For Sale: 1969 Jaguar XKE Series II in St. Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

1969 Jaguar XKE Series II Open Two-seater One of 8,628 open two-seaters made between 1968 and 1971 4.2L DOHC inline six-cylinder engine with twin Zenith-Stromberg carbs and twin tailpipes Four-speed manual transmission White exterior with white folding canvas top Black interior Wire wheels and rear luggage rack Matching number engine 7R6654-9 Do you like the covered headlamp look of a Series 1 E-type but your budget doesn't go north into the usual six figure prices of Series 1 cars? You can have that look with this E-type Series 2 that's been retrofitted with the classic covered headlight bonnet of the earlier cars. This example was made in Jaguar?s Coventry, England factory and currently dressed in white with a white folding canvas top. The car?s paint and trim are in overall good condition while the top is in good, original order. The bodywork is straight and the chrome bumpers fit tightly to the body and the engine bay is tidy. It appears the original paint finish was an opulent silver as evidenced by the central drop down fuse door. This big cat rolls on Uniroyal Tiger Paw radials, size 205/70R15 at every corner and each tire is mounted to a chrome wire wheel. All tires and wheels look good. This E-type has a matching engine to its data plate. We have no history as to when or why the series 1, covered headlight bonnet was added. It is in good condition with chips around the edge where it meets the body. The black seats are in satisfactory condition, along with matching carpeting. A large, three-spoke steering wheel faces the driver. The wheel, dash and inner doors are all in good, original shape. The center console and console-mounted shifter complete the interior and shows some age. This car is a very nice driver quality car with a solid under-body, under pinnings, floors and rockers. The Series 2 introduced a number of design changes, largely due to U.S. National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration mandates. The most distinctive exterior feature is the absence of the glass headlight covers, which affected several other imported cars, such as the Citro?n DS, as well. Unlike other cars, this step was applied worldwide for the E-Type. Other hallmarks of Series 2 cars are a wrap-around rear bumper, larger front indicators and taillights re-positioned below the bumpers, and an enlarged grille and twin electric fans to aid cooling. Additional U.S.-inspired changes included a steering lock which moved the ignition switch to the steering column, replacing the dashboard mounted ignition and push button starter, the symmetrical array of metal toggle switches replaced with plastic rockers, and a collapsible steering column to absorb impact in the event of an accident. New seats allowed the fitment of head restraints, as required by U.S. law beginning in 1969. The engine is easily identified visually by the change from smooth polished cam covers to a more industrial "ribbed" appearance. It was de-tuned in the US with twin two-barrel Strombergs with larger valve clearances replacing the former triple carburetors. Competition to this Jaguar in 1969 included Aston Martin?s DB6 Volant?, Chevrolet?s Corvette, Lotus? Elan S4 and Porsche?s 911 S Targa. If this notion of owning a classic Jaguar won?t go away, you should visit MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to check out this open two-seater that looks like an earlier XK-E in front. VIN: 1R10248 EIN: 7R6654-9 TIN: KE8023 Body#: 4R4457 This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 88,810 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.

Vehicle Details

  • 1969 Jaguar XKE Series II
  • Listing ID: CC-1612192
  • Price: Contact Seller
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1969
  • Make:Jaguar
  • Model:XKE Series II
  • Odometer:88810
  • Stock Number:220407
  • VIN:J691R102478
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MotoeXotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr
St. Louis, MO 63028

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