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XKE 2+2 coupe

Postby smonop » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:42 am

Really find this car beautiful, anyone have experience? If I did purchase would love to use as a daily driver (snow not withstanding). I believe I am being nostalgically unrealistic considering the XKE is famous as a rust bucket, so even rain could be daunting. Series I cars are desirable but not as reliable as series II. Series III went up to the V12, which while being smooth, would be a bear to maintain. Anyone?
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Re: XKE 2+2 coupe

Postby danstern » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:32 am

I had two, back in the day. '65 and '66 convertibles.
They were fantastic cars. Still beautiful machines!
Took one to over 100mph in the 1/4 mi. at Lion's drag strip (with only a little "cheating").
That said, they are now 50 year old Jaguars. Kind of tough to make daily drivers out of.
I think access to a specialist for thorough PPI (and later service) would be mandatory.
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Re: XKE 2+2 coupe

Postby smonop » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:16 pm

There is a 69 coupe series II at Beverlyhillscarclub.com that looks to be in decent shape if photos are to be believed. Listed as "mechanically sound" whatever that is supposed to mean. Offered at 16.9k. Series II cars are not priced like I or III's.
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