Part of the Series III Jaguar XKE line, the 1973 Jaguar XKE Convertible is easily distinguished by the larger, cross-slatted grille and flared wheel arches it featured. Front bumper overriders were also fitted during this year, and a mid-year change would see the four outlet exhaust reduced to two. It is estimated that approximately 3,128 units of the 1973 Jaguar XKE Convertible were manufactured, while only 1,607 units of the Fixed Head Coupe 2+2 would be produced during the same time. Today, the Convertible XKE models often referred to as the Roadster models are highly sought after. While the earlier Series I models are perhaps the most desired, the value of the XKE Convertible models has always been higher than that of its Fixed Head Coupe counterpart. When buying a 1973 Jaguar XKE Convertible, always ensure that you purchase the best condition model you can within your budget. While parts are fairly available due to high production numbers, there are a tremendous amount of parts on these classic Jaguars. A restoration project can add up quickly.
If your plan is to purchase a 1973 Jaguar XKE Convertible for investment, be very careful to inspect the car’s originality and authenticity. It is very easy for previous owners to have replaced parts and other features with various un-authentic parts. In fact, you may find XKE models in your search that have been converted with engine transplants from other cars, or even Coupe models that have been converted to Convertibles. Always be sure to check engine and chassis numbers against Jaguar records to ensure you are not falling prey to sellers looking to take advantage of uneducated buyers. If you need assistance finding and verifying engine and chassis numbers, The Beverly Hills Car Club would be delighted to assist you.
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