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Jaguar XK150 Drophead Coupe

Overview

Produced: 1957-1961, 2489 produced.
Types: Drophead Coupe,2 doors, 2+2 seats
Jaguar Xk150 DHC Front view (1958)

In 1957 Jaguar launched its final version of the successful and glamorous XK range, the XK150. The last of the XK range could be easily identified by its more bulbous appearance and a less pronounced wing line. Modern styling touches included a revised front grille, full width deeper bumpers appeared as well as a deeper one piece windscreen.

Mechanical changes included optional disc brakes, which came complete with servo assistance. The brakes had always been criticised on earlier XK models and so the new option was fitted to virtually all XK150 versions. Engine power had now increased to 210bhp on the 3.4 litre "SE" (Special Equipment) XK150, the standard car made do with 190bhp.

As before with earlier models, the Drophead Coupe version of the XK150 sat at the top of the range and commanded a price of � 1,969 7s for the SE version. The Drophead Coupe came with all of the usual refinements including a fully lined convertible hood / Top.

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Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
3442ccS6 DOHCJaguar XK83mm x 106mm
3781ccS6 DOHCJaguar XK87mm x 106mm

Fuel System

TypeNumberCapacityComment
SU 1.75inch2

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
136 mph0 s0 s17 mpg0 bhp 0

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DiscDisc

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 6"4' 3"14' 9"5' 4"

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