VIDEO: 1959 JAGUAR XK150 FHC

Our YouTube Host gets behind the wheel of a Jaguar XK150, a restored example of the classic sporting coupe.

VIDEO: 1959 JAGUAR XK150 FHC

I’m struggling to think of a more sophisticated looking car than the XK150, a thought which leads back to the XK120 and XK140 from whence it came. 

Walking up to a Jaguar XK150 in jeans and a t-shirt you feel somewhat underdressed for the splendour of the occasion, it oozes such class. Even the paint names like “Carmen Red” sound elegant. Roger Moore had one, Harrison Ford still has one…I think...enough said then really.

The XK150 was the final iteration of the XK series for quite some time so, as it is when any great series comes to a close, Jaguar threw everything they had at it. It was a larger, more roomy and more powerful car that benefitted from upgrades such as all wheel disc brakes.

Wrestle the leather bonnet straps and underneath you’ll find a beautiful 3.4-litre straight-six, which is just as fabulous to look at as it is to listen to burble away. This particular car has the rarer three-speed Borg Warner automatic transmission and rack-and-pinion steering. Perfect for cruising the country lanes. 

In FHC form, the XK150 is a more masculine, more substantial car due partly to the raised door lines than those seen on the earlier cars. It’s still dead drop gorgeous though and is guaranteed to turn heads wherever you drive it and probably make you look all the more exotic for it. 

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James Little, YouTube Host.

Published 2nd August 2021


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