Selling a Classic 1960’s Jaguar
By the time the 1960’s rolled around, Jaguar had already built a strong reputation internationally that was further strengthened with the highly anticipated launch of the Jaguar E-Type or XKE. Beautifully styled and incredibly fast, the XKE could reach more than 150mph. It was also more technologically improved than its predecessors, offering an overhead cam engine, four-wheel disc brakes and independent suspension. With more than 70,000 units produced and nearly 15 years of production, the XKE would cease in 1975. The launch of the Jaguar XKE also meant the end of the XK150, which had begun with the XK120 back in 1950.
If you’re thinking about selling a 1960’s classic Jaguar, you’ll find a large following of collectors and enthusiasts that are attracted to these classic models like the XK120, XK140, XK150 and XKE (or E-Type) models. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular classic Jaguars of the 1960’s and the characteristics that buyers will be looking for.
Classic Jaguar XK150:
The Jaguar XK150 barely qualifies as a 1960’s classic Jaguar. The Jaguar XK150 was the successor to the XK140 and was produced between 1957 and 1961. Initially it was available as a Fixed Head Coupe and Drop Head Coupe, although the Roadster would come onto the scene in 1958. Buyers often turn to the XK150, as it featured all the advancements and innovations that would come down the line throughout production. The 1960 and 1961 models would see a 3.4L engine, which would offer 220hp in standard tune or 265hp in “S” form. If you’re planning on selling your 1960’s Jaguar XK150, buyers will likely want to perform a thorough inspection for both rust and mechanics. Any documentation you can provide the buyer with regarding ownership history, maintenance or restoration is also helpful.
Classic Jaguar XKE or Jaguar E-Type:
Depending on whom you’re talking to, you’ll hear different names for this 1960’s classic Jaguar. The Jaguar XKE or E-Type was the bread and butter for Jaguar in the 1960’s and would go on to see production throughout 1975, with more than 70,000 examples produced. Consistently praised as one of the most beautiful cars of all time and as one of the best sports cars of the 1960s, the XKE would see three series of production, each with their own changes and advancements. To learn specific Seller’s Tips for the various XKE models, please feel free to browse the model-specific tips throughout this website.
The Alex Manos team is always looking to add new classics of all makes, models and conditions to their growing inventory of European and American classics. From the best cars of the 1960’s to unfinished restoration projects and barn-finds, they’d like the opportunity to learn more about your classic Jaguar. They are known for offering top dollar in cash to buyers on the spot and can pick up from any location in the United States. Learn more by contacting a member of their team today. They look forward to hearing from you soon!