The Jaguar XKE, first launched in 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show, was designed and engineered by Malcolm Gilbert Sayer. Born in 1916, he spent more than twenty years of his life working at Jaguar, and would combine his love for art and mathematics to design the Jaguar XKE. His vision was to build an aerodynamic and mathematically perfect car. In the process, he would design a timeless classic that continues to rank among the most beautiful cars in the world. His influence to car design and engineering can still be seen on todays Jaguars. The 1962 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe, as well as the Open Two Seater convertible option, would clearly demonstrate jaguars racing experience and included independent suspension all around (at a time when competitors like Ferrari were still using live rear axles), disc brakes all around, and Jaguars legendary twin cam inline-six. If youre thinking about buying a 1962 Jaguar XKE FHC, it is important to mention that these Series I cars are often the most desired, as the arrival of American safety legislation and the twelve cylinder engine made the later cars less attractive and less sporting in the eyes of most collectors.
If you’re looking to purchase a 1962 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe for an investment, always be very vigilant to check the vehicles originality. A lot can happen to these classic Jaguar XKE models over the years. Previous owners can use various un-authentic parts, engines could have been transplanted, and rust can be a major issue. The Beverly Hills Car Club always recommends having an experienced third-party vendor perform a pre-purchase inspection to ensure you understand the extent of any rust damage and the overall originality of your potential purchase. Also be sure to authenticate the series, history and authenticity. The 1962 Jaguar XKE is part of the Series I designation, which ran from 1961 to 1967. The most distinguishing feature is the covered headlights and the turn signals position above the bumpers. The engine from 1961 to 1964 was the 3.8L, which came with a four-speed transmission. These are just a few of the Buyer’s Tips that will help you find the Jaguar XKE FHC that best suits your expectations.
The Beverly Hills Car Club, a California classic car dealership that specializes in European and American classics, welcomes you to browse their current inventory of 1962 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe models via this website. Should you have any questions or would like to learn more Buyer’s Tips, they encourage you to contact them today! They look forward to hearing from you soon.
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