Selling a 1968 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe
Looking to sell a 1968 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe? 1968 was the last model-year for Series 1 production of the Jaguar XKE. During this time, a small amount of vehicles were produced under the guise of “Series 1 ½.” This was the transitional version from Series 1 to Series 2. Outside, the body remained virtually the same as the Series 1 models. To meet emissions and safety expectations in the United States, a major buyer of the Jaguar XKE, Jaguar detuned the engine to two carburetors, provided open headlights by removing the glass that previously covered them, and utilized different switches inside the cabin for safety reasons. Some Series 1 ½ even have twin cooling fans and adjustable seatbacks. This gradual change from Series 1 to Series 2 produced a number of rare cars from Jaguar that are still highly sought-after. The 4.2L V-8 engine remained, producing 265 horsepower and 283 lb ft. of torque. This gave the car excellent performance figures for its era, particularly when compared to the competition. The sprint to 60 mph took 7 seconds, and top speed was 150mph. These are just a few of the characteristics that may make your 1968 Jaguar XKE stand out from the crowd.
1968 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe Seller’s Guide
The Series 1 ½ Jaguar XKE models can be difficult to find parts for. Buyers who are interested in your 1968 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe will certainly want to know more about the overall condition of your classic Jaguar and what components, if any, are missing. Similarly, they will expect the asking price of your XKE to be comparable to the car’s overall condition and rarity. These Series 1 ½ models were also manufactured prior to advancements in rust protection. Serious buyers should be allowed to perform a pre-purchase inspection to ensure that they understand the extent of any rust damage on the car. One last area that educated buyers will be curious about is the windshield glass, particularly if they are looking for an original restoration, as original glass for these classic Jaguar XKE models can be difficult to find.
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The Alex Manos team of California classic car dealership professionals is always looking to add new classics into their growing inventory of European and American classics. If your 1968 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe would be a fit for their collection, they will be happy to offer you top dollar on the spot. Connect with them today to learn more about your car’s value in today’s market and to explore the idea of selling your Jaguar XKE to the Alex Manos team.