XK150

From 1957 to 1961

The final XK from this period was the XK150, produced form 1957 to 1961 also in the three body types. Essentially of the same format, the big change was in the exterior and interior styling. The former was more slab-sided and wider, yet retained the essence of the original XK120, but now using a wrap-around one-piece windscreen. internally the car benefited from revised seating and a new dashboard layout. Initially powered by the existing 3.4 litre XK engine, later a new 3.8 litre version became available and ’S’ models of both engines utilising triple carburettors (instead of two). 

Model Summary

Model Type:

XK Sportscars

Production Dates:

1957 - 1961

Engine Range:

3.4 litre

3.8 litre

0 - 60 mph:

3.4 litre - 8.5 seconds

3.8 litre - 7.6 seconds

Top Speed:

3.4 litre - 123.7 mph

3.8 litre - 125 mph

XK150 Technical Specifications

Technical Information

Engine Statistics

 3.4 litre
Engine (cc)3442
Bore and Stroke (mm)83 x 106
Compression Ratio8:1 (7:1/9:1 optional)
BHP210
@ RPM5500
Torque (lb ft)216
@ RPM3000
Fuelling2 x SU carbs
 3.8 litre
Engine (cc)3781
Bore and Stroke (mm)87 x 106
Compression Ratio8:1 (7:1/9:1 optional)
BHP220
@ RPM5500
Torque (lb ft)240
@ RPM3000
Fuelling2x SU carbs

Engine Performance

 3.4 litre
Top Speed123.7 mph
0 - 60 mph8.5 seconds
Fuel Consumption20.5 mpg
 3.8 litre
Top Speed125 mph
0 - 60 mph7.6 seconds
Fuel Consumption13-19 mpg

Model Specifications

 3.4 litre
Transmission4-speed (3 synchro)
Wheel Size (in)16, steel or wire
Suspension (Front)Ind wishbone, torsion bar
Suspension (Rear)Live axle, leaf spring
Brakes4-wheel disc
 3.8 litre
Transmission4-speed (3 synchro)
Wheel Size (in)16, steel or wire
Suspension (Front)Ind wishbone, torsion bar
Suspension (Rear)Live axle, leaf spring
Brakes4-wheel disc

Model Dimensions

 3.4 litre
Length (in)177
Width (in)64.5
Height (in)55.5 fhc (54 two seater)
Wheelbase (in)102
Front Track (in)51.25
Rear Track (in)51.25
Weight (Cwt)28.5
 3.8 litre
Length (in)177
Width (in)64.5
Height (in)55.5 fhc (54 two seater)
Wheelbase (in)102
Front Track (in)51.25
Rear Track (in)51.25
Weight (Cwt)29

Optional Extras

  • Lucas fog lamps
  • Fitted luggage (two suitcases to match trim)
  • Boot lid chromed luggage rack
  • Choice of Radiomobil radios with fitting kits
  • Underbody steel shield for adverse road conditions
  • Bucket front seats
  • Dunlop racing tyres
  • Dunlop Road Speed whitewall tyres
  • Close ratio gearbox
  • Dual exhaust system
  • Chrome wheel rimbellishers for steal wheels
  • White-finished Bluemel steering wheel
  • Jaguar leaping mascot for bonnet
  • Chrome badge bar
  • Bluemel wood-rim steering wheel
  • Weathershields sunroof (fixed-head coupe only)
  • Full-length tonneau cover for drop head coupe model
  • Radiator blind

Chassis Numbers

ModelDriver SideChassis No. CommencedNumber made
XK150 OTSRHD82000192
XK150 OTSLHD8300012173
XK150 FHCRHD8240011368
XK150 FHCLHD8300012173
XK150 DHCRHD827001662
XK150 DHCLHD8370012009

XK150 Events

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Fans of historic motorsport of all eras have a treat in store over the May Bank Holiday weekend when race cars from the 1920s to the 1990s take to the track for the Donington Historic Festival (Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th April)....

Fans of historic motorsport of all eras have a treat in store over the May Bank Holiday weekend when race cars from the 1920s to the 1990s take to ...

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In aid of the Prince Philip Trust Fund, we’re bringing the Jaguar community to Windsor in May 2017 for one of the largest ever displays of Jaguars, Daimlers and SS cars - and you can join us.

In aid of the Prince Philip Trust Fund, we’re bringing the Jaguar community to Windsor in May 2017 for one of the largest ever displays of Jaguars, Daimlers and SS cars - and you can join us.

Club News

Cadwell Park Adam Powderham Pursues The Mid Field Pack

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for free practice, it was pouring & extremely slippery. Few drivers went out to reacquaint themselves a...

This 2.2 mile Parkland circuit is wonderful when dry but in the wet, with a grid full of Jaguars? A totally different story. Arriving on Friday for...

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Model Contacts

James Blackwell

James Blackwell

XK120/150 Forum Co-ordinator

@: classicxk.jec@gmail.com

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