1968 Jaguar XKE 2 + 2

  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: XKE 2+2
  • Lot Number: 551

Description

Following the successful run of Jaguars from the XK120 to the 150 the E type was introduced in 1961 and continued in production until 1974. The 6 cylinder cars (3.8 then 4.2 Liters) ended production in 1971 but to this day are the most coveted among Jaguar enthusiasts and collectors.

Three body styles covered the range of production, the roadster, or OTS (open two seater) the coupe and the 2+2. While the roadster, seemingly the most popular, garners the most attention it is interesting to note that in 1968 William Lyons, one of the founders of Jaguar, opted for the 2+2, and in Willow Green no less. When asked about his choice he was said to have remarked about the additional comfort because of his size ( he was quite tall) and that it was impervious to England’s weather.

A beautiful and recently restored 2+2 with fresh paint, interior and a freshly re-built 4.2 liter twin cam 6, a re-built 3 speed automatic transmission and the third member, including differential, suspension, brakes and bearings that have all received the same thorough treatment. In addition to that, the air conditioning was fully serviced as well. With 250 horsepower and the more rigid of Malcom Sayer’s designs, most agree the coupe and 2+2 provide superior handling than the open cars. A most beautiful and freshly restored Grand Touring sports car with modern amenities and epic styling.