The 1964 Jaguar XKE Convertible and Fixed Head Coupe would mark the launch of the new 4.2L engine. There was some debate as to whether or not this increase was an improvement, as the larger engine was less rev happy. The power output was the same, but the torque would increase from 260 lb-ft to 282 lb-ft. American customers welcomed the improvement in torque, as well as improvements in oil consumption. Jaguar would proudly announce this increase in engine size on the trunk lid with a plaque that read E Type Jaguar 4.2, while previous models simply read Jaguar. Another mechanical upgrade was the introduction of an all-synchromesh four-speed transmission with improved shifting characteristics. Other notable changes included the electrical system’s change from a positive to a negative ground, aluminum interior surfaces replaced by black vinyl, and the change to more comfortable, although less stylish seats. If you’re thinking about buying one of these early model Jaguar XKE classics, these are some of the defining characteristics of the 1964 models.
The Beverly Hills Car Club, a California classic car dealership with a reputation for fair and honest car deals, has years of experience in the classic car market. They are happy to share their Buyer’s Tips for the 1964 Jaguar XKE Convertible with you and welcome you to contact them with any questions or concerns you may have. First, they remind you not to be too nervous about your search. Jaguar XKE classics are fairly friendly cars, and parts are relatively easy to find. There are a few pointers that they recommend, however. Most importantly, they recommend that you always have any potential purchase inspected by a third party to ensure you understand the overall condition of the car, including mechanics, electrical and body. Rust is a damaging problem on any classic Jaguar, so be sure to perform a thorough investigation into any signs of rust. Brakes are also important, as they have quite a few parts compared to American cars. These are just a few of the many pointers they’ve learned over the years.
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