1961 Jaguar XK150 FHC 3.8S

The XK150, in its final years, became the testbed for the forthcoming E-Type, the 3.8S engine being the motor that was to eventually power the 150MPH sports car. As such, the XK150 3.8S Coupe was the gentleman’s express for the chap who wanted to ensure a rear view mirror full of fast-fading Astons.

This is one of the 115 Right Hand Drive examples built by the factory, a genuine Home Market example. It was supplied through the London agent, Henley’s, and was finished in Cotswold Blue over red trim.

The engine was replaced many years ago with a correct, period specification unit. The car has had extensive recommissioning recently, including a rebuilt Overdrive and a brand new set of wheels and Blockley tyres. It is as rapid as one would expect of a 3.8S, and feels like a great car on the road. Perfect for a spirited, dry trip through Europe this summer.

Year: 1961
Make: Jaguar
Model: XK 150
Dealer: Pendine
Pendine specialise in the sale of historic cars for road and track. Whilst focusing specifically on the immediate post-war period through to the 1970s, our experience ranges from Edwardian racers through to the supercars of the 1990s. The company is named after Pendine sands, the 7 mile stretch of beach on the south coast of Wales that was the setting for Britain claiming and retaining the land speed record in the 1920s. The record runs started with Malcom Campbell in 1924, Parry Thomas with ‘Babs’ in 1926 and finally Campbell again in the first Bluebird in 1927. In the spirit of those pioneer racers, our mission at Pendine is to become the leaders in our field, breathing fresh life into the historic car market as we go.
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