1960 Jaguar XK-150 Drop Head Coupe
‘Red Hills Rods & Classics’ is happy to offer you this beautiful 1960 Jaguar XK-150 Drop Head Coupe, an amazing unrestored survivor wearing its original Cream exterior wrapped around its original Red Leather interior. This beautiful original example is believed to be a three-owner car with only 40,552 original miles. The third owner was looking for a 1960 XK-150 Drop Head Coupe that he could restore, but when he took delivery of this beautiful car he decided that restoring it would be an absolute sin. These amazing classic Jaguars have a timeless style that transcends time and space.
A little bit of history on these special cars goes like this: The Jaguar XK150 was introduced in May 1957 in Fixed Head Coupe & Drop Head Coupe form, replacing the XK-140 range. The Roadster version came along in March 1958. All cars used the XK-140 chassis but this time the bodywork was of a much more modern appearance & for the first time featured a one piece curved windscreen. Inside the vehicle the walnut veneer on the dashboard & door cappings had been replaced with a padded leather trim. Mechanically one of the main changes to the XK-150 were the Dunlop disc brakes which were used both front & rear, as opposed to drum brakes which were fitted to the XK-140. The engine however was from the 140, and as before was available in standard tune, or in a higher performance version on the Special Equipment models. The Standard model had the 190 hp of the earlier car but this time for the "SE" or S as it became known, power was up to a heady 250 hp. This was achieved mainly by a new design of cylinder head (which became known as the straight port cylinder head) & triple S.U. carburetors. Overdrive, which had been an option, also became standard fitment in 1958. In 1959 a 3.8 Liter engine became available with 220 hp in standard form and 265 hp in the "S" versions. In 1960, Jaguar upgraded their XK engine to have a displacement of 3781 cc. This was achieved by increasing the bore & offered 220 hp over the standard 190 hp 3.4 Liter. Like the previous model, an optional Special Equipment Model was available, which used the B-Type cylinder head & twin SU HD6 carburetors. Other refinements included wire wheels, dual exhaust, & windscreen washers. Production of all models ended in October 1960.
This beautiful unrestored example that we are offering has obviously been meticulously cared for & maintained over the last 56 years. The original Cream color paint is still quite presentable w/ no dents or signs of damage anywhere, but it shows its age in certain areas w/ some light scratches on the hood, and a couple of small bubbles on the passenger rear quarter. You have to get up close to see these minor issues, because if you stand back 10 feet the paint looks beautiful. All of the original chrome & bright work is in outstanding condition throughout. The black canvas top appears to be new & is in simply excellent condition as well. The top functions perfectly, going up or down w/ no issues whatsoever. The factory wire wheels w/ spinners shine bright & are absolutely beautiful, with no signs of wear or damage whatsoever.
Open the driver’s door and you will find a mostly original Red leather interior that is in absolutely amazing condition throughout! The seats show a little bit of wear but there are no rips or cracks in the leather. The padded dash is beautiful, & all of the original gauges are in working order w/ crisp faces. It appears that the carpeting has been completely replaced w/ correct materials & looks like new. Overall, as you can see by the photos, the interior is outstanding & shows beautifully!
Pop the hood & nestled inside the very tidy engine bay, you will find the original 3.8 Liter six cylinder motor, which is linked to the original automatic transmission, which feeds power to the original live rear axle. She starts, idles, runs & performs beautifully, with plenty of power & torque. The automatic transmission shifts quietly & smooth as silk w/ no clunking sounds or any other strange noises, & the factory 4-wheel disc brake system makes stopping a breeze.
Whether you are looking for a vintage Jaguar to drive & enjoy or to show at your local car events, this is simply a wonderful example of a very popular body style. The original paint is still quite presentable, but a brand new paint job would put this 1960 Jaguar XK-150 Drop Head Coupe into a whole different price bracket. Remember, they are only original once & to find a low-mile original example in beautiful condition such as this is a very rare occurrence. Someone is going to get a wonderful classic JAG!
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