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.