If you’re thinking about buying a 1970 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe, part of the Series II XKE models made by Jaguar from 1968 to 1971, you’ve come to the right place to learn more about the car and the Buyer’s Tips you need to be successful in your search. The most noticeable hallmarks of the Series II cars are open headlights without LeMans-style glass covers, a wrap-around rear bumper, repositioned and larger front indicators, and taillights below the bumpers. An enlarged front grille also aided better cooling, while twin electric fans would be added. The engine, a 4.2L, can also be easily identified by the change from smooth polished cam covers to a ribbed appearance. It is estimated that approximately 4,844 units of the Series II XKE Fixed Head Coupe would be produced, although it is hard to estimate how many remain in existence. If you’re shopping for a 1970 Jaguar XKE FHC, be on the lookout for those with air conditioning and power steering, as these were factory options at the time and can increase the value of your classic Jaguar XKE.
Interestingly, another change for the Series II Jaguar XKE models was the addition of new, more comfortable seats. Purists often complain that the seats lack the style and classic design of the original ones, however all agree that they were more comfortable. When shopping for a 1970 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe, be aware that some owners decided to replace these new seats with the originals. While this change is personal preference, cars that have their original standard equipment are typically more valuable. Keep this in mind when exploring potential XKE models for purchase. Another important Buyer’s Tip is to fully inspect the car for rust, which plagues these models. The best way is to hire a third party inspector that specializes in Jaguar classics to help you understand the extent of any damage. They will also be able to inspect the car for electrical or mechanical issues, if applicable. These are just a few of the Buyer’s Tips that the team of classic car professionals at The Beverly Hills Car Club recommend when searching for a 1970 Jaguar XKE FHC.
To learn more about the 1970 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe, The Beverly Hills Car Club encourages you to browse their website and to use the search capabilities to view the XKE models currently available at their California classic car dealership. Based in Los Angeles, they have a reputation for fair and honest car deals and look forward to helping you find the classic Jag you desire. Connect today to get started!
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