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TYPES

In this area, you can learn a lot about the legendary production vehicles of the Jaguar XK series, from the Jaguar XK120 to the Series 3 of the Jaguar E-Type.

At the beginning of 1957, Jaguar was faced with the following situation. Sales of the Jaguar XK140 are at a new low. No wonder, vehicles without self-protruding bodywork already radiate the touch of the past. Since the xK120 was unveiled at the Motor Show on Earls Court, nearly 10 years have passed and the development in design and technology has overtaken the Jaguar XK. This can already be seen on the Jaguar XK-SS, which at the same time drives the streets in small numbers and emerged from the racing legend Jaguar D-Type. Then, on 12 February 1957, a major fire destroyed a large part of the Coventry plant, which is the hardest hit by the new sports car production. At a time when the old is no longer good enough and the new is not yet ready for the market, a decision has to be made, a final "facelift" has to be made. In mid-1957, the successor, the XK150, was launched. The Jaguar XK150 differs significantly from its predecessor in its exterior. The slender fast sports car has become a Tourer. but one that will take it far on the part of motorization. First of all, the 3.4 litre X140 engine with 190 hp is available, from which a 20 hp stronger version is created due to the newly developed B-Type cylinder head. With the delayed introduction of the "Open Two Seater" a 250 hp engine generation, the "S" version, will be added at the same time. Recognizable from the outside by a small "S" with solid line on the car door, under the hood by three large 2 inch S.U. HD8 carburettors, which are required by the newly developed "straight port" cylinder head Harry Weslakes. At the beginning of 1959 a 3.8 litre version follows, which is also available as an "S" version. Thanks to its strong engine, the XK150 is the first production vehicle to be fully equipped with Dunlop disc brakes. The XK150 will be the last of its kind, in the successor model the new direction will finally break through with brute force, the Jaguar E-Type.

 

  • Jaguar XK150 OTS
  • Jaguar XK150 FHC
  • Jaguar XK150 DHC

Jaguar XK150 OTS (Copyright by Otis Blank)

In March 1958, with a delay of 10 months, the 40kg lighter Open Two Seater will be presented at the Paris Motor Show. In order to make the long bonnet more visible, the windshield is set further back. The rear also looks stretched as it is led to the front seats. This creates additional space for luggage and the simple folding roof. Of the spartanity inside, as was common with the XK120 and XK140, there is no trace in the new. Instead of pluggable side windows, it comes with built-in crank side windows as well as with door handles and armrests instead of drawstring ropes.

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  • construction time, prices, production figures and vehicle numbers

    From March 1958 to October 1960, 2265 vehicles were built. A total of 92 right-hand-drive (RHD) vehicles and 2173 left-hand-drive (LHD) vehicles will be produced by the end of production. The base price in the United Kingdom is 1175.-. For the more powerful engine, the "S" version, there will be an additional charge of around 282.-. In 1959, the 3.8-litre engine was added, for which the base prices are 1457.- and 1535.- respectively, for the "S" version.
    The body numbers do not distinguish between left or right-hand-steered vehicles, they are numbered and start with F15001.
    The chassis numbers consist of 6 digit number combinations and differ in those for vehicles with right-hand drive (RHD) starting with the number 820xxx and for vehicles with left-hand drive (LHD) starting with the number 830xxx. Certain chassis numbers have additional letter designations before and after the number combination. These have the following meanings:
    Chassis numbers with a leading "S" stand for vehicles of the "Special Equipment" versions.
    Chassis numbers with a leading "T", stand for vehicles of the "Special Equipment" versions, equipped with the large 3.8 litre engine.
    Chassis numbers with a trailing "DN" stand for vehicles with built-in "overdrive"." DN" stands for the inventor of the Laycock Overdrive, De Normanville.
    Chassis numbers with a trailing "BW" stand for vehicles with built-in automatic transmissions. "BW" stands for the manufacturer Borg Warner.
    Built
    Chassis No. RHD
    Lot
    Chassis No. LHD
    Lot
    Body No.*
    Comment
    Sep. 57
     
    0
    1
    F15001
    this first vehicle is the prototype
    March 58 to Dec. 58
    19
    830002 to 831923
    1922
    F15005 to F16870
    in Oct. 58 the No. 820003 is produced as the first RHD for the domestic market
    Jan. 59 to Dec. 59
    47
    190
    F16948 to F17189
    No. 832110 is the first XK150 with 3.8S liter engine, delivered to Germany, No. 832112 with 3.8 liter engine for Panama
    Jan. 60 to Oct. 60
    27
    61
    F17190 to F17238
     
    * the bodies were not married to the chassis due to production, so the numbers shown show the lowest or highest body number found in the respective year on http://www.xkdata.com. This gives you a rough assessment of whether the body and chassis are consistent with each other in a direct comparison.
     
    The engine numbers are not listed here, as depending on the order they are not only installed in OTS models, but in all Jaguar XK150 types, they start with the designation V1001 for the 3.4 liter engines, VS1001 for the 3.4S liter engines, VA1001 for the 3.8 liter engines and VAS1001 for the 3.8S liter engines. According to research in the Jaguar archives, the last engines probably bear the number V7660, VS2210, VA2297 and VAS1291 as well as VAS1312. The addition -8 or -9 after the number describes the compression ratio of the motor.

  • changes in production

    Over the years of production, technical development did not stop. Economic and technical peculiarities are gradually incorporated into production after extensive consideration. In the following list there are some important adjustments according to chronological order.
    Modified
    from Model (RHD / LHD)
    Description
    July 1958
    000000 and 830439
    Instrument panel around control switch for heating fan motor, next to the rev counter, extended
     
    Leaf springs of the rear axle replaced by new ones with stronger main position and modified spring eye and nylon wrapping introduced
    January 1959
    820004 and 831698
    Ball joints with larger carrying ball and thus larger diffraction angle introduced
     
    Brake calipers with square quick-release brake blocks introduced
    April 1959
    new rear bumper with closer bumper horns introduced
    June 1959
    Trunk hinges with suspension introduced
     
    Venting on the fuel tank is enlarged and the overflow tray of the filling nozzle is adjusted
     
    Ashtray moved from the door to the gearbox tunnel
     
    prism-shaped ground interior mirror (C.14920) introduced
     
    The springs of the lid hinges of the trunk are pre-tensioned so that the boot lid remains open independently. There are no need for the retaining struts and brackets.
     
    stronger alternator with 25 amperes and adapted controller introduced
     
    820039 and 832076
    The three screen air filters of the "S" version are replaced by a single air filter with paper element.
     
    820043 and 832089
    Clutch-taker cylinder equipped with stronger bracket
    mechanical rev counter replaced by an electrically driven rev counter
    July 1959
    820017 and 831899
    Low pressure reservoir for brake booster (Reservac tank) introduced
    January 1960
    new main brake cylinder introduced
    April 1960
    Dashboard modified and warning light for handbrake and low brake pressure integrated
    Storage tank for brake fluid made of polyethylene introduced
    Hand brake pads with flooring type M.34 introduced
    Exhaust tailpipe attached to silencer and secured with clamp, no longer welded.
    rear new shock absorber with 35 mm shock absorber piston introduced
    May 1960
    Brake pads Ferodo DS.5 replaced by Mintex M.33
    November 1960
    red short fibre carpet instead of red slingware introduced
     
    light brown short fibre carpet instead of light brown slingware introduced
     
    black short fibre carpet instead of black slingware introduced
     
    dark blue short fibre carpet instead of dark blue slingware introduced
     
    New headlights for the U.S. export vehicles introduced, due to the new American road registration regulations.
     

  • technical specifications

    Here you will find the most important technical data of the Jaguar XK150 OTS, divided into the areas of engine, chassis and performance values.
    Engine
    Type
    Rows 6 cylinders 4-stroke engine
    Drive
    two overhead camshafts, which are driven by chain
    Valves
    Valve angle 70o, hanging valves
    Bore x Stroke
    82 x 106 mm (3.4 litre engine)
     
    87 x 106 mm (3.8 litre engine)
    Displacement
    3442 cm3 (3.4 litre engine)
     
    3781 cm3 (3.8 litre engine)
    Performance
    142 kw at 5500 rpm (3.4 liters engine)
     
    157 kw at 5500 rpm with "Special Equipment" version (3.4 liters engine)
     
    186 kw at 5500 rpm (3.4S liter engine)
     
    164 kw at 5500 rpm (3.8 liters engine)
     
    198 kw at 5500 rpm (3.8S liter engine)
    maximum torque
    285 Nm at 2500 rpm (3.4 liters engine)
     
    293 Nm at 3000 rpm with "Special Equipment" version (3.4 liters engine)
     
    325 Nm at 4500 rpm (3.4S liter engine)
     
    325 Nm at 3000 rpm (3.8 liters engine)
     
    352 Nm at 4000 rpm (3.8S liter engine)
    Compression ratio
    8:1
     
    9:1
    Cooling
    Water
     
    Chassis
    Brakes
    front: disc brakes with servo assistant
     
    rear: disc brakes with servo assistant
    Transmissions
    4 gear, synchronized from 2nd gear, transmission via cardan shaft to the rear axle
    Suspension
    front: Triangular wishbone with rotary rod springs and hydraulic shock absorbers
     
    rear: rigid axle with leaf springs and hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
    Wheelbase
    2591 mm
    Length
    4470 mm
    Width
    1638 mm
    Height
    1334 mm
    Dry weight
    ---- kg
    Weight
    1448 kg
     
    Performance
    Speed
    198 km/h (3.4 liters engine)
     
    218 km/h (3.4S liter engine)
     
    215 km/h (3.8 liters engine)
     
    220 km/h (3.8S liter engine)
    Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    8.9 sec (3.4 litre engine)
     
    7.5 sec (3.4S liter engine)
     
    7.8 sec (3.8 litre engine)
     
    7.5 sec (3.8S liter engine)

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Jaguar XK150 FHC (Copyright by Chris Sampson)

When he was presented to the press on May 22, 1957, it was no longer clear what the new one represented. It is a mixture of the desires for convenience, but also wants to remain sports cars. The continuous, curved windshield, the flatter fall of the roof columns, the vanished "hip swing", the bonnet pulled over the fenders and the wider radiator grille give the new XK150 a more modern but at the same time more bullish Silhouette. Due to the resulting longer roof structure, two emergency seats can be installed in the font again.

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  • construction time, prices, production figures and vehicle numbers

    From May 1957 to October 1960, 4462 vehicles were built. A total of 1368 right-hand-drive (RHD) vehicles and 3094 left-hand-drive (LHD) vehicles will be produced by the end of production. The base price in the United Kingdom is 1175.-. For the more powerful engine, the "S" version, there will be an additional charge of around 282.-. In 1959, the 3.8-litre engine was added, for which the base prices are 1457.- and 1535.- respectively, for the "S" version.
    The body numbers do not distinguish between left or right-hand-steered vehicles, they are numbered and start with J7001.
    The chassis numbers consist of 6 digit number combinations and differ in those for vehicles with right-hand drive (RHD) starting with the number 824xxx and for vehicles with left-hand drive (LHD) starting with the number 834xxx. After 1999 produced XK150 FHC is changed to the number 847xxx, because the chassis number of the XK150 DHC starts with the 837xxx. Certain chassis numbers have additional letter designations before and after the number combination. These have the following meanings:
    Chassis numbers with a leading "S" stand for vehicles of the "Special Equipment" versions.
    Chassis numbers with a leading "T", stand for vehicles of the "Special Equipment" versions, equipped with the large 3.8 litre engine.
    Chassis numbers with a trailing "DN" stand for vehicles with built-in "overdrive"." DN" stands for the inventor of the Laycock Overdrive, De Normanville.
    Chassis numbers with a trailing "BW" stand for vehicles with built-in automatic transmissions. "BW" stands for the manufacturer Borg Warner.
    Built
    Chassis No. RHD
    Lot
    Chassis No. LHD
    Lot
    Body No.*
    Comment
    March 57 to Dec. 57
    166
    984
    J7005 to J8154
    No. 824166 is delivered as chassis, body is by Carozzeria Rocco motto
    Jan. 58 to Dec. 58
    824167 to 824743
    577
    834985 to 835965
    981
    J15005 to J16870
    No. 835943 is converted to Shooting Brake
    Jan. 59 to Dec. 59
    824744 to 825126
    383
    835966 to 836653
    688
    J16948 to J17189
    No. 832110 is the first XK150 with 3.8S liter engine, supplied to Germany, No. 832112 with 3.8 liter engine for Panama
    Jan. 60 to Oct. 60
    825127 to 825369
    243
    836654 to 847095
    442
    J17190 to J17238
     
    * the bodies were not married to the chassis due to production, so the numbers shown show the lowest or highest body number found in the respective year on http://www.xkdata.com. This gives you a rough assessment of whether the body and chassis are consistent with each other in a direct comparison.
     
    The engine numbers are not listed here, as depending on the order they are not only installed in OTS models, but in all Jaguar XK150 types, they start with the designation V1001 for the 3.4 liter engines, VS1001 for the 3.4S liter engines, VA1001 for the 3.8 liter engines and VAS1001 for the 3.8S liter engines. According to research in the Jaguar archives, the last engines probably bear the number V7660, VS2210, VA2297 and VAS1291 as well as VAS1312. The addition -8 or -9 after the number describes the compression ratio of the motor.

  • changes in production

    Over the years of production, technical development did not stop. Economic and technical peculiarities are gradually incorporated into production after extensive consideration. In the following list there are some important adjustments according to chronological order.
    Modified
    from Model (RHD / LHD)
    Description
    September 1957
    824023 and 834454
    Brake piston of the rear calipers reduced from 44.4 mm to 41.3 mm
     
    824046 and 834491
    Vehicles with automatic transmissions were given a magnetic switch-controlled lock against rolling back on the slope
    November 1957
    824076 and 834600
    upper part of the steering column changed
     
    824096 and 834600
    35 Ampere fuse number 1, 2, 5 and 6 exchanged for 50 ampere fuse
    February 1958
     
    Master brake cylinder sits from grey cast iron instead of aluminium
    May 1958
    824253 and 835301
    Door armrests are introduced with a grip
    June 1958
    824414 and 835548
    Switch for the blinker is moved to the steering column, away from the dashboard
    July 1958
    824420 and 835566
    Instrument panel extended by control switch for heating fan motor next to the rev counter
     
    824551 and 835671
    Leaf springs of the rear axle replaced by new ones with stronger main position and modified spring eye and nylon wrapping introduced
    January 1959
    824668 and 835882
    Ball joints with larger carrying ball and thus larger diffraction angle introduced
     
    824669 and 835882
    Brake calipers with square quick-release brake blocks introduced
    June 1959
    824453 and 835589
    Venting on the fuel tank is enlarged and the overflow tray of the filling nozzle is adjusted
     
    Trunk hinges with suspension introduced
     
    824702 and 835905
    Ashtray moved from the door to the gearbox tunnel
     
    The springs of the lid hinges of the trunk are pre-tensioned so that the boot lid remains open independently. There are no need for the retaining struts and brackets.
     
    The three screen air filters of the S version are replaced by a single air filter with paper element.
     
    Upper edge of the windscreen adapted and prism-shaped ground interior mirror (C.14900) introduced
     
    824900 and 836222
    stronger alternator with 25 amperes and adapted controller introduced
     
    Clutch-taker cylinder equipped with stronger bracket
    mechanical rev counter replaced by an electrically driven rev counter
     
    S version is equipped with reinforced bearing in the accelerator pedal suspension as well as improved oil seals on the rear hubs
    July 1959
    Low pressure reservoir for brake booster (Reservac tank) introduced
    January 1960
    825125 and 836635
    new main brake cylinder introduced
    March 1960
    new connector introduced for easier operation of the handbrake
    April 1960
    Dashboard modified and warning light for handbrake and low brake pressure integrated
    Storage tank for brake fluid made of polyethylene introduced
    Hand brake pads with flooring type M.34 introduced
    Exhaust tailpipe attached to silencer and secured with clamp, no longer welded.
    rear new shock absorber with 35 mm shock absorber piston introduced
    May 1960
    Brake pads Ferodo DS.5 replaced by Mintex M.33
    November 1960
    red short fibre carpet instead of red slingware introduced
     
    light brown short fibre carpet instead of light brown slingware introduced
     
    green short fibre carpet instead of green slingware introduced
     
    dark blue short fibre carpet instead of dark blue slingware introduced
     
    black short fibre carpet instead of black slingware introduced
     
    New headlights for the U.S. export vehicles introduced, due to the new American road registration regulations.
     

  • technical specifications

    Here you will find the most important technical data of the Jaguar XK150 FHC, divided into the areas of engine, chassis and performance values.
    Engine
    Type
    Rows 6 cylinders 4-stroke engine
    Drive
    two overhead camshafts, which are driven by chain
    Valves
    Valve angle 70o, hanging valves
    Bore x Stroke
    82 x 106 mm (3.4 litre engine)
     
    87 x 106 mm (3.8 litre engine)
    Displacement
    3442 cm3 (3.4 litre engine)
     
    3781 cm3 (3.8 litre engine)
    Performance
    142 kw at 5500 rpm (3.4 liters engine)
     
    157 kw at 5500 rpm with "Special Equipment" version (3.4 liters engine)
     
    186 kw at 5500 rpm (3.4S liter engine)
     
    164 kw at 5500 rpm (3.8 liters engine)
     
    198 kw at 5500 rpm (3.8S liter engine)
    maximum torque
    285 Nm at 2500 rpm (3.4 liters engine)
     
    293 Nm at 3000 rpm with "Special Equipment" version (3.4 liters engine)
     
    325 Nm at 4500 rpm (3.4S liter engine)
     
    325 Nm at 3000 rpm (3.8 liters engine)
     
    352 Nm at 4000 rpm (3.8S liter engine)
    Compression ratio
    8:1
     
    9:1
    Cooling
    Water
     
    Chassis
    Brakes
    front: disc brakes with servo assistant
     
    rear: disc brakes with servo assistant
    Transmissions
    4 gear, synchronized from 2nd gear, transmission via cardan shaft to the rear axle
    Suspension
    front: Triangular wishbone with rotary rod springs and hydraulic shock absorbers
     
    rear: rigid axle with leaf springs and hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
    Wheelbase
    2591 mm
    Length
    4496 mm
    Width
    1638 mm
    Height
    1397 mm
    Dry weight
    1321 kg
    Weight
    1461 kg
     
    Performance
    Speed
    198 km/h (3.4 liters engine)
     
    215 km/h (3.4S liter engine)
     
    215 km/h (3.8 liters engine)
     
    218 km/h (3.8S liter engine)
    Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    8.9 sec (3.4 litre engine)
     
    7.5 sec (3.4S liter engine)
     
    7.8 sec (3.8 litre engine)
     
    7.6 sec (3.8S liter engine)

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Jaguar XK150 DHC

At the same time as the XK150 Fixed Head Coupe, the Drop Head variant is also created. Except for the hinged top, the two are no different from each other. Nevertheless, the closed Coupe at home on the island is more popular than its open counterpart. In total, more than 75% of vehicles are exported. The most striking change in the interior is the new design of the dashboard. Here Jaguar is again orientated towards the first version of its XK series and presents a modern-looking leather coating in all three variants. So it is possible without rootwood, the forest thanks it.

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  • construction time, prices, production figures and vehicle numbers

    From May 1957 to October 1960, 2671 vehicles were built. A total of 662 right-hand-drive (RHD) vehicles and left-hand-drive (LHD) vehicles will be produced by the end of production. The base price in the United Kingdom is 1195.-. For the more powerful engine, the "S" version, there will be an additional charge of around 282.-. In 1959, the 3.8-litre engine was added, for which the base prices are 1390 and 1555.- respectively, for the "S" version.
    The body numbers do not distinguish between left or right-hand-steered vehicles, they are numbered and start with P6001.
    The chassis numbers consist of 6 digit number combinations and differ in those for vehicles with right-hand drive (RHD) starting with the number 827xxx and for vehicles with left-hand drive (LHD) starting with the number 837xxx. Certain chassis numbers have additional letter designations before and after the number combination. These have the following meanings:
    Chassis numbers with a leading "S" stand for vehicles of the "Special Equipment" versions.
    Chassis numbers with a leading "T", stand for vehicles of the "Special Equipment" versions, equipped with the large 3.8 litre engine.
    Chassis numbers with a trailing "DN" stand for vehicles with built-in "overdrive"." DN" stands for the inventor of the Laycock Overdrive, De Normanville.
    Chassis numbers with a trailing "BW" stand for vehicles with built-in automatic transmissions. "BW" stands for the manufacturer Borg Warner.
    Built
    Chassis No. RHD
    Lot
    Chassis No. LHD
    Lot
    Body No.*
    Comment
    March 57 to Dec. 57
    1
    837001 to 837213
    213
    P6006 to P6214
    No. 837003 goes to Jaguars development department
    Jan. 58 to Dec. 58
    272
    837214 to 837983
    770
    P6221 to P7259
     
    Jan. 59 to Dec. 59
    232
    837984 to 838612
    629
    P7264 to P8115
     
    Jan. 60 to Oct. 60
    158
    838613 to 839010
    398
    P8123 to P8673
     
    * the bodies were not married to the chassis due to production, so the numbers shown show the lowest or highest body number found in the respective year on http://www.xkdata.com. This gives you a rough assessment of whether the body and chassis are consistent with each other in a direct comparison.
     
    The engine numbers are not listed here, as depending on the order they are not only installed in OTS models, but in all Jaguar XK150 types, they start with the designation V1001 for the 3.4 liter engines, VS1001 for the 3.4S liter engines, VA1001 for the 3.8 liter engines and VAS1001 for the 3.8S liter engines. According to research in the Jaguar archives, the last engines probably bear the number V7660, VS2210, VA2297 and VAS1291 as well as VAS1312. The addition -8 or -9 after the number describes the compression ratio of the motor.

  • changes in production

    Over the years of production, technical development did not stop. Economic and technical peculiarities are gradually incorporated into production after extensive consideration. In the following list there are some important adjustments according to chronological order.
    Modified
    from Model (RHD / LHD)
    Description
    September 1957
    000000 and 837014
    Brake piston of the rear calipers reduced from 44.4 mm to 41.3 mm
     
    Vehicles with automatic transmissions receive a magnetic switch-controlled lock against rolling back on the slope.
    November 1957
    827001 and 837071
    upper part of the steering column changed
     
    827001 and 837090
    35 Ampere fuse number 1, 2, 5 and 6 exchanged for 50 ampere fuse
    February 1958
     
    In the future, master brake cylinders will be made of grey cast iron instead of aluminium.
    May 1958
    827011 and 837332
    Door armrests are introduced with a grip
    June 1958
    827069 and 837415
    Switch for the blinker is moved to the steering column, away from the dashboard
    July 1958
    827072 and 837434
    Instrument panel extended by control switch for heating fan motor next to the rev counter
     
    Leaf springs of the rear axle replaced by new ones with stronger main position and modified spring eye and nylon wrapping introduced
    January 1959
    Ball joints with larger carrying ball and thus larger diffraction angle introduced
     
    Brake calipers with square quick-release brake blocks introduced
    April 1959
    827094 and 837468
    Venting on the fuel tank is enlarged and the overflow tray of the filling nozzle is adjusted
     
    827209 and 837662
    new rear bumper with closer bumper horns introduced
     
    Trunk hinges with suspension introduced
     
    827258 and 837865
    Ashtray moved from the door to the gearbox tunnel
     
    827340 and 838231
    prism-shaped ground interior mirror (C.14920) introduced
     
    stronger alternator with 25 amperes and adapted controller introduced
     
    The springs of the lid hinges of the trunk are pre-tensioned so that the boot lid remains open independently. There are no need for the retaining struts and brackets.
     
    827355 and 838246
    The three screen air filters of the S version are replaced by a single air filter with paper element.
     
    827373 and 838272
    mechanical rev counter replaced by electrically driven rev counter
     
    Clutch-taker cylinder equipped with stronger bracket
    July 1959
    Low pressure reservoir for brake booster (Reservac tank) introduced
    January 1960
    827505 and 838590
    new main brake cylinder introduced
    March 1960
    new connector for easier operation of the handbrake
    April 1960
    Dashboard modified and warning light for handbrake and low brake pressure integrated
    Storage tank for brake fluid made of polyethylene introduced
    Hand brake pads with flooring type M.34 introduced
    Exhaust tailpipe attached to silencer and secured with clamp, no longer welded.
    rear new shock absorber with 35 mm shock absorber piston introduced
    May 1960
    Brake pads Ferodo DS.5 replaced by Mintex M.33
    November 1960
    000000 and 838661
    red short fibre carpet instead of red slingware introduced
     
    000000 and 838684
    light brown short fibre carpet instead of light brown slingware introduced
     
    green short fibre carpet instead of green slingware introduced
     
    dark blue short fibre carpet instead of dark blue slingware introduced
     
    black short fibre carpet instead of black slingware introduced
     
    New headlights for the U.S. export vehicles introduced, due to the new American road registration regulations.
     

  • technical specifications

    Here you will find the most important technical data of the Jaguar XK150 DHC, divided into the areas of engine, chassis and performance values.
    Engine
    Type
    Rows 6 cylinders 4-stroke engine
    Drive
    two overhead camshafts, which are driven by chain
    Valves
    Valve angle 70o, hanging valves
    Bore x Stroke
    82 x 106 mm (3.4 litre engine)
     
    87 x 106 mm (3.8 litre engine)
    Displacement
    3442 cm3 (3.4 litre engine)
     
    3781 cm3 (3.8 litre engine)
    Performance
    142 kw at 5500 rpm (3.4 liters engine)
     
    157 kw at 5500 rpm with "Special Equipment" version (3.4 liters engine)
     
    186 kw at 5500 rpm (3.4S liter engine)
     
    164 kw at 5500 rpm (3.8 liters engine)
     
    198 kw at 5500 rpm (3.8S liter engine)
    maximum torque
    285 Nm at 2500 rpm (3.4 liters engine)
     
    293 Nm at 3000 rpm with "Special Equipment" version (3.4 liters engine)
     
    325 Nm at 4500 rpm (3.4S liter engine)
     
    325 Nm at 3000 rpm (3.8 liters engine)
     
    352 Nm at 4000 rpm (3.8S liter engine)
    Compression ratio
    8:1
     
    9:1
    Cooling
    Water
     
    Chassis
    Brakes
    front: disc brakes with servo assistant
     
    rear: disc brakes with servo assistant
    Transmissions
    4 gear, synchronized from 2nd gear, transmission via cardan shaft to the rear axle
    Suspension
    front: Triangular wishbone with rotary rod springs and hydraulic shock absorbers
     
    rear: rigid axle with leaf springs and hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
    Wheelbase
    2591 mm
    Length
    4496 mm
    Width
    1638 mm
    Height
    1397 mm
    Dry weight
    1359 kg
    Weight
    1473 kg
     
    Performance
    Speed
    195 km/h (3.4 liters engine)
     
    210 km/h (3.4S liter engine)
     
    207 km/h (3.8 liters engine)
     
    212 km/h (3.8S liter engine)
    Acceleration 0-100 km/h
    9 sec (3.4 litre engine)
     
    7.7 sec (3.4S liter engine)
     
    8 sec (3.8 litre engine)
     
    7.7 sec (3.8S liter engine)

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  • Jaguar Spares Days Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
    Next weekend, 15 March between 10:00 and 15:00, the Jaguar Spares Days will take place again in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Probably the most important date for all Jaguar screwdrivers among us who still urgently need Jaguar parts. The event takes place twice a year, once in spring and once in autumn. The autumn date, due to the upcoming winter and the associated workshop time, is the more important one. More than 200 stalls offer everything from the rarest LUCAS relays to complete vehicles, from the Read More
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JAG OF THE MONTH

To build a lightweight racing car with SCCA approval from a commercially available Jaguar E-Type 3.8 litre coupe is a challenge that Jason Len can tell a lot about.

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