The 1966 Jaguar XKE offered a new option to XKE buyers, the 2+2 Coupe. Added in the spring of 1966, Jaguar thought that by adding the extra rear seats and additional storage that they may attract buyers looking for a family sports car. This 2+2 version was eight-inches longer and rested on a wheelbase that was nine-inches longer than the coupe and roadster models of the time. Additionally, thanks to additional space, an automatic transmission option was added. Although a great idea in concept, and certainly more practical, the 1966 Jaguar XKE 2+2 coupe was not a big hit and proved to be less popular. Both the original open-air roadster was also available during 1966, the last year of production before the Series 1 models were released in 1967. Right at the end of Series 1 production and prior to the Series 1 , there were a small number of Series 1 cars produced with open headlights. Production dates vary, but have been verified as late as March 1968. If you can find one, the low number of these cars makes them amongst the most rare of all the production E-Types..
Designed by noted aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer, the XKE was meant to be the most aerodynamic and stylish sports cars of its day. Today, it continues to be one of the most sought-after collectors cars amongst not only European classic and Jaguar enthusiasts, but by classic car collectors of all types. Whether youre searching for a 1966 Jaguar XKE as your next restoration project or would like to purchase a mint-condition XKE of any year and body style for your private collection, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club can provide you with the Buyer’s Tips you need to be successful. Having assisted countless clients in the purchase and sale of classic cars across the country, they have the knowledge, expertise, and industry contacts to help you find, negotiate, and purchase the XKE you desire. To learn more, they encourage you to browse their website and to tour their online inventory. Should you have any questions, they are always just a phone call or website inquiry away.
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