1963 Jaguar XKE 3.8L Coupe E-Type Series I Rare Restored Show Paint & Interior
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1963 Jaguar XKE 3.8L Coupe E-Type Series I Rare Restored Show Paint & Interior for sale
1963 Jaguar XKE 3. 8L Coupe
E-TYPE SERIES I COUPE
1 of 5872 LH Drive Series I 3. 8 Coupes
1 of 10121 LH Drive Series I Coupes TOTAL
Gear Box #EB5941JS
97901 Original Miles
CHROMED WIRE KNOCK-OFF WHEELS
BRAND NEW BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR (2014)
BRAND NEW PAINT (2013)
(Paint Restoration by Webb & Sons Restoration)
NEW CHROME DOOR HANDLES
NEW CHROME FRONT HEADLIGHT SURROUNDS
Check out what Jay Leno has to say about the 63 Jag XKE Coupe
“The most beautiful car ever built”
One of the world's most beautiful and elegant cars. the classic 1963 Jaguar XKE Series I Coupe.
Jay Leno's comments near the end of the video whilst driving “what an amazing automobile these are. I know a lot of people like the convertible. but for me these coupes are far sexier. more aerodynamic looking. I love the hatchback door. just fantastic. if you took care of them and treated them right. these would last forever”.
That's exactly what we have here. a low mileage example that has been loved and maintained it's whole life. with exterior and interior restoration complete.
265 hp. 3. 81 cc inline six-cylinder engine. four-speed manual transmission. independent front suspension with semi-trailing wishbones. torsion bars. telescopic shock absorbers. anti-roll bar. independent rear suspension with lower transverse tubular links. radius rods. twin coil springs. and telescopic shock absorbers. and four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 96 in.
Never Hit/No Rust Gorgeous Body Numbers-Matching example Brand New Interior Brand New Paint
Whether you referred to it as an E-Type or XKE. this Jaguar was most assuredly the sexiest car of the 1960s. It followed the Jaguar formula—sensational looks and sensational performance—which had been introduced so successfully with the XK120 in 1949 that it was restated with vigor in 1961. The youthful curves of the XK120 had matured with the XK150. while the E-Type made Jaguar young and exciting once again. Replacing the voluptuousness of the former car was the sleekness of the new one. What remained. however. was the undeniable sex appeal of the Jaguar formula.
The E-Type was preceded by the competition D-Type of the mid-1950s and its short-lived production version. the XKSS of 1957. Like the D-Type. the new car used monocoque construction: The front of the chassis featured a space-frame with steel tubes that supported the engine. the front suspension. and the hinged hood and fender assembly. which lifted to provide virtually unlimited engine access. The proven twin-cam inline six-cylinder engine of the former 150S. a four-wheel independent suspension. and disc brakes at each corner were featured. and 150 mph was also promised; all of this for a price of only $6. 00!
During the entire Series I production. Jaguar produced only 5872 two-seat coupes. including this black over black leather beauty. While having had only two owners over it's 50 year history. it has recently been looked over mechanically. with a thorough rejuvenation of its brakes. carburetors. wheel cylinders. gas tank. and other mechanicals performed by Blue Chip Motorcars & Family Classic Service Center in Southern California. A no-expense-spared exterior restoration was completed just last year. and continues to appear fresh as it has been garaged every day since.
This Jaguar XKE features exterior black paint set off by a brand new black leather interior. This combination of all Black is exceptionally attractive. especially with the elegant chromed Wire Wheels. which are in excellent condition and sporting a brand new set of tires. In the automotive world and especially the XKE world. this Black Beauty represents the creme de la creme.
There are no records with the car but it was obvious from the condition of the interior that the car had lived a pampered life. The original interior was replaced simply because the leather was cracked and dried out and the seat cushions needed replacement and overall did not match the condition of the gorgeous exterior work.
The interior has been fitted with the original style English black leather on seats. door panels. thresholds and center console; new carpet set and headliner of English wool. There is nothing quite like the brand new smell of high-end leather as this work was completed just last month. by a notable shop here in Southern CA.
The wood grain rim steering wheel was refreshened recently and looks spectacular.
The paint restoration was done by Webb & Sons just this past year in Indiana and is an absolute stunner on this pristine. virgin bodied XKE.
The car was completely stripped to the metal and repainted to a top-notch concour style level. New rubber seals were installed at the time of paint restoration. No expense was sparred in the paint job.
Black is unforgiving. especially a paint job done to this calibre. I will let the pictures speak for themselves. I would have to say the car looks better in person than in the pictures.
The Chrome was nice on the car and the second owner elected to keep it all original when it was repainted. As you can see in the pictures the chrome is very good. The bumpers front and rear are either original or have been replated at some point in it's life and would rate a 9+ out of 10. The front headlight trim is faded somewhat and would rate a 7. The door handles are bright but have minor pitting. The decision was made last week to remove the headlight bezels and door handles and have them replated to match the front and rear bumpers and overall level of the car. They will be on the car when it is delivered.
The body on this Jag is in simply phenomenal shape. having no signs of ever having been damaged. After spending 90% of it's life in Southern California it is completely rust free and shows no signs of any repair to the chassis or body. It is extremely straight and true with doors. hood and trunk all fitting exactly like they should.
I have been pulling cars apart for about 25 years for various types of restorations and I can say this is one of the nicest bodied Jags from this era that I have seen. I have also judged cars at all types of venues and this paint will stand up with some of the best I have judged anywhere.
The car drives and sounds wonderfully . straight down the road with plenty of power and a smooth shifting transmission. The mileage on the car is the original. having always been a weekend car for the two previous owners. Since we had no records on what had been done to the engine we decided a compression test was in order:
150. 165. 180. 170. 180. 170
The car has recently been gone over mechanically. with a thorough rejuvenation of its brakes. including wheel cylinders. new front hoses and pads. front and rear master cylinders. The calipers were replaced last year. The valve covers were removed and polished. new fluids throughout and the carbs have been tuned.
We believe this mileage is original based on the way the engine compartment and undercarriage look in this amazing example of British Royalty.
This would be a great car to show right now as it is. or continue to concour it out in the engine area and undercarriage. This would also make an incredible weekend driver for a discriminating collector.
All the hard stuff is done. just get in it and take it up the coast.
Jay said it best right at the very end of his video about the EXACT same car that he bought for himself:
“You know this is still one of the great classic car bargains. if you can find one grab it now. these are going to get crazy prices. they're crazy now. but you are going to look back and say I should have bought one then. if you can find one it's way better than the stock market”.
Quite simply. this is the perfect example for the enthusiast or collector looking to purchase one of Jaguar's sexiest creations.
If you have any other questions feel free to call Frank at 949-310-6262.
Here is a link to my Photobucket if you are having a hard time loading the pictures on eBay.
http://s669. photobucket. com/user/fmattingly/library/Jaguar%20XKE%201963%20Black%20Coupe
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Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end. and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $500. 00 deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction. The deposit can be made by cash (please do not mail cash!). bank check. cashier's check. or bank transfer (preferred). The remainder is due within 10 days of Auction end. The remaining balance must be made in the form of a bank transfer (preferred) Cashier's check. or bank check (all forms of payment subject to verification). PayPal will not be accepted as a form of payment for either the deposit or the final payment. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle. sell it to the next high bidder. or sell it otherwise. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Once the final balance has been paid. title transfer paperwork will be initiated.
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Comments and questions to the seller:from Feldhofer Christian, dated 04 june 2014
Dear Sir, i am interested in your car. is the car still available? thank you for a short Information. Best regards. C. Feldhofer
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