1969 Jaguar XKE Roadster
For consignment shades of Austin Powers in the form of this very
recognizable British Automobile, the XKE Jaguar. With an older
restoration and a folder full of service receipts, it's Jaguar
Heritage Trust certificate, this car runs perfectly, and looks
awesome! An honest, original, driver's car!
Jaguar motors nailed it when they penned this design which utilizes
a long bulbous bonnet, curvaceous fenders which wrap chrome wire
knockoff wheels, and a curved to a pinched boot, framed by a chrome
wrap around bumper. Primrose, (pale yellow), is the hue on the
bodyPaint on this car is presenting nicely but upon closer
inspection shows surface rusted chip offs, rust bubbling,
inclusions, along with cracks and a few minor runs in the finish.
Chrome and badging as well as trim is all very nice but does have
some slight haziness to the chrome. The black canvas convertible
top shows some color fading and a few minor tears on the passenger
side and presents with a clear plastic window. This top is manually
operated and can be raised or lowered with one person. Rounding out
the exterior are lightly patinaed chrome wire knock off wheels
wrapped in Pirelli 205/70R15 blackwall rubber.
Yards of black leather cover the low back bomber style bucket
seats, door panels, and dash top, and it's all very nice. The dash
is peppered with numerous Smiths gauges, and a full lineup of
toggle switches. An original wood steering wheel fronts the dash,
and the factory radio has been replaced with a modern Alpine
AM/FM/CD unit. Black carpet in very nice condition is covering the
floor and small rear stowage area. The trunk is nearly perfect and
includes a tonneau cover which is original to this car.
A flip forward of the bonnet reveals some of true British handiwork
in the form of a 4.2 liter DOHC Inline 6-cylinder, complete with 3
2-barrel SU carburetors. Have no fear as the original intake
manifold and Stromberg carbs are included with the purchase. The
original 4-speed manual transmission is attached and sends power to
a 3.54 geared rear axle. A fine patina covers the engine, its bay
and the underside of the bonnet, otherwise all is looking good.
All clean with a veritable sea of black rustproofing and
undercoating for the bottom side. We see an independent torsion bar
front suspension working with a 4 coilover shocks on the
independent rear set up. Disc brakes now on all 4 corners and a
stainless-steel dual exhaust system handles the exhale with ease.
No structural problems, and a very sturdy and clean frame.
As expected, because it has been well maintained and fully
documented, this car started and ran flawlessly. It had a nice
throaty exhaust sound, and all the controls worked. Typical of a
Jaguar, the power comes with added safety in the form of bias free
disc brakes all around. Nice driver and fantastic handling.
A beautiful example indeed, all wrapped up in Primrose paint and
black leather which retains their luster. A patina'd engine bay,
with added power, great suspension, and 4-wheel disc brakes. A nice
find if you are in the market for some shag-a-licious Jaguar iconic
British design prior to the rubber bumper era.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.