Jaguar XK150 1957-1961


May 19, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 30, 2015
Jaguar XK150 3.8S DHC (1960-1961)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
138
0-60 mph
7
BHP
265 @5500rpm
Torque lbft
260 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
180
MPG UK/US
17/14
Engine capacity CC/CU
3781/231
Engine type
Straight 6 Carburettors x 3
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
8.0:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 12
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual with Overdrive
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Drum/Drum
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
177
Width (in)
64.5
Height (in)
55
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3240
Additional Info: As with the XK120 and XK140 you have an XK150 OTS (Open Two Seater) roadster (1958-1961), the XK150 FHC (Fixed Head Coupe) 2+2 (1957-1961) and the XK150 DHC (Drop Head Coupe) 2+2 convertible (1957-1961). Some 1957-1959 versions came with the 180bhp 3.4 litre engine, while most got the 210bhp SE engine (0-60 IN around 9 secs, 1/4 mile under 17 secs). The XK150 was a much updated model to the XK140, it has a one piece windscreen, changes to the lights/indicators and a less curvy side body line, as well as other bodyshell changes, an uprated engine and 4 wheel disc brakes. In 1958 the 3.4 litre S model got 3 carburettors and a modified cylinder head producing 250bhp (0-60 in around 7.8, 1/4 mile in 16.2). In 1960 an increase to 3.8 litres put power at 220bhp for the standard car and 265bhp for the S.

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