The 1969 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe, characterized by its fastback coupe roof, would be the first to mark the beginning of Series II production for the Jaguar XKE, which would last from 1969 to 1971. Easily recognized by a larger grille opening and the repositioned front signal lamps, the 1969 Jaguar XKE would meet all the new safety requirements that were put in place by the United States during the mid 1960s. Brakes were upgraded and radial tires became standard equipment. Air conditioning and power steering became additional options, while larger taillights would now sit under the rear wrap-around bumper. Inside the car, dash-mounted toggle switches were replaced with rocker switches, which were deemed safer. It is important to note that if you’re considering buying a 1969 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe that the amount of emission controls and features such as air conditioning took some of the power out of the XKE. Jaguar knew they had to replace the power plant soon. However, many owners have retrofitted their Series II cars with SU carburetors to gain back some of the lost power.
The 1969 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe, like the 2+2, does not command quite the price tag of the Open Two Seater and is a great option for those who desire the clean lines and beautiful appeal of the Jaguar XKE. However, be sure to thoroughly inspect any potential purchase for originality and authenticity, mechanical and electrical problems, and rust. These are the main factors that can quickly decrease the value of your classic XKE if not carefully inspected. Originality and authenticity is particularly important if you are purchasing the XKE as an investment. On the other hand, electrical and mechanical problems can be quite expensive to repair and, like rust, are often the main concern of those looking to restore and XKE. Whether you’re looking for a pristine 1969 Jaguar XKE FHC for your private collection or prefer a model you can restore from top to bottom, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club looks forward to assisting you in finding the classic Jaguar you desire.
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