Selling a 1969 Jaguar XKE

 

1969 Jaguar XKE
1969 Jaguar XKE

Marking the release of the Jaguar Type-E Series 2 line was the 1969 Jaguar XKE, complete with all the changes and modifications that needed to be made to meet new emissions and safety standards presented by the United States. Throughout the two model-years prior, Jaguar had implemented a number of changes that would help the XKE comply and rolled out all the official changes with the 1969 XKE. A larger grill opening and the repositioning of the signal lights at the front of the car can help you recognize models from 1969. Brakes on these models were also upgraded and radial tires became standard equipment. Perhaps the biggest change that came in 1969 – and one that is often modified back to the style of previous years – is the wheel knock-off “nut.” Due to safety concerns the winged-spinner knock-off was no longer allowed in U.S. markets, therefore all U.S. bound cars would receive a hexagonal knock-off nut, which was hammered on and off with a special socket. This special socket was included with the car. While many have been lost or damaged over time, having the original tools can increase the value of your 1969 XKE. This type of nut would be used for the Series 2 and Series 3 cars, and would eventually be standard on cars for the home market as well.

 

1969 Jaguar XKE Seller’s Guide

In total, 18,808 XKE models were released from 1969 to 1971, which included the Roadster, the Fixed Head Coupe and the Fixed Head Coupe 2+2 body styles. Whether your Jaguar has been in your family for decades or you’ve recently purchased and restored one as an investment, the team at AlexManos.com would be delighted to speak with you regarding the sale of your classic. Having assisted countless clients with the purchase and sale of their classics, Alex and his team have the knowledge and experience to be able to offer you top dollar, in cash and on the spot for your classic no matter what the year, make, model or condition. Throughout their many years of experience, they have learned a few things about selling classic cars. One of their biggest Seller’s Tips is to be prepared to prove the value of your car. From having detailed maintenance records or ownership history to showing what upgrades and options were purchased with the car, these things can make a big difference in determining value. Additionally, if you are selling a 1969 Jaguar XKE that will be used as a restoration project, showing the originality of the car and the components that will be included in the sale can also help.

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