The Jaguar XK150 was manufactured between 1957 and 1961 anddespite having a family resemblance to the XK120 and XK140, theXK150 was radically modernised. A one piece windscreen replaced thesplit screen and the wing line no longer dropped as much over thedoors. The bonnet was widened, opened down to the wings, and on theroadster the bulkhead was moved back four inches to make the bonnetlonger. In the interior, the XK140''s walnut dashboard was replacedby a leather trimmed unit. The standard engine, the same as fittedto the XK140, was the 3.4 litre DOHC Jaguar straight six rated at180bhp at 5750rpm but most cars were fitted with the SE engine thathad a modified cylinder head with larger exhaust valves rated at210bhp at 5500rpm. Either wire wheels or disc wheels could bespecified and the suspension and chassis were very similar to thaton the XK140. These were high performance, well appointed sportstouring cars and could cope with long distances with alacrity.This eye-catching Jaguar XK150 SE Coupé has benefitted fromsubstantial time and financial investment recently. Purely foraesthetic reasons, the bumpers have been removed and the exhaustsystem modified to come out through the rear wings, resulting in afamiliar ''throaty'' note being emitted from the exhaust. Coupledwith lowering the suspension, colour coded wire wheels, aluminiumintakes and period painted number plate, this XK150 both looks andsounds fabulous. Fitted with a Borg Warner automatic gearbox, thislefthand drive Jaguar also benefits from having disc brakes allround. Supplied with a V5 registration document and the originalbumpers, this ''sporty'' example of an iconic sportscar offers theflexibility of safe, comfortable touring with something moreexciting for the more enthusiastic driver.