LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1971 Jaguar XKE Series II 4.2L Fixed Head Coupe
Federal regulations in the United States, Jaguar’s most important market, drove some of the Series II’s changes, including revised lighting and the shift to a pair of Stromberg carburetors in place of the three SU units of earlier E-Types. Externally, the air intake substantially increased in size, a change masked by larger, full-width bumpers that were matched at the rear to meet U.S. low-speed impact requirements. The well-proven 4.2-liter XK six-cylinder engine was little changed, although a higher-capacity water pump was fitted, taking advantage of the enlarged radiator air intake and better adapting the E-Type to warmer climates. The chassis got bigger Girling brakes with three-piston calipers at the front and two-piston calipers at the rear, while the interior now included reclining seats as standard equipment.
In short, the steady evolution of the E-Type meant that buyers of the Series II got a much better, more comfortable and reliable Jaguar—attributes that complemented its already well-established reputation for superior performance, handling, and appearance.
This Jaguar coupe was built on October 21st,1970 and then shipped to New York on December 2nd, 1970. It is presented today in the stunning combination of Opalescent Silver Blue with Dark Blue leather interior. Under the hood, it is powered by its numbers matching 4.2-liter DOHC six-cylinder engine mated to a four-speed manual gearbox, and four-wheel disc brakes provide the stopping. Finishing the look of this classic coupe, are a set of chrome wire wheels fitted with correct Michelin tires.
This highly desirable Series II from 1971 is beautifully presented after benefitting from a thorough restoration by a Jaguar’s concours judge. During its restoration, it was tastefully upgraded with some of which include: covered headlights, motif bar, cam covers, smaller turn signals, air cleaner assembly and much more! The paint has been wet sanded and polished to a very high luster and show quality finish. The interior looks classic and elegant with dark blue leather complemented by the thin wood steering wheel. The undercarriage and engine bay have been detailed to show quality. Due to the high restoration quality, the car was brought to the prestigious San Diego Jaguar’s Concours 2017 where it scored 991.9/1000 points.
Accompanying the sale of this coupe are Jaguar heritage certificate, tool kit, restoration receipts, judging sheets and much more. A classic Jaguar coupe should be an essential on every sports car collectors list to own. This one having been fully restored, notable provenance and documentation is a great example for the discerning collector.