|Number of Cylinders:||6|
|Drive Side:||Left-hand drive|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty|
|:||“Rebuilt Original 4-Speed Manual.”|
|Car location:||West Hartford, Connecticut, United States|
|For Sale By:||Private Seller|
This 1968 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe is a Series 1.5 driver that is powered by its original 4.2L inline-six and 4-speed manual gearbox as confirmed by an included Jaguar Heritage Trust Certificate. The mechanicals have been updated for reliability with a newer alternator, electronic ignition, stainless steel exhaust, and rebuilt blower motor system. Service records date back to 2000 and total over $35k.
The paint looks nice but is beginning to show its age with chips on the nose and a group of small bubbles on the hood as detailed in the image gallery below. The body looks straight but does have two small dents on the roof and one dent on the driver’s rear quarter. The grille area is said to have some minor filler, but no other body repairs or accident damage have been found by the seller. A small chip is noted on the windshield.
Chrome trim and bumpers look bright and appear to have been re-plated by a previous owner. The stock wire wheels are in good condition, with some minor corrosion evident on the right rear small-eared knockoff hub. The car is equipped with independent coil spring rear suspension with torsion bars, and the standard four-wheel disc brakes are said to work as they should. The car is said to track straight and handle well.
The interior is unrestored with its original black leather upholstery and wood-rimmed steering wheel. The seats and carpets are showing some wear from age and the leather on the center console is cracked. The original Smith gauges have clear faces and are said to function correctly. The rear cargo area is in good shape and houses the original spare wheel, jack, and toolkit in a compartment underneath.
The original 4.2L twin cam inline six-cylinder features its stock triple SU carburetors that were unique to the Canadian version of the Series 1.5. Original Primrose Yellow paint can still be seen in the engine bay. The engine is said to start easily, pull strong, and was advertised at producing 265bhp when new.
Over $35k in receipts and service records have been provided from her 16 years of ownership. The major work included:
July 2011 – Transmission rebuilt with new syncros, new clutch and U-joints, engine stabilizer bushings replaced, and stainless steel exhaust system installed
August 2012 – New fuel tank
August 2012 – New electric cooling fan, engine front seals, and sump seals.
September 2014 – New fuel pump, solid state electronic ignition system, and upgraded alternator.
July 2015 – New U-joints, hub bearings, and seals.
August 2016 – New clutch and release bearing, exhaust manifolds, and engine and transmission mounts.
July 2018 – New front brake rotors, pads, front bearings, seals, and hoses.Will be sold to the highest bidder!!!
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