Whether it was the timeless design, the power and speed, or the impeccable handling that drew you to the Jaguar XKE, when you choose to purchase a classic Jaguar XKE you’ll find it offers you all of these things and more. First launched in 1961, the XKE offered styling and performance that was unmatched by other European sports cars twice the price of the Jaguar. The culmination of decades of engineering and years of racing experience, even the Smithsonian museum has recognized the Jaguar XKE as a permanent exhibit. The 1965 Jaguar XKE Convertible, part of Jaguar’s Series I production, is often considered more desirable than the Fixed Head Coupe model it ran alongside. During the 1965 model-year, Jaguar also introduced a 2+2 Coupe that was marketed as a family sports car, yet this particular body style took while to be accepted in the market. During 1965 it is estimated that approximately 6,826 Jaguar XKE models were produced, of which approximately 2,314 were Convertibles.
When buying a 1965 Jaguar XKE Convertible, it is important to remember that these cars are decades old. While the basic drive train the engine, transmission and differential is bulletproof, the components attached to it will need maintenance and repair throughout the life of the car. And, because the Jaguar XKE is a complicated car, you must be ready for all that is involved. When purchasing a classic Jaguar XKE, look for models with low mileage, which helps. For most, the XKE is a weekend of fair weather car; almost no one has a XKE as their only car. This would cause too much stress on the car and would weaken the joy of ownership, as maintenance would be far too much for the common owner. Owning a Jaguar XKE may not be easy, but owners unanimously agree that it is worth it. No other car offers the performance, style and grace of the XKE, and the 1965 XKE Convertible boasts an unparalleled open-air driving experience.
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