Selling a 1966 Jaguar XKE Convertible


1966 Jaguar XKE Convertible
1966 Jaguar XKE Convertible

During the 1966 model-year, the new Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe 2+2 would be added to the XKE lineup as a more “family-friendly” sports car This addition would mean that the XKE was now offered as an XKE Convertible, XKE Fixed Head Coupe, and XKE 2+2. While the XKE 2+2 would sell approximately 2,593 units that year, the XKE Convertible would see approximately 2,314 units manufactured during the same time. Today, the Fixed Head Coupe models are considered to be a great entry into classic Jaguar ownership, while the XKE Convertible models (also known as Roadsters or Open Two Seaters) are considered more valuable. The 1966 Jaguar XKE Convertible is also part of Series I production, which is most often renowned for its glass-covered headlights and for having turn signals positioned above the bumpers. Buyers – both during the era and today – also appreciate that the 1966 Jaguar XKE featured a 4.2L engine with a four-speed all synchromesh transmission. When it comes time to sell your 1966 Jaguar XKE Convertible, these are just a few of the selling features and benefits that you should consider sharing with your potential buyers.


1966 Jaguar XKE Convertible Seller’s Guide

When it comes time to sell your 1966 Jaguar XKE Convertible, one of the main issues that educated buyers will have is rust. Not only do the elements work against any classic car of this age, the Jaguar XKE had little to no rust protection at the time of manufacturing. Additionally, since many previous owners with high hopes have started restoration projects and have carelessly left their cars exposed, it is not uncommon to find classic XKE models in fair condition with some rust damage. Don’t worry, however. Buyers are looking for models of all conditions. In fact, many are looking for models for restoration, poor condition models are parts donors, and even fully restored examples that need little to no work. What is most important is that your asking price takes into account the overall condition of your car, its rarity, and the current market’s demand. For help evaluating the current value of your 1966 Jaguar XKE Convertible, the Alex Manos team would be happy to assist.



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Their team is always looking for new classics to add to their inventory of European and American classic cars and is renowned for offering top dollar for classic Jaguars of all conditions. When you’re ready to learn more about their sales process and whether or not your 1966 Jaguar XKE Convertible will fit into their collection, their team is just a phone call away. Connect with their team today to learn more. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find a new home for your classic Jaguar.