Time capsule: ’69 Jaguar XKE 4.2
We know that the earlier XKEs are more prized by collectors than the later cars but how can you pass on an original 10,000 mile example of a later model Series 2? That wasn’t really a question. Any time capsule car, with paint dabs and chalk marks from the factory, are important to collectors because they document, without question, the original configuration of the model it represents. The Series 2 Jaguar has a few things about it less appreciated by E-type fans. Primarily the rear bumper treatment with the larger tailights slid under the larger rear bumper. The earlier cars have a more elegant treatment but offer less minor bump protection. Mechanically, the 4.2 is easier to live with than let’s say a ’61 flat floor, exterior latch car that sells for a ton in today’s market. So this may be the most expensive ’69 4.2 liter E-type OTS but it is one of a kind. It looks good in period popular Sable Brown with tan leather all in impeccable original condition. The asking price is $99,000. Click here for the listing.