1962 Jaguar-XKE XKE Series I 3.8 FHC
|Performance:||3.8liter, 6 cyl, Weber carburetors|
|Transmission:||5 speed Synchronized|
|Suspension:||Independent Front / Rear|
|Color exterior:||Opalescent Silver-Gray|
|Color interior:||Suede Green|
|Features:||AM/FM CD system|
|Mileage:||About 600 since restoration|
|Other 1:||Body #: V2359|
(SOLD) This is a spectacular vehicle which includes desirable performance upgrades such as a 5 speed transmission, aluminum radiator with aluminum header tank, high output alternator, weber carbs, headers, adjustable suspension, adjustable shocks, urethane bushings, 6 inch wheels and modern contemporary electronic gauges with white faces. Other upgrades include comfortable and recline-able Series 2 seats, alarm, cut off switch, modern instruments, a custom wood steering wheel, black velour dash top, an in-dash AM/FM CD player, battery power switch with Optima battery and Dynamat insulation throughout the car. The bonnet beads were removed to give the car a sleek look. If you were thinking of having us build you a car today with these features, it would cost you much more than it would cost to purchase this car today out the door. We encourage you to make an appointment to preview this exceptional Jaguar.
William Lyons had a keen eye for style and distinguished taste, but he was not a trained engineer. While he had personally drafted designs for all previous Jaguar models, recognizing the significance of the E-Type, he enlisted the expertise of Malcolm Sayer, a brilliant mathematician and aerodynamicist who had formal training as a engineer and a passion for automobiles. Under the direction of Lyons, Sayer shaped the body of the XKE and created what many consider the most beautiful automotive design ever. Taking what it had learned on the track with the D-type and applying it to its new model, Jaguar’s new E-type featured a monocoque passenger compartment and tail section, a tube-framed engine bay, and a tilting bonnet. With its well-appointed interior, civilized 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine, and a compliant suspension, the E-type was an ideal two-place sports car. The XKE has looks to die for, with sweeping lines and an aggressive yet undeniable sensual stance.