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First shown to the public in Switzerland at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961, the Jaguar XKE is renowned by collectors and enthusiasts as one of the most beautiful cars ever made. At the show, Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the sports car manufacturer Ferrari is said to have called it the most beautiful car ever made. It was on this day back in 1961 that many predicted the iconic status this car would have for decades to come. The Jaguar XKE would be produced in three series over a span of thirteen years. The 1973 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe on the 2+2 chassis would be part of the last series, Series III. No longer made on the original shorter wheelbase, Jaguar consolidated both the FHC and the Roadster to the longer 2+2 chassis to save on production costs in 1971. The extended chassis was also necessary to help carry the new V12 engine, which was approximately three inches longer and considerably wider than the 4.2L engine of the Series II cars. If you’re thinking about buying a 1973 XKE FHC 2+2, these are some of the characteristics the classic is most known for.
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Authenticity should be one of the main concerns of any educated classic Jaguar buyer, as this is directly correlated to the value of the car you purchase. To ensure the 1973 Jaguar XKE Fixed Head Coupe you’re interested in is authentic, be sure to verify the numbers match. You’ll find the car’s identification numbers stamped on a place located on the passenger side below the fuel bowl. The most important ones you’ll want to check are the engine number and the car number. In most cases, you can find the engine number located on the right-hand side of the engine block above the oil filter. The car number, on the other hand, can typically be found under the rear license plate and on the square box frame at the front of the engine behind the radiator. If you need assistance verifying the authenticity of a classic Jaguar, The Beverly Hills Car Club team would be delighted to share their experience and knowledge with you.
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