Jaguar 1960

Mark II
Mark IX
XK 150

Jaguar Mark II was introduced in October 1959. This powerful sports saloon now feature disc brakes all round, improved visibility with slimmer pillars, modified centre grille rib, small faired-in side lamps on top of the wings, semi-recessed foglamps and a wider track rear axle. The six-cylinder, 2483-cc, twin ohc engine develop 120 bhp at 5750 rpm, giving the car a top speed in excess of 100 mph. 3.4 and 3.8 Saloons are also available.
Jaguar XK150 3.8 litre was introduced in October 1959 as a companion model to the 3.4 litre version which was announced in 1957 and continue the earlier classic XK120 theme. Available as Fixed Head and Drop Head Coupé and Roadster versions, this powerful sports car is fitted with a six-cylinder, 3781 -cc, ohc engine which develop 210 bhp in standard form and 250 bhp at 5500 rpm in 'S' form with high compression cylinder head and triple SU HD8 carburettors. Overdrive is standard on all models; limited slip differential and automatic transmission are optional.

In May 1960, the Daimler business was purchased from BSA by Jaguar Cars for 3.4 million pounds.

 

Mark II

2.4 Litre (6 cyl, 2 ohc, 2483 cc, 120-bhp; wb 8 ft 11 ½ in)
3.4 Litre (6 cyl, 2 ohc, 3442 cc, 210-bhp; wb 8 ft 11 ½ in)
3.8 Litre (6 cyl, 2 ohc, 3781 cc, 220-bhp; wb 8 ft 11 ½ in)
 Saloon


American advert. January 1960.

 

Mark IX

Mk IX (6 cyl, 2 ohc, 3781 cc, 220 bhp; wb: 10' 0'')
 Saloon

 

XK 150

XK 150 (6 cyl, 2 ohc, 3442 cc, 190 bhp; wb: 8' 6'')
XK 150 'blue top' (6 cyl, 2 ohc, 3442 cc, 210 bhp; wb: 8' 6'')
XK 150S 'gold top' (6 cyl, 2 ohc, 3442 cc, 252 bhp; wb: 8' 6'')
XK 150 (6 cyl, 2 ohc, 3781 cc, 220 bhp; wb: 8' 6'')
 Fixed Head Coupé
 Drophead Coupé
 Roadster

 

       
       

 

Victories:

Entries:

  24h Le Mans 26.06.1960 Entrant: Results: index
# chassis # gen. class perf. eff.
5 D-Type XKD 606 Flockhart/Halford Ecurie Ecosse dnf - - -
6 E-Type 2A Gurney/Hansgen ret. - - -


E-Type 2A Prototype 2.996 cc (Dan Gurney / Walt Hansgen) at Le Mans.


E-Type 2A Prototype


E-Type 2A Prototype


E-Type 2A Prototype at Le Mans.