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. IS 71062
BODY NO. 4S 051222
ENGINE No. 7S 2347-SA
GEARBOX NO. KL695
Elegant Fixed Head Coupe from Jaguar. The Series III V-12 XKE E-Type. The engine is a 5343 cc 12 cyl single overhead camshaft producing 272 bhp @ 5850 rpm. The exterior is a Stunning Dark Green complemented by a Tan leather interior. Options include: 4-SPD transmission, Leather Interior, Pwr. Steering and Working Air Conditioning. Shows and drives very well. This vehicle has been kept indoors and well maintained. A classic elegant beauty on wheels. This is a wonderful driving machine, one very special Jaguar!
Uncage the Ultimate Cat!