Part of Jaguar’s Series I XKE production, which ran from 1961 to 1967, the 1963 Jaguar XKE Convertible offers the classic styling and iconic appeal that has attracted collectors to this model for decades, with an open-air driving experience. While there were no major changes from the previous 1962 release, the 1963 Jaguar XKE continued to offer a 3.8L six-cylinder engine and four-wheel disc brakes, which allowed the XKE to achieve top speeds in excess of 150mph. It is estimated that approximately 4,010 XKE models were sold during 1963, of which 1,931 were Convertible models. When buying a 1963 Jaguar XKE Convertible, it is important to mention that these open-air models are also known as Roadsters and Open Two Seaters. These early Series I XKE models can be distinguished by their glass covered headlights and turn signals positioned above the bumpers. A hardtop option was also available during 1963 for the Convertible XKE, which can add value to your classic if found today.
As with all classic convertibles, when searching for a 1963 Jaguar XKE Convertible, be sure to inspect not only the condition of the soft top, but also the mechanical parts that assist in raising and lowering the top. A Jaguar XKE Convertible with the original top can be a great find, even if the top needs some restoration, but you’ll want to consider that restoration in your overall budget. Jaguar XKE models are also prone to rust. And, because of the XKE’s monocoque construction, it is very important to understand the extent of any rust damage. The Beverly Hills Car Club team always recommends having any potential purchase inspected by a third party that specializes in classic Jaguars. Spending a little bit of money to secure an inspection can save you thousands in the long run.
When you’re ready to explore the 1963 Jaguar XKE Convertible models currently available to you at The Beverly Hills Car Club’s California classic car dealership, they welcome you to browse their online inventory. Should you have any questions or would like to learn more Buyer’s Tips for this particular model, they encourage you to contact them today. They are always available for consultation regarding your specific needs and look forward to sharing their knowledge and experience with you. Connect today to get started!
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