1958 Jaguar XK150 Spring addition 1957

Introducing the Jaguar XK150 arrived in the spring of 1957, not available until 1958, was the incarnation of the fabulous XK series of sports cars. The XK150 was a revised development of the XK120 and XK140, retaining some of the basic chassis.

With a 3.4 litre engine and four-speed Moss transmission of its predecessors, but with a new beneficial wider body that provides larger interior space and improved visibility – replacing the XK140’s dividing screen.

While the first Jaguar XK150s were slower than its predecessors, the deficit was corrected in the 1958 spring collection, with a 3.4 litre “S” engine, whose three 2-inch (51 mm) SU HD8 carburettors and straight-port cylinder head increased power to a claimed 250 SAE bhp.

Performance of the Jaguar XK150 was tested by ‘The Motor’ in 1959, with a top speed of 212 km/h, and could accelerate from 0-97 km/h in 7.8 seconds.

 

 

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