For Sale: 1972 Jaguar XKE in Mesa, Arizona


Vehicle Description

Have you been searching for that perfect grand touring classic E-Type that's ready for the backroads and turn some heads? This 1972 Jaguar XKE 2+2 really fits the full package. It has that unique Jag sheetmetal, a leather-lined A/C interior, and a powerful V12 motor that has been heavily invested to make sure it's a strong runner.

Maroon is the right color for a car like this. After all, sports cars look great in red. But a Jag is an upper-class classic, and so the deeper tones show it off correctly. The paint is a modern clearcoat application that has a good shine against the coupe's iconic body lines, but nothing here is too fancy because this one also wants to be the car that you'll never be afraid to take on the open road. We love the 1972 model because it was produced before these cars were fitted with the larger federally mandated rubber bumpers. So, there's nothing to get in the way of the brightwork on this coupe. The Series III cars retained great features such as the wraparound bumpers and headlight trim that creates a beautifully thin line all the way up the hood. But they also added more brightness like a larger grille. This is a performance machine, and it easily announces it to the world even when it's standing still thanks to the bright quad tailpipes, louvered hood, V12 rear badge, and genuine center-hub wire wheels.

The tan leather interior is a great complementing color for the exterior. And as you get inside, you really start to see how the Series III cars really feel great for grand touring comfort. You still get all those great driving features from the previous generations, such as how the door panels and center console come together to envelope you in that perfect European driving experience. This is further enhanced by the three-spoke sports steering wheel on a tilt column and the full set of Smiths gauges. Plus, the 2+2 comes with a usable back seat and large cargo area. These Series III cars provided more legroom while also allowing for stock features like the correct AM/FM radio and cold factory air conditioning now running R134a. It's all presented with such originality that there's just the perfect amount of patina to reinforce all this history.

The engine bay has the fresh look almost like a time capsule...and that's for a very good reason. We have receipts from 2019 showing plenty of work on the motor totaling $43k. That's a major investment in quality! So this is an engine that will not only make you want to show it off, but also it's a strong running package that you'll love to drive. After all, the 5.3-liter V12 was Jaguar's answer when they realized they needed more power to satisfy torque-hungry American roads. So the V12 transformed the already sporty E-Type into an effortless cruiser. In fact, the longer wheelbase and motor upgrade make these the ideal cars for an automatic transmission. Add to that power steering, four-wheel power disc brakes, and Jaguar's famous fully independent suspension, and this E-Type is outfitted to really teach you what grand touring driving is all about.

The sale comes complete with build receipts, service manuals, and maintenance records. An E-type is an experience every enthusiast must have once in his or her life. To have a strong V12 coupe with cold-blowing air conditioning means you get the best of British luxury and performance all in one car. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1972 Jaguar XKE
  • Listing ID:CC-1455113
  • Price:$78,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1972
  • Make:Jaguar
  • Model:XKE
  • Exterior Color:Maroon
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:38389
  • Stock Number:1793-PHX
  • VIN:UC1S73828BW

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Streetside Classics - Phoenix
614 East Auto Center Drive Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85204
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