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
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!!!
1972 Jaguar XKE
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