Selling a 1965 Jaguar XKE Convertible


1965 Jaguar XKE Convertible
1965 Jaguar XKE Convertible

There were quite a few changes made prior to the launch of the 1965 Jaguar XKE Convertible and Fixed Head Coupe models. A redesign to the engine would increase displacement from 3.8L to 4.2L, and would give owners better low-end torque. Better piston rings would also reduce oil consumption, which was a problem for the earlier 3.8L XKE models. An alternator would replace the previously used generator. The electrical system would switch to a negative ground. And, a full-synchromesh four-speed transmission would become standard. Visually, you can help potential buyers authenticate your particular model as a 1965 Jaguar XKE Convertible by pointing out the black finish dash, which was previously aluminum, and the new seats that were intended to make the XKE more comfortable for long trips. These are a few of the characteristics of this particular model-year that make it appealing to buyers. It is estimated that 2,220 units of the 1965 Jaguar XKE Convertible were manufactured during this particular year.


1965 Jaguar XKE Convertible Seller’s Guide

One of the first questions that any serious potential buyer will ask is to see engine and chassis numbers so they can compare them to Jaguar records for authenticity. If you need help finding and identifying these numbers, the Alex Manos team would be happy to help. The next question most serious buyers will have is whether or not you will allow a pre-purchase inspection. Of course, while you don’t want every person that says they’re interested inspecting your car with a mechanic, having a third party inspection should be allowed as it helps build confidence for the buyer. Some sellers actually choose to have a pre-purchase inspection done prior to listing their car for sale so they can show potential buyers the results without having to take their car to the mechanic. These are just a few of the Seller’s Tips that the Alex Manos team has learned over their years of experience in the classic car marketplace.



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