150. This has not deterred todays collectors and Jaguar enthusiasts from turning to the 1961 Jaguar XK150 Roadster (and other model-year XK150 Roadsters) as a collectors piece for their garage. In fact, the XK150 continues to be a popular model for restoration if you can find one. During this time period, the XK150 Roadster accounted for only 13 percent of sales, with just over 2,200 manufactured. It is unclear how many of these remain today, however they can be found with some research and diligence. With their elegant lines and iconic curvature, powerful 3.8L engine and more luxurious interior, it is easy to understand why the XK150 continues to draw collectors. For the collector that is looking for a more raw version of the XK Roadster, the earlier XK120 and XK140 Roadster models are probably more in line with what youre looking for. These are known to be less comfortable, less refined and more in line with the Jaguar race cars of the era.
When you begin the search for any classic or vintage car, it is important to keep a budget in mind. This is particularly important if youre planning on taking on a restoration project in which parts will need to be found and purchased. When viewing and inspecting any potential purchase, be sure to take into account the work that will need to be completed. On the other hand, if youre purchasing a 1961 Jaguar XK150 Roadster that has already been restored, having a thorough inspection will be key. Youll want to be alerted to any issues pertaining to rust, poor workmanship, misaligned body panels and more. Of course an inspection of mechanics is also advised.
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