First introduced in 1961, the Jaguar XKE was designed by an aerodynamics engineer named Malcolm Sayer and was originally offered in two models, the open-air roadster known as the Open Two Seater and the Fixed Head Coupe. During the spring of 1966, a third variation known as the 2+2 was added to the lineup. It was intended to attract buyers looking for a family sports car. While the 1966 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe does not command quite the price tag of the Open Two Seater, it is an excellent option for those buyers looking for an affordable entry into the Jaguar classic car market. The 1966 Jaguar XKE FHC is also part of the original Series I line, which is most often distinguished by glass-covered headlights and turn signals positioned above the bumpers. From 1965 to 1967, the XKE also featured a 4.2L engine and a four-speed all synchromesh transmission. If you’re thinking about buying a 1966 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe, The Beverly Hills Car Club would be delighted to help you in your search.
One of the main issues you should be concerned about when inspecting any potential 1966 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe for purchase is rust. Not only do the elements work against any classic car, since the Jaguar XKE is so collectable, many previous owners with high hopes have started restoration projects and have carelessly left their cars exposed to moisture and the elements. Other than the easy to see body rust, check the floor pans, the wheel well areas, under the battery, along the outer sills and the rear suspension where the radius arms bolt to the body. The front dash assembly where the front frame meets the shell and the lower rear panel under the gas tank can also be problem areas. Once you’ve inspected for rust, it is always beneficial to hire a third party inspector to give you a complete picture of any electrical or mechanical issues. These are just a few of the Buyer’s Tips that the team of classic car professionals at The Beverly Hills Car Club recommends for the classic Jaguar XKE Series I models.
When you’re ready to explore the 1966 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe models currently available to you, The Beverly Hills Car Club welcomes you to browse their online inventory to view the cars currently in their California classic car dealership showroom. Should you have any questions or would like more information about a particular classic, do not hesitate to contact them today. They look forward to hearing from you soon.
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