To comply with safety regulations in the United States, Jaguar’s biggest market, a series of changes were brought about during the late 1960s. The cars released from 1967 to 1968, would become known as the Series 1 cars. Although this was an unofficial designation, Jaguar enthusiasts use this name to denote these transitional cars, which were externally similar to Series I cars. As far as distinguishing features go, the 1967 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe is likely to have uncovered headlights, while turn signals were still above the bumpers. The power train would be the same as the Series I cars from 1966, and would feature a 4.2L engine. However, two Zenith Stromberg carburetors replaced the three SU carburetors. The valve covers also had ridges rather than being smooth. Inside the Series 1 XKE, rocker switches would replace dipper switches as a safety upgrade. These are the major changes that can help you distinguish a 1967 Jaguar XKE FHC from other models.
While not as popular as the open-top version, the 1967 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe, characterized by its fixed fastback roof, is still considered to be one of the most collectable Jaguars of all time. Whether you’re looking to buy a 1967 XKE FHC to restore, are looking for a rolling chassis as a parts donor for another project, or prefer a completely perfect, mint condition restoration, there is a wealth of classic Jaguar XKE models available in the classic car market today. However, if you’re buying a 1967 Jaguar for investment, you’ll want to verify the car’s authenticity and originality. To do this, make sure the numbers match. You can find identification numbers on the right-hand side of the engine block above the oil filter and under the rear license plate. You can also check the transmission number, which can be seen through the access panel of the transmission tunnel on the driver’s side. Not sure where to start? The Beverly Hills Car Club team can assist you in finding these numbers and authenticating any potential purchase.
In the meantime, they invite you to browse their online inventory to view the classic Jaguars currently available at their California classic car dealership and welcome you to contact them with any questions you may have. The 1967 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe is a wonderful car whether for investment, restoration or collection. Learn more by connecting with the team today. They look forward to hearing from you soon.
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