1972 Jaguar XK
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1972 Jaguar XK for sale
You are bidding on a two owner (two families. three registrations) 1972 Jaguar XKE convertible. She only has 24. 00 original miles.
She is burgundy in color with a biscuit interior.
She is equipped with an automatic transmission. which I prefer. Today. with our compulsion for cell phones. navigation. Starbucks and laptops. an automatic transmission makes perfect sense. If you want to enjoy a classic ride. and still multitask (let's face it. who doesn't) – consider the value of the auto transmission. There are virtually only a handful of car manufacturers that even offer a manual transmission today for this reason.
Let me also say that this isn't my first XKE – far from it. However. I like the XKE V-12 for the following reasons;
· More reliable· Affordable· Very smooth to drive· Built on the 2+2 chassis. so she has more interior room. I'm 6'3” and I need the room. Again. manually shifting this car would be a challenge. · She still retains the elegant and iconic XKE styling
I also like unrestored cars. They are only original once. Therefore. I can drive them and not fret the small and occasional blemish. Which isn't to say that this car isn't very nice – but she sports mostly original paint (accident free but signs of older paint for sure). I love the patina.
My goal. when taking a car to a show. is to enter the “survivor” class. I like to see the original craftsmanship – not a highly restored interpretation. I took a Delahaye to Pebble Beach. in 2012. she too was all original. I also own a 1952 Nash Healey – again. all original.
I used to own a restoration shop – ironically enough. and did restore cars. however. primarily to sell.
As mentioned. this XKE is all original with only 24. 00 miles. She is stored in my showroom. I took her out this weekend and. of course. she performed beautifully. I took my daughter with me – and she commented on how smooth the car was. In fact. everyone that drives in this car says the same. There really is no smoother engine than the V12.
I also like the 1972 because as it is devoid of the large bumper overrides (5 mph bumpers) that were mandated by Uncle Sam from 1974 on. They were a bit chunky. The 1972 avoided them. My XKE also has the optional grill override – which protects the grill when the bonnet is open. It is a but ungainly. but can be removed. of course.
I think this is a blue chip investment. As the Series I and II become insanely expensive. the V12 becomes the next best buy. She will continue to appreciate. no doubt.
She has good power too. Very torquey. A pleasure on the highway and around town. I've had no issues with overheating or poor starting. She does not smoke either and the transmission makes no whining sounds and shifts perfectly (smoothly too). There are no odd noises coming from the drivetrain.
The brakes work very well (but they too are from 1972). and the gauges all appear to be operating correctly. The bevy of toggle switches takes an engineering degree to figure out – and she DOES have Air Conditioning. The radio is aftermarket with additional speakers in the rear deck area.
Prior to my ownership. she was locally owned and purchased new by the family that sold it to me. The father bought it. then passed it to his son. then to me. Two family owners.
The car has had wonderful and careful ownership – and is coveted by me. I must part with something in my collection to continue the funding of my technology business.
I have placed a Best Offer feature on the car so that a serious future collector might get a great buy.
1972 Jaguar XKE
2 Door Convertible (Manual) 300hp
She is. due to her age. sold AS-IS. where is and there is no warranty implied or expressed. Inspections are welcome by appointment only. Please ask all questions before bidding. I answer all emails and can take any number of additional photographs should the bidder required. The deposit is non refundable and I do report non paying bidders to Ebay.
Methods of Payment .
Certified check. Bank to Bank wire transfers. or 3rd-party financing. All funds must be in US dollars only. Please be sure to have full payment and/or approved financing in place before making your final bid. Please call us with any questions or additional information. Due to the difficulty of Foreign Currency/Bank Transactions. purchases from clients outside of the United States. must pay by Wire Transfer only. Please call with any questions or explanations.
Deposit Due .
The successful high bidder will submit a $500 NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit due immediately following the close of the auction. This $500 deposit is good towards the purchase of the vehicle and will be deducted from the total amount of the purchase. We accept PAYPAL only for the initial deposit only. If the vehicle cannot be picked up or paid for completely within 7-days from the close of auction. Deposits and fees are NON-REFUNDABLE if the vehicle is not paid for.
Balance of Payment Due .
The buyer agrees to pay remaining balance due (plus applicable fees and taxes) within 7 days of the close of the auction. All financial transactions must be completed before delivery of the vehicle.
Vehicle Titles .
I have a clear title in hand and ready for delivery. If payment is made other than wire transfer (ie: certified check). I will hold the title for 5-10 business days or until ALL funds have cleared. Please call if you have any questions regarding our titling policy.
Vehicle Shipping .
I can assist with shipping. Storage fees will apply if the car stays with me after 7 days of the auction close. unless otherwise agreed upon.
Buyer Inspections .
Every effort has been made to accurately and fairly describe this vehicle to you. I have tried to disclose all information known about this vehicle for you to make an informed decision. I have posted many pictures. especially those that show flaws. Please be advised that used vehicles will have typical scratches and dings inherent for their year and mechanical parts are subject to fail. I welcome and recommends a buyer's inspection. If you plan to have a buyers inspection. please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending. Buyer is responsible for any inspection charges and fees. Buyers Inspections MUST be completed prior to 24 hours before the end of auction.
Warranty Information and Extended Service Contracts .
Unless otherwise stated in the vehicle description. this vehicle is being sold "as is". No representations or warranties are made by seller. nor are any representations or warranties relied upon by bidders in making bids.
Notice to Bidders .
I reserve the right to cancel all bids and end an auction early should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. It is agreed by all parties in relation to any transaction involving this vehicle that the proper venue for any legal proceedings will be conducted in the state of Illinois. Miles posted in this listing may vary slightly due to local test driving. in-transit repairs. or road testing. Vehicles that are older than 10 years and/or have more than 100. 00 miles will be sold as miles exempt. These are pre-owned vehicles and they are sold as 'As Is' condition.
The buyer is responsible for ALL SHIPPING COSTs.
Vehicle Condition .
This car is NOT brand new. It is personally owned by me. Please expect a certain amount of wear. use. and flaws. as is standard on ANY pre-owned vehicle that has been driven. All pre-owned vehicles including this one may have dings. nicks. chips. scratches and any other marks that are associated with use consistent with age and mileage of the vehicle. Any known obvious defects that are not normal wear and tear will be noted in the listing.
If you have any questions in regards to this. please do not hesitate to call. We will be happy to answer any of your questions.
Bid Retractions .
Bid retractions are not allowed nor will be recognized within 12 hours of auctions end. Seller will not be obligated to sell in the event of a late retraction.
Negative or . 0. Feedback Bidders .
I do not allow bidding from negative feedback bidders. New bidders with zero feedback rating should email us or call us prior to bidding.
Successful Bidder .
The winning bidder will be contacted via email after the auction closes or he/she must contact me. within 24 hours to proceed with payment and delivery arrangements.
Non-Paying Bidder .
If your deposit is not received within 1 Day of the close of auction or if the balance is not paid in full within 7 days following the close of auction. we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle or sell the vehicle to the next highest bidder or another qualified buyer. Venue for any legal action such as claims. motions. litigation. settlements. or any legal action associated with this sale from either the buyer or seller is to take place in the State of Illinois. Placing your bid on this auction constitutes your agreement and acceptance of these terms and conditions. In addition. all non paying bidders will be held liable for a $500 re-listing fee that if not paid. WILL be filed with all 3 major credit bureaus. You are entering into a Legal Purchase that should not be taken lightly. No-Excuses of any kind will be accepted for non payment
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