As stunningly beautiful today as when it was introduced in 1961, the Jaguar XKE is one of the most sought-after classics in today’s classic car market. Originally offered in two models, the Open Two Seater convertible and the Fixed Head Coupe, there are several distinguishing features that made the Jaguar XKE simply irresistible. Glass-covered headlights would be tucked away neatly into the fenders. The long curvature of the hood tapered down to the small oval air intake. The original thin chrome bumpers, which have been described as cat whiskers, would complete the look. And, with a sticker price of $5,595, the XKE would be slightly more expensive than the Corvette, yet merely half the price of a Ferrari. If you’re considering buying a 1963 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe or Open Two Seater, The Beverly Hills Car Club would be delighted to help you explore your options. In total, more than 77,000 Jaguar XKE models would be released during its 13-year lifespan. Their team is confident that with these numbers, they can help you find the Jaguar XKE FHC you desire.
Its fixed steel coupe top characterizes the 1963 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe, as does its glass lenses that cover the headlights and its straight-six 3.8L engine. This early model is part of the popular Series I lineup that ran from 1961 to 1967. When buying a 1963 Jaguar XKE FHC, be sure to take the time to inspect the car thoroughly for rust. Not only do the elements work against any antique car, many Jaguar XKE models came over the ocean on the decks of freighters exposed to salt water. Many of these XKE models were not undercoated and none were galvanized. These factors have worked against the XKE over the years. Always check areas such as floorboards, wheel well areas, the rear suspension where the radius arm bolts into the body, under the battery, and along the doorsills. These are a few of the areas that are most likely to have rust damage. While rust does not have to keep you from purchasing an XKE, it is important to factor rust repair into your overall restoration budget and to account for that in your asking price.
For more Buyer’s Tips for the 1963 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club encourages you to contact them today. In the meantime, they welcome you to tour their online inventory to view the classic Jaguar XKE models currently available at their California classic car dealership. Should you have any questions, they are just a phone call away. Connect today to learn more.
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