1961 Jaguar XK150 3.8L 4 Speed Manual 3.8L DOHC Inline 6

Price: - Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: XK150 3.8L
  • Type: --
  • Year: 1961
  • Mileage: 78358
  • VIN: S847033DN
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 3.8L DOHC Inline 6
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: --
  • Interior color: Beige Leather
  • Options: --
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1961 Jaguar XK150 3.8L

Here at the St. Louis Car Museum we are excited to offer a very unique opportunity to own a final year XK150 Fixed Head Coupe that is beautifully finished exactly as ordered according to the JDHT Certificate in desirable British Racing Green over Beige Leather. In addition, this wonderfully documented example is fitted with an 3.8L DOHC engine and overdrive transmission. The cosmetic restoration on our available classic Jaguar was completed in the early 1990's, where the mechanicals were treated to a full reconditioning in 2017 to include total engine and differential reseal, along with, a rebuilt transmission with new clutch, and much, much more! A very special buy considering this example represents one of only 659 ever produced!
Offered for sale in St. Louis, MO is a beautifully survived 1961 Jaguar XK150 3.8L Fixed Head Coupe finished in factory correct British Racing Green over Beige Leather interior. This is a truly beautiful classic that has always been maintained professionally in an as-needed fashion which continues to show today as this rust free specimen continues to be a splendid road going example today! Features include the desirable 220hp 3.8L DOHC Inline 6 fitted with dual SU HD6 carburetors and B-Type 9:1 compression cylinder head along with 4-speed manual transmission with electric overdrive. Additional features include SE Equipment adding the aforementioned modified B-Type head with larger exhaust ports, chrome 60-spoke wire wheels, and front disc brakes. Our 3.8L FHC offered here even has the optional 4-wheel Dunlop 12" disc option to further enhance the braking performance.
Options include Lucas fog lamps, leather bonnet strap, locking gas door, Smiths instrumentation, tinted sun visors, front lap belts, rear jump seats, rear trunk pass-thru door, telescoping steering column, day/night rearview mirror, interior courtesy lamp, passenger assist handle, door map pockets, and Avon Turbo Steel radial tires measuring 185R16. Also included with this wonderful XK150 is a Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate #44917 identifying all factory appointment colors and drivetrain continue to match today. Upon sale, this classic Jaguar will be delivered to the new owner with an original Jaguar tool roll, matching spare wire wheel and tire, jack, knock-off tools and spinner wrench, oilers, and T-handle to lock the floor covering the spare well.
This remarkably original Jaguar has a well-documented ownership history that began with a US Army officer originally based in South Carolina, who later resided in northwest Illinois through 1969. The vehicle would sell to its second Illinois owner in 1970 and stay in his possession until 1996. Under his possession, the owner commissioned an exterior repaint in mid-1990 with the addition of new chrome stainless steel wire wheels along with new interior appointments sourced directly from England that included seat leathers, headliner, and Wilton carpet throughout the interior. In 1997, this example would then trade hands again with just more than 68k miles on the odometer, to a collector in Moline, IL who cared for the classic for the next 7 years.
This enthusiastic new owner made several more improvements to the mechanicals not limited to re-coring the original radiator with new upper and lower fan shrouds, new rear springs and shock absorbers, along with the rebuild of the front suspension, improved the braking system with upgraded stainless steel liners and seal kits, new brake pads, re-porcelained the exhaust manifolds with all new installation hardware, re-chromed the bumpers and over-riders, among other items like wheel bearings, grease seals, stainless steel exhaust system, and carburetor rebuilding just to name a few. The resulting Jaguar was in fine form and received another 8,500 miles to odometer under his ownership being enjoyed at club events and seasonal shows. In 2004 it would sell again, but this time to a collector in Fort Collins, CO who maintained possession for 12 years. The vehicle would then trade hands with approximately 77k miles on the odometer in 2016, eventually landing in the Houston, Texas area.
Once in Texas, the owner would commission Norwood Auto Italia to thoroughly inspect and repair any necessary leaks or recommended items to ensure this worthy Jaguar was ready for confident enjoyment on the road. This inspired the following to be completed in March 2017 and is listed in the provided receipts photos totaling $14,611. The largest of the items was a complete reseal of the entire engine and its components, along with a total overhaul of the original gearbox with a new clutch kit installed. With this service came all new fluids, front end suspension parts, engine mounts, transmission mounts, and more. Additionally, the upholstery was once again renewed with fresh leathers front and back. It was driven and enjoyed through to the mileage shown today at 78,358 miles. An engine compression check completed in November 2019 showed very strong and consistent numbers ranging from 146-152 psi across all cylinders. The body and paintwork continue to show quite well with plenty of luster considering their age, with excellent bright work and chrome. A truly remarkable car overall, both visually and the way it performs on the road! It will make for a rare addition to any Jaguar collection, especially if seeking a very well appointed XK150 Fixed Roof example.
You can enjoy our Test Drive Videos from home by clicking play above or by visiting our YouTube Channel, stlcm. To learn more about this beautiful classic Jaguar, contact Jon Faust at 855-586-3413 or by emailing . Finance & Shipping options available to those who qualify!