This is a 1974 Jaguar XKE Roadster that was restored by J.D. Classics in England.
Upon its arrival at J.D. Classics, it was meticulously disassembled and prepared for paint, while the engine and mechanical components were simultaneously prepped for a complete overhaul. The body was stripped, repaired as needed, undersealed, and painted inside and out to a very high standard in the original color. Panel fit and alignment is excellent, with crisp detailing. Chrome and exterior fittings are excellent, and the headlights were upgraded to flat-lens H4s for vastly improved visibility. The finishing touch is a set of deep dish high-strength stainless wire wheels with 205/70-15 Pirelli tires for the ideal stance and road presence.
Like the body, the interior is restored to factory standards, but with several select modifications to improve the driving experience. The seats are trimmed using factory correct perforated leather, with matching factory-style vinyl materials on the sills, panels and door cards. Blue leather covers the dash, which features factory instruments and new OE rocker switches. Machined stainless steel knobs replace the fragile factory pieces for the heater controls, choke lever, and indicator stalk. The under-dash A/C unit is trimmed in leather and equipped with stainless dials that have a distinctly tactile, Hi-Fi quality to their action. An earlier E-Type steering wheel sits in place of the original, as does a bespoke alloy gear knob. Rounding out the cabin is a vintage-look Becker Mexico stereo that seamlessly incorporates AM/FM radio and digital input functions.
The matching numbers V12 is fully rebuilt down to the cylinder liners and equipped with new pistons, valves, ported heads and much more. Additional features include a J.D. Sport ignition system, bespoke sports exhaust, and an S.U. Carburetor conversion. The engine pairs with specially-developed J.D. Sport components including the 5-speed gearbox, clutch, gearshift mechanism, and drive shaft. The chassis includes updated front brake calipers, specially-developed sports adjustable dampers, and numerous other refinements that dramatically improve the performance.
For more information, please call 631 283 8819.
Interior color: Blue
Body style: Convertible
Engine: 12 Cylinder
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