Classic Car Addict is proud to present this beautiful 1968 Jaguar
XKE (E-Type) for sale in our Mesa, AZ showroom. Regarded by many as
the most beautiful car ever built, the E-Type Roadster's coupe
cousin was rather more Polarizing. To some, the hard top was the
epitome of style, while others regarded it as the ugly duckling.
But whatever your opinion, there's no denying the impact these
classic coupes had, as well as the cult status they would command.
The Series II 2+2 had a more raked windshield than other models,
better suiting the longer wheelbase, longer doors, and higher
roofline to fit the shorter Coupe's windshield and A-pillars. This
meant the roofline had to be reconstructed, creating yet another
unique feature of this conversion. There is a string of other
details, such as the three wiper blades from the earlier model.
With the carbon rear fenders fitted, they relocated the fuel filler
to the tailgate, modifying it to the filler cap and fitting a clear
third brake light above the rear glass. When closed, the tailgate
seals the baffled racing fuel cell fitted under the floor. It's
paired with a racing pump to feed the big Weber's. Once completed,
the car was shot in DuPont Silver metalflake. The window trim was
painted flat-black, and a delicate red pinstripe applied under the
side windows. Even the Jag's underside wasn't overlooked. Although
out of sight, it has an aluminum belly pan, with all the welds
smoothed before painting. The same treatment was used on every
welded seam. To match the exterior, the cockpit needed to be
extraordinary, which was achieved with perforated lipstick-red
leather on Series 1 seats. They also reconfigured the interior,
making it more spacious by removing the 2+2's small rear seats.
This allows to move the front chairs back, while shifting the dash
forward 6. With matching red leather trim, carpet, and harnesses.
The fitted turned aluminum door panels compliment the exposed
interior body panels and fuel filler. A leather-wrapped Fittipaldi
steering wheel sits ahead of Smiths instrumentation that includes a
160-mph speedometer and 6k-rpm tachometer, both of which are said
to have been rebuilt. A suite of auxiliary gauges are found in the
center stack. The five-digit odometer shows 28k miles, around 2,500
of which have been added during current ownership. It also has an
SCCA-spec roll cage built into the rear of the car and painted body
color. The delightful period mirrors on the front fenders have
two-way glass and house cameras, with the images viewed on two
monitors mounted above the gearshift. While some might consider
such extensive modifications to be excessive, others see things
differently. This could very well be the fastest and most well
thought out "E" in the world. This will be sold on a clean Arizona
title with 6 totes of documentation. Call Classic Car Addict today
at 480-256-1459. Be sure to check out our website for 100+HD photos
and our YouTube page to see full walkaround and driving videos. You
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