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2004-08-17 06:53:26  |  pauls writes:

Ebay item 8/17/04
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Current bid $7,322.00 (Reserve not met), 10 bids, 9 days left in auction, 71k miles. Auction is located in Eden Prairie, Minnisota.

Sellers description:
Series II E-type roadster that not only includes the enhanced features of a typical Series II, but also combines the breath taking beauty of the Series I E-type for a more classic look. Enhanced with the pure simple and elegant lines of a covered headlight bonnet, it has also been upgraded with the higher performance Triple Weber Carburetor system for added horsepower (another costly upgrade) making it extremely fast.

The current owner, an older gentleman (executive) who has owned the car for many years, has recently retired and moved overseas making this car available for sale. I am a personal friend of the owner and have known him and the car for many years.

This car is very solid and beautiful. The car has been maintained over the years by GT CARS, a Minneapolis Classic Jaguar Specialist Company. It has a new clutch, new tires and a new starter. The car is finished in classic British Racing Green, a black interior, and a black convertible top. The paint and interior are not concourse but are in great condition. The body has never been in an accident or driven in a winter environment. The engine is the original (matching numbers) engine, and is in excellent condition. This car also has the proper highly desired chrome wire wheels and the factory synchronized 4-speed manual transmission.


2005-09-04 08:00:51  |  pauls writes:

Car returns to ebay 9/4/05
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Current bid $27,100.00 (Reserve not met), 11 bids, 4 days left in auction. Car is now located in Westbrook, Maine.

Sellers description:
1969 JAGUAR XKE I have owned this 1969 Jaguar XKE for one year. It was purchased from a retired executive in Minneapolis MN. I have thoroughly enjoyed my "dream car" that I have always wanted since high school in the mid-60's. This car has served me well and is a wonderful driving XKE, but it is time to pass it on to another Jaguar XKE lover. I have renovations that I must do to my summer home and the sale of the Jaguar is one of my only means to make the changes. I truly hate to see this car go, because I know that I will not own another again. OVERVIEW OF 1969 JAGUAR XKE ROADSTER: British Racing Green, 4.2 liter engine with 3 Weber carburetors, 4 speed sychromesh manual transmission, newer black leather seats and headrests, AM/FM cassette stereo (no speakers), Vredestein steel belted radial tires (about 6-7K miles of wear), 73,500 miles, The body and undercarriage are virtually 95-97% rust-free. The car has never been in an accident. Normal rust exists on the exhaust system. This 1969 XKE roadster is a wonderful driving car and has a very strong engine with great compression. Overall, I would rate this car a conservative 8 out of 10 for paint and mechanical condition. As far as looks goes, it it "turns-heads" and is the subject of conversation everywhere you go! A nice thing about a 1969 XKE roadster is the added benefit of the improvements from each previous year. The series I bonnet with the covered headlights is what makes this car so beautiful! No wonder it is on permanent display in the Museum of Modern Art in New York! EXTERIOR: A complete restoration was done in the mid-80's. This owner purchased and installed a new Series I bonnet with covered headlights to bring the XKE back to its original intended beauty and repainted it its original deep, rich British Racing Green color. The paint is still in wonderful condition after 20 years. The chrome is in superb condition and looks new. There are 3 small paint "chips" along the edge of the trunk lid that I have primed and retouched using a custom mixed Dupont acrylic enamel paint. There is a slight 3/4" bubble of the paint just above the Jaguar E-Type letters on the trunk lid. A 15" scratch line has been previously retouched just above the passenger front wheel. I would guess that someone "keyed the car" at one time. One has to look very carefully to find this defect in the paint. I just had a neighbor come over and try to locate the scratch and I finally had to point it our to her. I am a VERY FUSSY OWNER and I hardly notice this defect unless I get down on top of it. Just in front of the passenger lower rear wheel well, there is some "bubbling" of the paint. It, too, has never bothered me. I have used a 3-step McGuires (clean, polish and wax) process to bring out the beauty of the BRG paint. People marvel at the deep, rich British Racing Green color and how beautiful the Jaguar looks. Its what you might call a real, "head-turner"!! The black, canvas top is in fair to good condition and I never drive the car in the rain anyway, so its always under the black vinyl boot cover. ENGINE/TRANSMISSION/REAREND: The 3 Weber carburetors (very costly modification) were installed during the mid-80's restoration. I recently had a complete tune-up done by a mechanic with 40 years experience with XKE's and Weber carburetors. The plugs (Champion), points and condenser were replaced and timing and dwell were set to factory specs. The valves and cams (new gaskets were installed) were also adjusted using the proper Jaguar tools. The triple Weber carburetors were adjusted and synchronized. New belts, water and gas hoses were also changed about 10 months ago. A new water pump and temperature sending unit were installed within the last 1,000 miles. All fluids have been changed in the cooling system, engine/filter (20-50w) and rear end. There are NO OIL LEAKS in this car. The newer clutch was recently adjusted during the tune-up. Engine mounts were replaced during the last maintainence. A new Delco battery and mounting bracket system were recently installed. A new horn relay was also installed this week. Dual chrome exhaust pipes were installed when I first purchased (Terry's Jaguar) the car in September 2004, so the XKE looks totally like a Series I Jaguar. BRAKES: The brake pads, emergency brake and calipers work fine and are in good condition. WIRE WHEELS/TIRES; The wire wheels are in excellent condition and are probably 98% rust free as a safe estimate. The Vredestein steel belted radial tires have about 5,000-7,000 of miles of wear and still look new. INTERIOR: The leather seats and head rests are in wonderful condition. There are no cracks and the leather is very soft and supple. There are slight wear marks on the outer edge on the top of each backrest due to where the convertible top brackets have hit them when it is lowered. I have always moved the two seat backrests slightly forward when I put the top up or down. This little trick assures that the brackets do NOT hit the top of the backrests. The rugs are in very nice condition and are covered with after-market Jaguar insignia type rubber floor mats. The dash is in very nice condition and has no cracks. The door panels are in excellent condition. I have NEW rubber and leather gear shift "boots" , but I have not installed them yet. The FLOOR PANS and trunk are rust free. The car comes with a lead mallet and spinner removal tool for removing the wire wheel spinners. The spare tire is NOT the same size as the 4 tires on the car. TITLE: The car comes with a clear title.


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