HomePick of the DayBeautiful beast 1958 Jaguar XK150S roadster in immaculate condition

Beautiful beast 1958 Jaguar XK150S roadster in immaculate condition


In light of the recent Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance honors for Jaguar XK sports cars of the 1950s and early ’60s, the Pick of the Day is an example of the final iteration of the acclaimed series, an impressive 1958 Jaguar XK150S roadster.

The curvaceous, competitive XK cars that kicked off Jaguar’s modern era started with the raw-boned XK120, so named because of the alloy version’s top speed of 120 mph, making it the fastest production car of the era.

jaguarThat was followed by the more-refined XK140 in 1954, and then the XK150 in 1957 that was wider and sleeker, an altogether more-sophisticated XK, so much so that it was considered widely to be more of a GT than a sports car.

Fitted with the same chassis and 3.4-liter DOHC inline-6 of the XK140, the 150 was equipped with a roomier and more-comfortable interior, one-piece curved windshield, rollup windows and, significantly, Dunlop disc brakes on all four corners.

jaguar, Beautiful beast 1958 Jaguar XK150S roadster in immaculate condition, ClassicCars.com JournalThe XK150 was offered in three versions, with the S model such as this one being the highest-performance model, its six-cylinder engine fitted with three SU carburetors, an improved cylinder head and higher compression, and cranking out 250 horsepower.

 “This 1958 Jaguar XK150S represents the pinnacle of the XK150 lineup,” according to the Stratford, Connecticut, dealer advertising the Jag on ClassicCars.com. “1958 was the first year the XK150 was offered in roadster form and the “S” specification motor remains the most powerful street motor that Jaguar produced for the XK150 or its predecessors.”

jaguarThe Jaguar looks stunning in the appealing photos that accompany the ad.

“This example is finished in a beautiful shade of silver-blue that is complemented by a navy interior,” the seller says. “This car was recently treated to an extensive refresh which included repainting, re-plating the chrome, replacing the interior and convertible top, installing a new wiring harness, and refurbishing the brakes.”

jaguarThese beautiful and spirited cars are consistently valued by collectors, with the asking price for this apparently exceptional example at $109,000.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.


Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


  1. In 66-68 my oldest brother, Sgt. Harry J. Ellis, III (Pudgie) had a 58 XK150 that he adored, I adored him and that Jag. It was white with a red stripe down the middle, black top and interior. I can still hear that engine rattle the wooden garage it was meticulously kept in. At the age of 11-12, that Jag layed down my love of British Leyland’s and the special bond we had. He enlisted in the Army and went to Vietnam 8/67. My beautiful Brother was KIA 3/14/68. Of course we were left heartbroken. We kept the 150 until 69. It was sold to a man from Philly that was leaving for Nam in a few days. So often I wonder what happened to that man and that beautiful 58 XK150.

    • My older brother had a 1952 XK 120 roadster and a 1959 XK 150 drophead, it was a stick car. Black red interior and white top. We made a 3000 mile return trip through the Rockies in 1965. It was thrilling to drive it hard when you are 17 years old. He passed away in 1994. My nephews sold both cars.


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