Very original Jaguar XKE with only two owners since new. The original owner had the car until 2 years ago, when he passed away. The last of the 6 cylinder Jaguar e-types, this car was delivered on March, 1971. The 1971 is the rarest of the series 2 e-types and was the only year the leaping Jaguar was used on the bonnet sides, plus a chrome trim surrounds the bonnet mouth. The car is painted Olde English white (original color) and has black leather interior. Chrome is very good, wire wheels are like new with new Michelin tires. Even the spare wire wheel and tire look like new. Strong rebuilt engine with no smoke.
Interior: Car has great patina with mostly original interior, the seats were redone two years ago and are in excellent condition, original Philips AM/FW/SW radio in working order, has original electric antenna, all gauges and switches (except clock) work. Soft top is in real good condition except there is a yellow sun stain on the clear plastic window ... I think it will come out. The rest of the interior is original (door panels, behind seats, dash, etc) and in good condition.
Body: Recent paint job .... all chrome pieces were removed, even the windshield.. No signs of prior accidents The floor pans, rockers and boot floor are original and in good condition, doors have not been reskined or patched and the sub frames are straight still show the original paint. Chrome is all original and very good, glass is excellent with new Triplex windshield. The boot (trunk) is very clean and has new mat .... includes original jack, knock off tool and hammer, original owner's manual and rare Passport to Service booklet with metal owner's ID plate.
Mechanicals: Matching number engine, the engine compartment is clean and correct.. Starts right up with the pull of the choke and runs well. Odometer shows 4500 miles, which is not correct as there is a sticker from a speedometer shop indicating a prior repair. Have receipts for complete engine rebuilt, clutch and suspension work. Car drives tight and handles excellent. Great oil pressure (40 psi+), gearbox shifts effortless, brakes work well, runs cool and cooling fans cycle normally. Just serviced the cooling system and flush the brake fluid. Distributor points were upgraded to electronic ignition for added reliability (unnoticeable to a Concourse judge)