Selling a 1970 Jaguar XKE


1970 Jaguar XKE
1970 Jaguar XKE

One of the most breathtaking classic cars to come from the European market, the Jaguar XKE was first released in 1961 at the Geneva Auto Show and would see several variations throughout its 13-year lifespan. Offering distinguished styling, which was influenced by Jaguar’s racecars of the time, the XKE blended sport performance and affordable pricing with exceptional good looks to become one of the most iconic autos of the era. In fact, the 1970 Jaguar XKE – and other model years – appealed not only to buyers throughout the American market, but also throughout Europe. In fact, more than 5,000 models would roll off the production floor each year. The 1970 XKE was part of the Series 2 release that happed from 1969 to 1971. This car is characterized by its open headlights, which had replaced those with glass covers, by its wrap around rear bumper, by larger and repositioned front indicators, and by tail lights that were now found below the bumpers. Perhaps the most notable visual change was the much larger grill or “mouth” at the front, which provided for better engine cooling. At the time, brakes were also upgrades, new seats were fitted, and air conditioning and power steering became factory options.


1970 Jaguar XKE Seller’s Guide

Perhaps one of the biggest items of concern any educated buyer will have about your car – other than authenticity, originality and rust – is brakes. The 1970 Jaguar XKE and its sister models offered rear inboard brakes. Therefore, any serious work on them can require removing the entire sub-frame. There is also a tremendous amount of moving parts on these systems as compared with American models, so any documentation or history you can provide about brakes being repaired, changed or restored would be valuable to buyers. These Seller’s Tips are just the beginning of the advice that the team at can offer you. A California classic car dealership that has assisted countless clients buy and sell many European and American classic cars over the years, their team is always looking for new classics to add to their collection. From unfinished restoration projects to mint-condition examples of the finest Jaguar XKE, they’d like to speak with you today.



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