From the early 1960’s up until the mid 1970’s, Jaguar manufactured the very elegant, high performance and competitively priced Jaguar XKE, which is also known as the Jaguar E-Type. The successor to the XK150, the XKE would become an instant icon of 1960’s motoring and is continuously praised on most beautiful car lists across the globe. Today, one of the most desired cars ever manufactured, the classic Jaguar XKE sits atop the must have lists of many collectors and Jaguar enthusiasts. If you’re thinking about buying a 1961 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe or Open Two Seater convertible, you’ve come to the right place to learn valuable Buyer’s Tips to help you find and secure the XKE you desire. First introduced at the Geneva Motor Show, the XKE was the product of more than five years of development and was based heavily on the Jaguar D-Type.
When buying a 1961 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe, one of the most important considerations any buyer should make is the extent of any rust damage to the car. The body of the Jaguar XKE is partially unitized, which means that the body tub provides most of the structural support to the car. Because each panel functions both for support and appearance, it is very important that you fully inspect the car. Some of the areas that are most prone to rust damage include under the rear fenders, along the doorsills, under the spare tire, and under the carpets on the floorboard. Another consideration that should be made is the brakes. All classic XKE’s have four-wheel disc brakes, with the rear brakes being inboard. Major work on the rear brakes can often require removing the entire rear sub frame. While this may not deter you from purchasing a good example XKE, it is important to factor these items into your overall budget.
These are just a few of the many Buyer’s Tips that The The Beverly Hills Car Club recommends for the 1961 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe. For more information or to explore other tips, please do not hesitate to contact their California classic car dealership today. They look forward to hearing from you and invite you to browse their current inventory of classic Jaguars via their website today. Connect now to learn more!
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