• Jaguar XK150 FHC

Jaguar XK150 FHC

XK = engine (X-experimental/K-type series)
150 = maximum speed
SE = "Special Equipment" (optional)
S = fitted with three carburator (optional)
FHC = Fixed Head Coupé

Construction period Mai 1957 to October 1961
basis price £ 1175 (engine 3.4)
basis price £ 1457 (engine 3.4S)
basis price £ 1457 (engine 3.8)
basis price £ 1535 (engine 3.8S)

4462 vehicles built
1368 vehicles with right hand drive (RHD)
3094 vehicles with left hand drive (LHD)

Chassis Numbers

vehicles with right hand drive (RHD): 824001 to 825369
vehicles with left hand drive (LHD): 834001 to 847095, after the 836999 change to 847000 because the 837001 was reserved for DHC.

chassis numbers with a prefixed "S": "Special Equipment"
chassis numbers with a prefixed "T": "Special Equipment", with 3,8 litre engine
chassis numbers with a postfixed "DN": vehicle has integrated "Overdrive"
chassis numbers with a postfixed "BW": vehicle has integrated automatic

Engineering Changes

September 1957

(from FHC Model 824023 and 834454)

brake piston of the rear brake calipers from 44.4 mm to 41.3 mm downscaled

(from FHC Model 824046 and 834491)

Vehicles with automatic received a magnetic switch controlled lock against rolling back on a slope.

November 1957

(from FHC Model 824076 and 834600)

upper part of the steering column changed

(from FHC Model 824096 and 834600)

35 amp fuse number 1, 2, 5 and 6 replaces against 50 amp

February 1958

The future master-cylinder is made from cast iron instead aluminium.

Mai 1958

(from FHC Model 824253 and 835301)

The armrest modified to act as door pull.

June 1958

(from FHC Model 824414 and 835548)

Switch for the indicator is transferred to the steering column away from the dashboard

July 1958

(from FHC Model 824420 and 835566)

dashboard extended with rheostat switch, marked 'heater, fast-slow', for heater fan motor next to the rev. counter

(from FHC Model 824551 and 835671)

Flat springs of the rear axle replaced by new ones with stronger main layer and altered spring eye and Nylon interleaving introduced.

January 1959

(from FHC Model 824669 and 835882)

brake calipers with square quick-change brake pads now standard

(from FHC Model 824668 and 835882)

ball joints with larger load ball and therefore a higher diffraction angle fitted

June 1959

(from FHC Model 824453 and 835589)

Ventilation on the fuel tank expanded and the overflow through of the filler neck fitted

(from FHC Model 824677 and 835893)

car boot hinges with suspension fitted

(from FHC Model 824702 and 835905)

ashtray transfered from the door to the gearbox tunnel

(from FHC Model 824900 and 836219)

the upper edge of the windscreen customised and prism-shaped grinded rear view mirror (C.14900) fitted

(from FHC Model 824900 and 836222)

stronger alternator with 25 amps and custom controller fitted

(from FHC Model 824863 and 836184)

The springs of the cover hinges from the trunk are preloaded, so the trunk cover stays open by itself. It omitted the support struts together with brackets.

(from FHC Model 824864 and 836187)

The three sieve air filter of the "S" version are replaced by a single air filter with paper element.

(from FHC Model 824903 and 836227)

clutch slave cylinder with stronger bracket equipped

(from FHC Model 824903 and 836227)

mechanical rev. counter replaced by electrically powered rev. counter

(from FHC Model 824964)

"S" version equipped with reinforced bearings in the accelerator pedal mounts and improved oil seals on the rear hub

July 1959

(from FHC Model 824742 and 835935)

vacuum supply tank for brake booster (Reservac tank) fitted

January 1960

(from FHC Model 825125 and 836635)

new brake master cylinder fitted

March 1960

(from FHC Model 836724)

new connector for easier handling of the handbrake

April 1960

(from FHC Model 825179 and 836744)

dashboard modified and integrated tell-tale light for hand brake and low brake pressure
supply tank for brake fluid made of polyethylene fitted
hand brake pads with pad grade M.34 fitted
Tailpipe plugged on exhaust silencer and secured with clamp, not welded.
new rear shock absorber with 35 mm damper piston fitted

Mai 1960

(from FHC Model 825179 and 836744)

Brake Pads Ferodo DS.5 replaced by Mintex M.33

November 1960

(from FHC Model 836687)

red short fibre carpet instead of red loop-pile carpet fitted

(from FHC Model 825142)

light brown short fibre carpet instead of light brown loop-pile carpet fitted

(from FHC Model 836731)

green short fibre carpet instead of green loop-pile carpet fitted

(from FHC Model 836765)

dark blue short fibre carpet instead of dark blue loop-pile carpet fitted

(from FHC Model 836827)

black short fibre carpet instead of black loop-pile carpet fitted

(from FHC Model 836855)

New headlights for the U.S. export vehicles introduced, due to the new U.S. traffic offence.

 

Specifications

engine

inline 6 cylinder 4 stroke

gear

two overhead camshafts (DOHC), which are driven via chain

valve

valve angle 70o, overhead valves

bore x stroke

82 x 106 mm
87 x 106 mm (engine 3.8)

displacement

3442 cc
3781 cc

performance

190 bhp at 5500 rpm (engine 3.4)
210 bhp at 5500 rpm (engine 3.8 SE)
250 bhp at 5500 rpm (engine 3.4S)
220 bhp at 5500 rpm (engine 3.8)
265 bhp at 5500 rpm (engine 3.8S)

maximun torque

210 lb ft at 2500 rpm (engine 3.4)
216 lb ft at 3000 rpm (engine 3.4 SE)
240 lb ft at 4500 rpm (engine 3.4S)
240 lb ft at 3000 rpm (engine 3.8)
260 lb ft at 4000 rpm (engine 3.8S)

compression ratio

8:1
9:1

cooling

water

brake

front: disc brakes with service assistant
rear: disc brakes with service assistant

transmission

4 speed manual, as off second speed synchronized, transfer over prop shaft to the rear axle

wheel suspension

front: wishbone with torsion bar springs and hydraulic shock absorbers
rear: rigid axle with flat springs and hydraulic telescope shock absorbers

body

all-steel body with steel doors and aluminum bonnet

wheelbase

8 ft 6 in

length

14 ft 9 in

width

5 ft 4,5 in

height

4 ft 7 in

maximum speed

123 mph (engine 3.4)
134 mph (engine 3.4S)
134 mph (engine 3.8)
135 mph (engine 3.8S)

acceleration 0–60 mph

8.9 sec (engine 3.4)
7.5 sec (engine 3.4S)
7.8 sec (engine 3.8)
7.6 sec (engine 3.8S)

dry weight

26 cwt. l.

kerb weight

28,75 cwt. l.