You can be living your dream in a, 1969 Jaguar XKE Series 2 E-Type Convertible 2 Door Roadster.
When you think of a classic sports car, a few pop into your mind, I'm guessing the Jaguar XKE is one of them It embodies the image of class and status of someone who has arrived, and arrived in style. There is something about the lines of the XKE that is very sexy and most defiantly a she. The curves and style of a beautiful woman, if Marilyn Monroe was a car, she would have been a Jaguar XKE.
That said, what we have here is an 1969 Jaguar XKE series 2 convertible, a E type with matching numbers, it is an older restoration, has less than 48,000 original miles on it. The car is mechanically sound, and a good Driver Car, it isn't a show car, but is in good shape, with some TLC and it could be a wonderful addition to your family.
We've had this beauty a short while, it is long low and sexy, those are the best words to describe this car. We bought it to drive around town while on brief business trips at our Tennessee location. It is a older restoration, and is documented in a laminated binder with service receipts and pictures from the previous owner of almost 40 years. Be real, when most baby boomer's think of a Sports Car, we think Jaguar XKE, there is a aura and romance that surrounds this vehicle and just the name Jaguar XKE speaks volumes about this legendary car. It is if not the number 1 Classic Sports Car, it is very near the top of the list.
We are only selling to make room in our warehouse and hate to see it go. You can get in this car and drive it with no problems, while taking care of the few things that it needs.
In the short time we have had this car, this is what we learned about its condition. It has the typical door dings, that is, where jerks open their doors to wide without care and hitting the side of the jag, no paint chipping though. Otherwise the body is in very good shape and virtually rust free, looks like it was repainted at one time in the original color. Under the battery tray is the only patched body work we found. Paint is good with some touched up chips here and there, but polishes up nicely. Trunk with spare is in really good shape and just has surface oxidation.
The interior is very good. The supple black leather seats, panels and sills have no rips or tears. Gauges work, console and dash are good shape. We had a bad oil gauge, and installed a matching Smiths 100 PSI oil pressure gauge, but still have original Smiths 60 PSI unit. The rubber weather seals are intact but are showing age. We also added a under hood oil pressure gauge, we found it a handy item to have.
We got it with an aftermarket Kenwood stereo with sub woofer. Original wood steering wheel could use some attention. Turn signals do not work and need repair. We did not trouble shoot the turn signals.
Convertible top is O.K. with a very clear rear window. The only issue is wear marks, close to being holes, on both sides wear it appears the frame is rubbing. Spoke wheels with Coker red line tires are in very good condition and drives straight with no vibrations.
The 6 cyl 4.2L engine is pretty clean and runs exceptionally well. Basic tune up done, new E3 spark plugs, it comes with an extra set. Recent oil / filter change. The engine sounds great and has good oil pressure, it maintains between 20-50 lbs. The exhaust sings a mellow tone and still looks brand new. A quick turn of the key, and the car starts easy and runs great.
If you are looking for a car you can jump in today and enjoy, look no further, do not pass go, place your bid on this Long Low Rounded Sleek Sexy Elegant Beast. Don't be surprised if you buy this car, and suddenly develop a taste for tea and biscuits, then start telling us Yanks, how nice it is in Jolly ole England.
Final word, you know what we know about the car, we try to be as honest as possible, when describing the vehicle's condition. Feel free to call 423 746-2846 or email questions for any other information. If you are in the Athens Tennessee area, feel free to come by and inspect the car yourself. Call for an appointment.
Bidders: Vehicle is listed locally. We reserve the right to end auction early. Vehicle is ready for immediate delivery / pickup. Vehicle may be viewed at our facility in Riceville TN. please contact first to visit. 423.746.2846 ( We are just off of I-75, 1/2 way between Knoxville and Chattanooga TN. )
Deposit: We require a non-refundable $500 deposit within 48 hrs of end of auction.
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**California and Tennessee buyers are responsible for paying tax, title, license and documentation fees. Customer is responsible for registering and transporting vehicle to their home state.
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