Having seen much success during the 1950’s with the XK series, which included the production of the XK120, XK140 and XK150, British car manufacturer Jaguar had already formed a strong reputation for stylish and powerful sports cars. And, while the beginning of the 1960’s would bring about change for the brand, its reputation within the automotive industry would remain pristine. During this time, the illustrious XK serious would stop production of the XK150 in 1961 and the highly anticipated XKE or Jaguar E-Type would launch onto the automotive scene. More technologically advanced than its predecessors, the Jaguar XKE would feature four-wheel disc brakes, an overhead cam engine and independent suspension. With uncompromising beauty, impressive style and grace, and unyielding power, the XKE would go on to see a production run spanning more nearly 15 years and more than 70,000 units produced.
If you’re considering buying classic Jaguars of the 1960’s, you’ll find there is a good selection of models available for you to choose from. From models in need of complete restoration to those that have been meticulously maintained for decades, you’re sure to find the 1960’s Jaguar XKE you desire. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular models from this decade.
Ending production in 1961, the Jaguar XK150 would see a short run during the 1960’s. Having been introduced in 1957 as the replacement to the XK140, the XK150 would be available as a Fixed Head Coupe and Drop Head Coupe, as well as a Roadster starting in 1958. Classic car collectors and Jaguar enthusiasts often turn to the XK150, as it featured all the advancements and technological upgrades that would come down the line throughout the XK series. The 1960’s Jaguar XK150 models would offer a 3.4L engine, which was capable of offering 220hp in the standard tune and 265hp in the S model. If you’re thinking about buying an XK150, or any classic Jaguar of the 1960’s, always be sure to conduct a thorough inspection for rust. These models received little to no rust protection at the time of the manufacturing and are very susceptible to corrosion.
Often referred to as a symbol of the glory days of British motoring, the Jaguar XKE or E-Type would become the brand’s most iconic car. In fact, even Enzo Ferrari would call the XKE the most beautiful car ever made. Launched in 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show, more than five years of product development would go into the XKE and would be based heavily on the racing Jaguars of the time, especially the D-Type. By pairing exceptional beauty and styling with raw power and performance, the XKE has become highly sought-after. If you’re thinking about buying a 1960’s classic Jaguar XKE, be sure to authenticate the model as an original and always be prepared to check for rust. With more than 70,000 units produced, parts and components are generally easy to find.
The Beverly Hills Car Club, a renowned California classic car dealership based in Los Angeles, has a large selection of classic Jaguars of the 1960’s of all conditions. They encourage you to browse their online inventory to view the models currently available to you and welcome you to contact them with any questions you may have. You’ll also find that they have provided model-specific Sellers Tips for many of the most popular classic Jaguar models throughout this website to help you with your purchase. When you’re ready to take the next step, be sure to contact their team today. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find the classic Jaguar you desire. Connect today!