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 Ratio 8:1 (7:1/9:1 optional)
BHP 210
@ RPM 5500
Torque (lb ft) 216
@ RPM 3000
Fuelling 2 x SU carbs
  3.8 litre
Engine (cc) 3781
Bore and Stroke (mm) 87 x 106
Compression Ratio 8:1 (7:1/9:1 optional)
BHP 220
@ RPM 5500
Torque (lb ft) 240
@ RPM 3000
Fuelling 2x SU carbs

Engine Performance

  3.4 litre
Top Speed 123.7 mph
0 - 60 mph 8.5 seconds
Fuel Consumption 20.5 mpg
  3.8 litre
Top Speed 125 mph
0 - 60 mph 7.6 seconds
Fuel Consumption 13-19 mpg

Model Specifications

  3.4 litre
Transmission 4-speed (3 synchro)
Wheel Size (in) 16, steel or wire
Suspension (Front) Ind wishbone, torsion bar
Suspension (Rear) Live axle, leaf spring
Brakes 4-wheel disc
  3.8 litre
Transmission 4-speed (3 synchro)
Wheel Size (in) 16, steel or wire
Suspension (Front) Ind wishbone, torsion bar
Suspension (Rear) Live axle, leaf spring
Brakes 4-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

Model Driver Side Chassis No. Commenced Number made
XK150 OTS RHD 820001 92
XK150 OTS LHD 830001 2173
XK150 FHC RHD 824001 1368
XK150 FHC LHD 830001 2173
XK150 DHC RHD 827001 662
XK150 DHC LHD 837001 2009

XK150 Events

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Join us at Silverstone Classic 2018 and take part in the celebrations of two very important Jaguar mile stones. 50 years since the first Jaguar XJ took to the stage and 70 years since the first XK's were unleashed.

Join us at Silverstone Classic 2018 and take part in the celebrations of two very important Jaguar mile stones. 50 years since the first Jaguar XJ took to the stage and 70 years since the first XK's were unleashed.

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The Jaguar Club of Austria invite JEC members to join them for the long weekend of Jaguar related events and sightseeing ...

The Jaguar Club of Austria invite JEC members to join them for the long weekend of Jaguar related events and sightseeing ...

XK150 News

Jaguar Xj40 Windsor Parade

Parade cars required for our Jaguar Summer Festival at Wroxall Abbey.  Yes, we are at it again. The parade format of the event was such a success at Windsor we thought there is no better way to celebrate the 70th and 50th anniversary of the ...

Parade cars required for our Jaguar Summer Festival at Wroxall Abbey.  Yes, we are at it again. The parade format of the event was such a suc...

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The Jaguar XK Club has organised a tour around the coast of Great Britain to help raise awareness of Prostate Cancer UK...

The Jaguar XK Club has organised a tour around the coast of Great Britain to help raise awareness of Prostate Cancer UK...

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Model Contacts

James Blackwell

James Blackwell

XK120/150 Forum Co-ordinator

@: classicxk.jec@gmail.com

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