XKE manual Coupe


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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Features and Specifications

Make: Jaguar
Model: XK
SubModel: E-Type Series II Fixed Head Coupe
Type: Coupe
Trim: E-Type Series II Fixed Head Coupe
Year: 1969
Mileage: 496
VIN: 1R25193
Color: White
Engine: 3.8L Tri-carb DOHC Inline 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: --
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear

1969 Jaguar XK E-Type Series II Fixed Head Coupe

Outstanding recent mechanical restoration to a worthy 1969 Jaguar XKE E-Type Series II Fixed Head Coupe For Sale! a Series I 3.8L Tri-carb DOHC Inline 6 cylinder with 4-speed gearbox. Cosmetic restoration completed in the mid-1990s in classic color combination of English White over Red Leather! Only 496 miles on the restored drivetrain! Very sharp driver!! The XKE series Jaguar was an instant success from the moment it appeared in the automotive scene in 1961! Featuring monocoque construction,... 4-wheel independent suspension, disc brakes, along with rack & pinion steering. As each new generation was improved from the last, it continued to offer more and more to buyers as a prestigious luxury sports car from England! This included improved brakes, better suspension, superior interior comfort, more significant cooling, and bigger displacement engines! The Series II came about in 1968 with wrap around rear bumper, larger repositioned turn signals & tail lights, larger grill opening with twin electric cooling fans for better cooling, open headlamps, redesigned toggle switches on the dash, as well as twin Strombergs replacing the triple SU's under the hood. Production on the Series II carried through to early 1971 with all models totaling 18,809 units. Of those, only 4,855 were Fixed Head Coupes making them the rarest to find for collectors today! Not all cars are born to survive the same way. Any classic car guy can likely share stories of a car they know of parked in a garage awaiting resurrection, but due to the sentimental value or nostalgia behind the vehicle, an owner cant part ways with it. Regardless of condition, these wonderful opportunities continue to exist today. In the case of this 1969 Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe, it was left as an abandoned project to former owner Mariella Horna in 1991. The car remained garage kept until it was brought to Stonehenge Jaguar LTD, where they helped place her rust free coupe with an eager owner ready to facilitate the deserving restoration it required. The new owner had sincere intentions of building a show winner, so he utilized the services of Mark Besser at Showcase Restorations, Tim's Automotive Service, along with Stonehenge LTD and others to fully restore this worthy example to operational condition once again! With a methodical effort, everything was professionally sourced to build a truly splendid Jaguar road car. All new classic Old English White was selected to refinish the exterior, along with a stunning all red leather interior. The original engine was missing, so an earlier Series I 3.8L DOHC Inline 6 with triple SU HD8's was selected using a cylinder head by Apex Racing and a rebuilt 4-speed transmission. Finished in the summer of 1993, and enjoyed for approximately 310 miles, it stayed with the same owner for another 20 years! It would be reconditioned in June 2013 after resting again for many years to include an all-new clutch kit with clutch slave & master cylinders; all new fluids for the engine, cooling system, brake system; engine oil filter & air filter, coolant hoses, spark plugs, new alternator & battery, complete fuel flush with boiled fuel tank & new sending unit. All new interior dash knobs & switches were replaced for good measure. At a cost of nearly $11,300 in June 2013, it was road ready once again and enjoyed just sparingly before finding a new home in March 2016 with 340 miles on the odometer. The new Merrick, NY owner would equally cherish this special Jaguar with a full, comprehensive service following purchase. He would immediately continue the reconditioning effort with a rebuilt head with new intake valves, fresh head gasket, new fuel pump, new fuel lines & filters, professional overhaul of all three carburetors with new jets & floats, intake gaskets, new front brake calipers & pads, turned rotors, front steering boots, front end alignment, new starter, engine freeze plugs, battery, alternator belt, including a complete ignition tune up with new distributor cap & rotor! This owner would drive and enjoy this Coupe sparingly adding limited mileage annually, and continuing the annual service with the addition of a Pertronix electronic ignition system in September 2016 with new plug wires, along with new wiper motor. All new Vredestein tires and tubes were installed in August 2017 along with brake fluid flush, coolant flush, carburetor clean & tune, and fresh air filters. Today, the odometer reads just 496 miles. Options include telescoping steering column, Triplex XXX glass, Sparkomatic AM/FM radio, Furstil floor mats, stainless steel exhaust system, and wood steering wheel! We feel this exceptional Jaguar has only been hindered by the driving season where it has been owned, leaving limited opportunities to truly enjoy the money spent to bring it to this level of mechanical soundness! It deserves a new owner ready to take advantage of the past expense and drive it as often as possible! Please feel free to call 855-586-3413 with additional questions or to schedule a chance to view this vehicle in person. The St. Louis Car Museum Team can provide information about trades, collector car financing options or assist in arranging transport your next classic car investment!

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