Known as the Jaguar E-Type in England but as the Jaguar XKE in America, this renowned series of elegant autos was an instant icon of the 1960’s when it was launched in 1961. Offering sleek styling that reflected the latest racecars of the day and excellent power, the 1963 Jaguar XKE attracted the most affluent and fashionable buyers of the era. In fact, even Enzo Ferrari said the Jaguar XKE was the most beautiful car ever made. The Jaguar XKE was also a pleasure to drive. Capable of 150mph, it was able to push the limits of supercars costing twice the price. In total, more than 77,000 XKEs were built during its 13-year lifespan, with three different engine specifications. The 1963 Jaguar XKE was part of Series 1, which included cars from 1961 to 1968. These cars used the 3.8-litre, six-cylinder Jaguar XK6 engine from the XK150’s; a proven and capable engine. This engine was later increased to 4.2-litres in October 1964.
If you’re interested in buying a 1963 Jaguar XKE or any car within the XKE series, there are a number of great Buyer’s Tips available to you. A California classic car dealership with worldwide recognition for fair and honest car deals, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club recommend checking out the following items. First, youll want to have the car inspected for rust. Rust is a major issue with these cars, as many of the early cars were not undercoated, and none were galvanized. Common areas include the floor pans, the wheel wells, the outer sills between the door and the hood, and under the battery. Because each panel is not only for good looks, but also for structural integrity, it is important to have this issue addressed from the beginning. Additionally, it is important to decide if you will want a completely original XKE or if one that has been restored using quality aftermarket parts will be acceptable. This will greatly affect the value of the cars you are looking at.
The team at The Beverly Hills Car Club has been assisting buyers and sellers of classic cars for years and understands this market better than anyone. When you’re ready to explore the 1963 Jaguar XKE models currently available to you, the encourage you to browse their online inventory. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Connect with their team today to discuss your specific needs. They are standing by to help and look forward to hearing from you soon.
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