History tells us that Enzo Ferrari, upon seeing the new Jaguar XK-E, said that, “it is the most beautiful car ever made,” and decades later, many automotive experts have seconded his opinion. Derived from the D Type – a car that won Le Mans three times – it had stunning good looks, brought racing technology to the street and delivered performance that even today will get your heart pumping. Voted by Sports Car International as one of the top sports cars of the 1960s and by the Daily Telegraph as one of the most beautiful cars of all time, the XK-E represents both a driver’s dream ride and a classic with appreciation potential.
Our example is the more desirable Series 1 OTS (Open Two Seater) model with the 4.2-Liter six-cylinder engine. This engine has 10% more torque than the prior 3.8-Liter motor and gives the driver a more relaxed around town experience and quicker acceleration out of corners. More important, it’s mated to a fully synchromesh transmission. With the larger engine, Jaguar added modern updates such as an alternator instead of a generator, a “negative earth” electrical system and reclining bucket seats.
It is a numbers matching car finished in silver over black leather seating with recently refreshed period-correct carpets and a black convertible top. Under the long, iconic hood is a comprehensively refurbished and blueprinted engine. We have records documenting the meticulous care and extensive list of new parts used during the rebuild process. Our recent test drive impressed us with the engine’s power and smoothness - all the way up to the redline. We have recently performed the annual multipoint service and safety inspection, including a complete road test per ARI’s protocols. As part of the process, an oil and filter change was done along with a check of all other fluids.
The chassis has undergone a complete chemical stripping and scraping followed by a power wash and hot air drying process. Next, the surface was painted with Ospho brand anti-rust treatment and then sealed to resemble the original factory finish to ensure thorough protection of the underbody metal.
Our Jaguar XK-E touches all of the right notes for anyone looking for a classic that will be welcomed at any vintage rally, concours d’elegance or local cars and coffee. It’s a sports car that has undergone a thorough inspection by ARI, plus the prospective new owner will be provided with extensive service and restoration records dating back many years. These records and a test drive are all it will take to demonstrate just how exciting our XK-E is. Please call us for an appointment.