1972 Jaguar XKE V12 2+2 Coupe, 36,769 Miles, 1-owner, Sable on Cinnamon

Price: US $35,950.00 Item location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Jaguar
  • Model: XK
  • SubModel: V12 Coupe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: V12 Coupe
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 36,769
  • VIN: 1S72497
  • Color: Sable
  • Engine size: 5.3L V12
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 2+2
  • Interior color: Cinnamon
  • Options: --
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Description:

1972 Jaguar XK V12 Coupe

This 1972 Jaguar XKE Coupe is a 1-Owner From New car that's finished in its original Sable paint with its original Cinnamon Leather Interior. a 5.3L V12 engine and backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. It's been loved and enjoyed for 45+ years and is ready for its next owner. Wearing its original factory paint, save for a small repainted section on the hood, and dressed with the original leather interior, this Jaguar is an affordable and sought-after... collectible with history from new. This is not a 'get in and go' 46 year old Classic, this is a project car. (one could easily invest $10k+ into it to have it up to daily driver condition and Months of work) It has been sitting for a number of years So it needs attention. Fuel tank refurbish, brakes, wheel bearings, servicing, tires, bushings, more.However when finished you would have an affordable E-type which is appreciating and worth more than your investment.It is solid and the engine does run fairly admirably, and it does 'drive'. However It will require refurbishment throughout to all of its systems prior to being roadworthy, and safe. But, with some work, you will be just the second owner of a sensational and rarely seen vintage Jaguar. Records from 1972 to present, original books, shop manual, copy of window sticker on file.This particular example wears its original patina proudly. Purchased new at Imperial Motors in Illinois on February 14, 1972, (copy of purchase order on file), its one and only owner is now unable to drive and this Jaguar is leaving the family collection. To be the second owner of a nearly completely original '72 Jaguar XKE is an opportunity that rarely comes around and, when restored, this example will be a cherished collectible with outstanding provenance. Factory options on this Jaguar consist of; chrome wire wheels, whitewall tires, Sundym windscreen (tinted), A/C, electronically heated rear glass, and a Bendix AM/FM stereo multiplex. Standard features include power assist steering.Legend has it that when it went on display for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961, none other than Enzo Ferrari remarked that the E-type (known as the "XKE" in the U.S.) was the most beautiful car he'd ever seen. Mr. Ferrari knew a pretty car when he saw one and he might have been one of the first to express the sentiment, but an incalculable number of others have said virtually the same thing, and they're still saying it sixty years later. Designed by a noted aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer, the E-type was meant to cheat the wind, but its glass covered headlights, long hood, short rear deck and compound curves also coincidentally looked great. With a 0-60 time of around seven seconds and a 150 mph top speed, the Series I E-type was near the top of the early 1960s food chain. A 2+2 coupe was added to the coupe and convertible body styles in 1966. The 2+2 was the first E-type to be available with an automatic transmission.This E-type is priced to sell "As Is" so don't make low ball offers. If you know what this is, and what it's worth finished un-restored, then you'll see the value. IF not this isn't the right car for you. This is also a great find for a full restoration, but then as with most restorations, you would be exceeding today's market value.