1970 Jaguar XKE 2+2 4.2

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Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Black
Engine:4.2 Inline 6
Number of Cylinders:6
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This is a beautiful, low mileage, numbers matching XKE Series II 2+2 Coupe. Fitted with the desirable 4-spd transmission and powered by the delightful 4.2L straight six. Factory options include: a/c and power steering.
This coupe was built in January 1970, arrived in NYC in Feb. 1970. According to the previous owner, at some point after arriving in the USA, the car found its way to South America. It was then imported from Argentina back to the USA by a private collector in Ohio. (A dealer tag from Buenos Aires is still on the rear hatch). That owner had the car repainted in the same as original primrose yellow, replaced the headliner, and installed an Ansa (4-pipe) exhaust. It sounds great. The previous owner (who sold the coupe to me) purchased it from that collector and drove it sparingly during 14 yrs of ownership. The car has less than 43,000 original miles.
Service requirements during my ownership have been minimal. In addition to engine oil/filter and plugs: the a/c was re-charged and front brakes serviced about 3 yrs ago. In 2013, a new clutch slave cylinder was installed and a relay that controlled the engine cooling fans was replaced. The rubber gasket for the window in the rear hatch was replaced. Headrest foam inserts are new. Battery is new.
The body on this car is remarkable. There is no evidence of rust or rust repair. All body panels are in excellent condition. There is one very small ding in the passenger door, and one very small "dimple" at the nose of the hood/bonnet. These are very difficult to see in a photo or even by standing next to the car. There is a very small paint chip near the upper edge of the rear hatch. Doors, hood and rear hatch all close with nice straight lines. Front and rear bumpers and all trim is in excellent condition.
The black leather seats have a nice, age appropriate patina with slight wearing in the two front seats. Back seat is in very good condition. Overall condition of the interior is very good. The dash and door/sill panels are all in very good condition: no cracks, no tears. The Philips radio works fine, as does the electrically operated antenna. All switches and the clock are in working order, with the exception of the cigarette lighter. Heater works great. Seat belts, carpet and rear storage area panels are also in very good condition. Jaguar brand rubber floor mats on the front floor for passenger and driver side. The wood rimmed steering wheel is in excellent condition.
The 4.2L six cylinder starts every time with a little bit of choke applied. It sounds great. The 4-spd transmission and clutch work well together. The power steering also works well, and the car stays straight during braking. It is responsive and a joy to drive.
Wheels and Tires:
The coupe is fitted with a set of Avon Turbospeed tires, 205/70/R15. The chrome wire wheels with Jaguar knock-off hubs are also in very good condition. The spare is what I believe may be an original chrome wire wheel and Dunlop Sport tire.
Our local British car service shop states that this is "one of the nicest, unmolested Jaguars that they've had in for service."
This XKE is not a barn find. It is not a trailer queen. It is what I would consider an example of a very well cared for, original and appreciated coupe.

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