Super sharp example with only 3 registered owners from new showing just 44,957 original miles! All numbers matching and paint code correct! Restored both cosmetically and mechanically to beautiful condition! Optioned with 4-speed, luggage rack, redline tires, stainless steel exhaust, and more! Great buy! The XKE series Jaguar was an instant success from the moment…
Super sharp example with only 3 registered owners from new showing just 44,957 original miles! All numbers matching and paint code correct! Restored both cosmetically and mechanically to beautiful condition! Optioned with 4-speed, luggage rack, redline tires, stainless steel exhaust, and more! Great buy!
The XKE series Jaguar was an instant success from the moment it appeared at the automotive seen in 1961! Featuring monocoque construction, 4-wheel independent suspension & disc brakes, and rack & pinion steering. As each new generation was improved from the last, it continued to offer more and more to buyers as the prestigious luxury sports car from England! This included improved brakes, better suspension, superior interior comfort, more significant cooling, and bigger displacement engines! The Series II came about in 1968 with wrap around rear bumper, larger reposition turn signals & tail lights, larger grill opening with twin electric cooling fans for better cooling, open headlamps, redesigned toggle switches on the dash, as well as twin Strombergs replacing the triple SU’s under the hood.
Offered here is a superb 1969 Jaguar XKE Convertible finished in factory code correct Pale Primrose over Black interior and matching black soft top! Powered by it all original, number’s matching drivetrain featuring the 4.2L Inline 6 DOHC engine and 4-speed fully synchromesh manual transmission! Options include power disc brakes, wood steering wheel, telescoping steering column, 72-spoke chrome wire spoke wheels wrapped in 185R15 Michelin X radial redline tires, dual outside mirrors, Blaupunkt AM/FM radio, windshield washers, Smiths instrumentation, and completely polished stainless steel exhaust system!
This gorgeous example began life with the original owner, who would pass it on to his daughter after his death. After her passing, the spouse elected to finally sell this one owner example in 2003 to a broker. It would be purchased by Lillian, AL resident & veteran Navy Captain Vince Cooke with just 36,016 miles on the odometer. He would cherish his acquisition for the next 15 years with the car’s first base coat/clear coat repaint in 2004. After enjoying his all original Jaguar for about 5 years, he elected to have the engine professionally overhauled by Ian Brown, a Jaguar Technical Representative for North America dealerships. It would be completed rebuilt utilizing the original block, heads, crankshaft, and cams, with the head planed & the flywheel turned with brand new clutch kit installed. All other components would be fully rebuilt, replaced, or renewed. After 2,000 miles of enjoyment, Ian Brown and James Bamford would be asked to entirely rebuild the rear end in 2010. It too would be renewed to like-new Jaguar standards.
The body would finally receive the deserving attention in 2015 when the Gross Bros of Pensacola, FL would completely disassemble this car entirely and give it a proper bare metal repaint. This would include multiple primer/sealer coats, and a stunning base coat/clear coat finish! A new windshield would be installed, while retaining the original Triplex side glass. New rubber seals and gaskets would be installed, along with a brand new aluminum radiator, silver ceramic coated exhaust manifolds and polished stainless steel exhaust system fitted. Sadly, Capt. Cooke would pass away in February 2018 at the age of 83 and the Jaguar would sell on to the Bell Meade Collection in Nashville, TN. Today, the odometer reads only 44,957 miles, of which about 5,500 miles are on the rebuilt engine. A spectacular example to drive and enjoy! Act quickly!
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