This Absurdly Rare 1960 Jaguar XK150S on Bonhams Is the Cheapest One on Earth

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Vintage Jaguars are among the most beautiful objects in the world. Whether you’re a classic car fan or not, everyone recognizes the beauty of the 1960 Jaguar XK150S. You may need a more trained eye to see the beauty of the world’s cheapest XK150S. As you can see from the photos, this old Jag is so cheap for a reason. word-image-9073 1960 Jaguar XK 150S | Bonhams

What makes the 1960 Jaguar XK150S so special?

In 1960 the latest and most powerful version of the iconic Jaguar XK150S was introduced. It had 265 horsepower and a top speed of 135 mph, which was amazing for the time. This vintage sports car is a true masterpiece. Of course, the one pictured here at the Silodrome does not reach 135 mph as it is. The Silodrome reports that this legend took a knock when the current owner drove it in the rain in 1996, lost control and crashed into a tree. Fortunately, the driver escaped unharmed from the car. After the accident, he took the rare Jaguar home, where he hid the damaged remains in his garage, where they have remained ever since. Recently, a 1960 Jaguar XK150S was finally taken out of its car to be photographed for an upcoming auction at Bonhams. The list price is estimated to be between $14,000 and $21,000. If the auction goes ahead as planned, it will undoubtedly be the cheapest XK150S on the market. The average price of these cars is usually around $100,000 for decent ones.

1960 Jaguar XK150S Specification

word-image-9074 1960 Jaguar XK 150S | Bonhams APPROPRIATE: Bring the deal of the week to the trailer: 1965 Jaguar S-Type 3.8 The XK150 was the last of the XK series, which began with the Jaguar XK120, launched in 1948. It was succeeded by the XK140, which was soon replaced by the big star, the 1960 Jaguar XK150. At the time of its launch, the Jaguar XK120 was the fastest production car in the world. The maximum speed was 120 miles per hour, which for the time could have been 10,000,000 miles per hour. Each successive version increased the top speed further until the XK150S was introduced with a top speed of 135 mph. Jaguar has always been a symbol of the upper class, even in 1948. This first XK120 was not only fast, but also luxurious. Subsequent models, the XK140 and XK150, as well as the XK150S, have become faster and more beautiful with each model. So the 1960 XK150S was not only the largest in the range, but also the most beautiful. No wonder the Jaguar XK150 was driven by superstars like Clark Gable. Clark Gable’s XK was a small open roadster. However, the XK was not offered as a hardtop or convertible until much later.

Jaguar still has great value

word-image-9075 1960 Jaguar XK 150S | Bonhams The engine that powers the XK has won world racing championships over the years. Therefore, this very rare Jaguar XK150S is still valued at around $20,000. The wreck offered for sale still has the original engine, transmission, gearshift, suspension and many other parts. Especially in the engine there is still a lot of value stored. Parts aside, every XK has value. These are rare, beautiful, fast and luxurious pieces of engineering that the automotive world simply cannot let pass unnoticed and unappreciated.