The 1972 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe on the 2+2 chassis is considered part of Series III in the long line of beautiful Jaguar XKE models. Offering a powerful V12 engine capable of 272hp, the rather heavy Jaguar XKE could reach 0-60mph in just 7.5 seconds. Competing with the Porsche 911 and Chevy Corvette of the era, the Jaguar XKE easily surpassed these models in power and mechanical capability. In fact, only Lamborghini and Ferrari were offering V12 production cars at the time, and the Jaguar was just a fraction of the cost. If you’re thinking about buying a 1972 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe or Roadster, you can authenticate a potential purchase by watching for exaggeratedly flared wheel arches, wider tires, and a cross-slatted front grille, which were the identifying characteristics of this series. Optional equipment such as leather interior, air conditioning and, in some cases, automatic transmission can add value to your purchase. These are just a few of the Buyer’s Tips that the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club recommends for this particular classic Jaguar.
Other than rust, which can be a big problem with these particular models, two of the main considerations you should make when exploring a potential 1972 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe 2+2 models for purchase are electrical and mechanical problems. Sometimes the smallest items that seem like they would be easy to fix such as a headlight or blinker that won’t come on can become a significant problem to fix. If you’re able to crank the car, listen to the electrical fuel pump click. It should go on for less than 1 minute and should stop once it has achieved pressure. You’ll also want to check all the gauges for proper function and readings. As far as mechanical issues go, focus on the brakes and power train. While the best way is to drive the car, if you need to, take off a wheel and look at the condition of the brake calipers and rotors. You can also check the play in the clutch and brake pedals. Of course, the best course of action is to have any Jaguar XKE checked out by a qualified third party mechanic that specializes in classic Jaguars.
These are just a few of the many Buyer’s Tips that The Beverly Hills Car Club team has learned over their years of experience in the market. Whether you’re searching for a 1972 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe for restoration or a pristine model for your classic car collection, let their team be your guide to finding your dream classic. Connect with them today to learn more about the classics available at their California classic car dealership. They look forward to hearing from you soon!
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