Elegant and athletic, Jaguars have offered a high level of both prestige and quality since the company was founded by Sir William Lyons in 1922. And then there are the unique, sophisticated designs that make them as comfortable showing off at a concours as running smoothly down the Autobahn or a back-country road.
First introduced in 1958, the XK 150 roadster design featured a longer hood and front fenders than the series’ fixed head and drophead coupes, making it a true 2-seater with extra space inside and luggage room behind the seats. It also offered first-time improvements like roll-up door windows and push button external door handles.
This 1961 Jaguar XK 150 is a rare representative of the model’s final production year. In fact, only 2,672 XK 150 drophead coupes were produced during the entire 1957-61 run of this series.
This lovely Jaguar is powered by an advanced 4.2 litre inline 6-cylinder engine to give this car maximum power and the driver a more thrilling experience. The ride is like no other, thanks to a proper 4-speed manual transmission coupled with the smooth-running engine and the practical drivability of power disc brakes standard on all four corners.
Features include dual SU HD6 carburetors, a starting carburetor and the 4-speed manual transmission with electric overdrive.
Dashboard has the Smiths instrumentation framed in the proper gray surround. Also included are rear jump seats, telescoping steering column, interior courtesy lamp, locking gas door and day/night rearview mirror.
This stunning classic has always been maintained professionally. The body-on restoration shows laser-straight panels. The paint and interior are perfect in every way, and just a few of its luxurious options are bucket seats, leather-trimmed dashboard and white wall tires.
The black body and paintwork continue to show extremely well with plenty of luster and excellent bright work and chrome. The biscuit leather interior and leather-trimmed dash contrast the exterior beautifully and are in pristine condition.
This classy drophead coupe is truly a remarkable car, both visually and in the way it performs on the road. According to Motorsport.com, “A classic among British sporting classics, this is a notch or two above the rest where charisma is concerned and can be used ‘fuss free’ on today’s roads.” We wholeheartedly agree.