What we've got here is the gorgeous Jaguar E-Type, also called the XK-E in the United States. This 1969 Jaguar XK-E Coupe hails from the Series 2 generation that ran between 1968 and 1971, and the current owner reports that the car has received a total rebuild from its previous owner. With just 36,000 miles reported, it's a perfect piece for a classic car aficionado who enjoys driving as well as admiring.
The lustrous maroon paint job of this 1969 Jaguar XKE 2+2 Series 2 perfectly highlights its lines that reviewers of the time blatantly called sexy. Thanks to US NHTSA regulations, though, the faired-in glass headlamp covers have been done away with, and the rear bumper is larger than on UK-market examples. A set of wire wheels with white-striped tires add a sense of joie de vivre, and you can imagine a vibrant drive down a winding road in this beauty as being rather entertaining. Inside, we find a black leather-trimmed cabin with seating for four occupants that's reportedly been redone. It's all period correct here as well, with the original gauges looking fabulous, as well as the aircraft-inspired bank of gauges and switches in the center console. The only touch of modernity is the head unit, which is a newer JVC unit that offers CD playback. We can also observe some new speakers installed on either side of the center console in the footwells. Behind the seats there's a decently-sized trunk under a side-opening tailgate, remembering that the E-Type is a grand tourer, after all.
This 1969 Jaguar XK-E Coupe is powered by a 4.2-liter straight six with twin Zenith carburetors. For 1969, it produced 246hp and sent it to the rear wheels. Interestingly, while this car came with an automatic transmission from the factory, the previous owner converted it to a five-speed manual variant with a new rear end. This should make driving all that more enjoyable, as automatic transmissions from the period weren't said to be the most responsive or jubilant to drive.
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