In 1961 after years of speculation, Jaguar uncaged the ultimate cat, the XKE. This car was so outstanding, that all the other cars paled before it. It was the last of the great racing cars that could be driven on the road. The performance was wild and exciting yet the car exuded beauty and luxury.
The magnificent body was designed in a wind tunnel by Malcolm Sayer, an outstanding aircraft designer. It was crafted of 20 gauge sheet metal with welding monocoupe construction. This allowed savings in weight since there was no heavy frame. There were many innovations introduced in this car.
The first model introduced in 1961 was the Series I E-type. In 1964 the 3.8 liter car was replaced by the 4.2 liter car. In 1971 in order to pep up the Big Cat, the V-12 engine was installed and known as the Series III.
CAR NO. IE 35530
BODY NO. 4E 27425
ENGINE No. 7E 17229-9
GEARBOX NO. KE 1024
Elegant Fixed Head Coupe from Jaguar. The Series 1 1/2 4.2L XKE Coupe. The engine is a 4.2L I-6 Cylinder producing 265 bhp and 283 ft-lbs of torque. The exterior is a stunning Gray, complemented by a black leather interior. This is one solid example of a Jaguar XKE Series 1 Coupe. Meticulously looked after by a British car enthusiast. This is a very clean example! Options include: Manual Transmission, Leather Interior, Wire Wheels, and Red Line Tires. This is a wonderful driving machine, one very special Jaguar!