Selling a 1965 Jaguar XKE
The 1965 Jaguar XKE was not only one of the most stylish and visually appealing cars of its time, it was also considered one of the most fun and powerful to drive. Offering its owners a top speed of 150mph, the XKE would outmatch supercars of the day that were twice the price. Using the tried and true straight six-cylinder engine that was previously in the XK150 Jaguars, the engine would get several upgrades over the 13-year lifespan of the Type-E. The 1965 Jaguar, for example, received an upgraded 4.2-litre version as well as an all-synchromesh gearbox. Further down the line, the Series 3 would be given a 5.3-litre V12 engine that was extremely powerful and popular. If you are the owner of a 1965 Jaguar XKE, you probably already know some of the other upgrades that came out on this model-year. These include an alternator replacing the generator, the electrical system switching to a negative ground, and a dashboard that changed from an aluminum finish to back. One other upgrade, which was controversial at the time, included more comfortable seats. Purists thought the seats were too modern for the time.
1965 Jaguar XKE Seller’s Guide
There are a number of items that buyers will look for in a quality 1965 Jaguar XKE. First and foremost, originality and authenticity will be of concern. Buyers will likely want to see matching chassis and engine numbers as well as any documentation you can provide on restoration and owner history. If you’re selling a car that is in need or complete restoration, engine and chassis numbers may not be a deal-killer, however rust and completeness will be of concern. If the buyer is looking for a mint-condition example, of course everything will be under scrutiny. Perhaps the biggest Seller’s Tips that the team at AlexManos.com can give you is to be prepared for questions and have as much documentation, photos, and provenance you can when selling. This will help your transaction move smoothly. AlexManos.com, a renowned California classic car dealership based in Los Angeles, has a reputation for honest and fair car deals. Whether you’re in California, Maine, Texas or Alaska, they are happy to pay top-dollar for your classic and can arrange pick-up from any location in the United States. Talk about an easy sale!
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