Price: US $49,995.00 Item location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: E-Type
  • SubModel: XKE
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 5
  • Year: 1969
  • Mileage: 74,099
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 4.2 Liter
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: CD player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1969 Jaguar E-Type XKE

If you're an E-Type enthusiast, ou've seen the meteoric rise in XKE prices lately. Series I cars are pretty regularly selling for deep into six-figures and the Series II cars are on their way up. This 1969 XKE OTS is your way of getting in on the ground floor of the market, our chance to never have to say, I should have bought one when..." You will probably never, ver see another usable 4-speed XKE convertible this affordably priced again.You know this car isn't perfection when you see the price, ut it isn't a project, ither. It's been repainted and the work was done a few years ago, o it has some signs of age and use, ut this car has the basics down pat. It's not a rust bucket that was patched together from two or three other cars, nd aside from one of the doors whose fit could use some tweaking, t fits together quite well. Bright yellow works well on the slinky E-Type shape and the car is a high-visibility piece no matter what color you paint it. There's a decent shine to the finish and it doesn't have any major issues that would prevent you from just going out and enjoying the car as-is. Someday you will want to repaint it, nd values would justify a high-quality job, ut this car will get you into the game right now at a very reasonable price. You'll also note that the chrome is excellent, ncluding the bumpers, eadlight trim, nd even the luggage rack out back. At some point, he interior was reupholstered and they pretty much stuck to the factory look. There's matching yellow piping on the seats that lends a sporty flair, ut otherwise it looks quite authentic. There are some minor signs of wear but overall it's quite good and a deep cleaning would probably make it really sparkle. The wood-rimmed Moto-Lita steering wheel is in excellent shape and the handsome Smiths gauges show well, lthough the tach is not functioning. And yes, his is a desirable 4-speed, aking it the most road-worthy of the E-Types. There's more space in the cockpit, mproved ergonomics, nd if you're a driver, his is the one to own. A Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo has been added, nd it was neatly done so it doesn't stand out as an obvious modification. In case of foul weather, here's a standard folding convertible top, ut you'll probably keep it stowed under the matching black boot most of the time.The 4.2-liter inline-six was designed to make more torque for American enthusiasts, nd it's a total success in that regard. As I said, he Series II cars are the ones to own if you like to drive, s the fatter torque curve makes this car genuinely fast and with two rebuilt carbs, t runs superbly. The engine bay is a big grimy, ut you could clean it up and take it up a notch, nd there's plenty of evidence of recent work, ncluding a new alternator. These cars have an undeserved reputation for being unreliable, ut this one runs and drives very well and doesn't seem fussy in the least, o you should enjoy it every chance you get. The 4-speed shifts cleanly, he suspension nails Jaguar's combination of comfort and sporting, nd the 4-wheel disc brakes are confidence-inspiring, ven 46 years later. Beautiful chrome wire wheels are outfitted with radial tires, nd we'll leave it to the next owner to decide whether it should wear whitewalls or blackwalls.You will not find a running, riving, resentable E-Type for less, hat's a certainty. You can buy now, ix it up along the way, nd it will be the smartest investment you've ever made. Don't be that guy in five years who had another opportunity to ride the rising tide of prices but passed it by. Call now!