The XK-series put Jaguar on the map as a legitimate sports car maker, one that was capable of producing cars that could match the performance and desirability of machines often costing 3 times as much. The evolution of the XK120, XK140 and XK150 saw subtle improvements to braking, handling, and comfort with each subsequent generation. While the XK140 was largely an evolutionary model, the most drastic changes came with the introduction of the XK150 for 1957. The deep, sweeping curves of the XK120 were gone, replaced with a taller and wider body that allowed for more cockpit room, and a one-piece curved windscreen that was in keeping with modern standards. The slab-sided styling of the XK150 was somewhat less sexy than the 120/140, but it still bore a family resemblance and maintained a certain charm of its own.
Mechanically, the XK150 was similar to the 140 it replaced but added 4-wheel disc brakes and other refinements for improved comfort and drivability. The 3.4 liter XK150 was slower than its predecessor thanks to the heavier body and interior. Jaguar soon rectified the performance deficit in 1958 when they introduced the 3.8L engine, giving the XK150 a welcome boost in power,
left-hand-drive 1960 jaguar xk 150 convertible coupe burgundy 4-speed 5-speed alloy-wheels air-con leather overdrive power-steering restored british
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