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Jaguar XK 150 OTS '58

€ 69.950

Reference ch35dn
Make Jaguar
Model XK 150 OTS '58
Type cabrio
Construction year 1958
KM 142954 km
Cilinder displacement 3441
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive
Price € 69.950
  • Sporty and very well-performing 3.4 S edition
  • Three carburettors on six cylinders, assuring 250 hp!
  • Reportedly, only 888 were made of this OTS 3.4 S-model
  • Defines elegance and prestige, an eternal classic

 

The Jaguar XK 150 is the ultimate dream for many enthusiasts of elegant classics. In 1957, it was released as the successor to the XK 140, completing the XK series as a trilogy, and it did so even without bringing a plethora of new innovations. The XK 150 was more fortified with excellence and refinement than ever before, and with the arrival of the XK 150, every detail was addressed, the slightest imperfections were transformed into an eminent whole, leaving nothing to chance.

In 1957, the XK 150 fixed head coupé and drophead coupé were released, both sleek classics. They featured higher doors for enhanced protection and improved aerodynamics. Additionally, the doors were less thick than those of the XK 140, providing more interior space for passengers. The windshield pillar was removed, the hood was longer, and the dashboard was more intuitive. The driver was reminded, for instance, when the lights were on.

Like the XK 120 and XK 140, the XK 150 came with a 3.4-litre straight-six engine. Surprisingly, the first model year’ XK 150 was slower than the XK 140 was, a mistake that was corrected in the spring of 1958 with the use of different cylinder heads and larger exhaust valves, boosting the power to 210 hp. The 210 hp models were given the name 'XK 150 SE'. For the open two-seater version, a more powerful drivetrain was developed, featuring three carburettors instead of two, ensuring a amazing 250 hp. This variant of the XK 150 was designated as 'XK 150 S.' In 1960, Jaguar introduced a 3.8-litre engine that initially produced223 hp, but was later raised to 265 hp to make the XK 150 even more adaptable.

Just over nine thousand Jaguar XK 150 models were built, approximately half of them being fixed head coupés or FHCs. In 1961, the famous E-Type was shown as the successor to the XK series.

Jaguar XK 150 3.4 S

The Jaguar XK 150 3.4 S, introduced from 1958 onward, represents the most performance-oriented version of the Jaguar XK 150 3.4. By adding a third carburettor to the torque, the XK 150 3.4 S achieved a remarkable 250 hp—a true standout in the 1950s. This S variant could accelerate from a standstill to one hundred kilometres per hour in just eight seconds.

The XK 150 is a highly coveted classic—an absolute investment or a fantastic Sunday drive. It distinguishes itself aesthetically, and with the XK 150 3.4 S, it sets itself even apart being a sporty car. It is absolutely timeless and immortal.

Technical information:

Body work

  • Length (cm): 450 (177 inch)
  • Width (cm): 158 (62 inch)
  • Height (cm): 140 (55 inch)
  • Wheelbase (cm): 259 (102 inch)
  • Weight (kg): 1346 (2967 lbs)

Mechanics

  • Engine: straight-six 3442 cc front-engine
  • Valve gear: 12, DOHC
  • Fuel system: 3 SU-carburettors
  • Gear box: 4-speed manual
  • Transmission: RWD
  • Left-steered
  • power: 250 hp (186 kW) at 5500 t/m
  • Top speed: 212 km/h (132 mph)
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