I sold this car to its current owner, Jay in April of 2007 (scroll down, you will see my first listing). While he enjoyed owning, showing, and looking at it – he did not drive it very much since he took delivery two years ago! He recently asked if I would sell the car on his behalf, as he has his eye on a new vehicle purchase. I know this Jaguar very well and can stand up for it being in excellent mechanically and cosmetic condition. This car has very nice details and has received quality maintenance, and restoration during its life time. The car is in Bend, Oregon. Click on the link for more info and many photographs of this beauty.
I sold this car to its current owner, Jay in April of 2007. While he enjoyed owning it, showing it, and looking at it – he did not drive it very much since he took delivery. He recently phoned me, asking if I would sell the car on his behalf, as he had his eye on a new vehicle purchase.
I know the car very well and can stand up for it being in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition. This car has very nice details, and has received quality maintenance, and restoration during its life time. The car is complete, needs nothing and comes with history and records of work completed. Since the Jaguar has not been traveled very far in the last two years, it is the same car, in the same condition from when I first sold it.
She now lives indoors in the lovely community of Bend, Oregon. With four speed manual transmission, cold air conditioning, wire wheels and great color combination (Navy blue w/ grey leather interior & navy carpets), this is the one you have been waiting for. Priced right at $30,500 – but feel free to make us an offer! The current owner completed a lube, oil and filter service and tuned the car to his climate and altitude via a Jaguar technician in the Bend, OR area.
All information following is from when I owned the car and sold it to its current owner. The mileage is still less than 78,250.
Info below is a copy from my previous website post – this Jaguar was first sold in April of 2007.
A very nice West Coast car, in a great color, with four speed manual transmission, wire wheels, and cold air conditioning. This is the one you have been waiting for.
It is getting very hard to find nice, quality Jaguar XKE V12 Series 3 Coupes anymore, particularly in the condition of this example. A very handsome car, this Jaguar V12 Coupe has remarkable mechanicals and beautiful cosmetic details. Recapturing my youth, this is the best looking V12 Coupe I have seen in a long, long time and one to be very proud of.
A quality “engine out” re-spray in Dark Blue was applied in October of 1997 at the 60,400 mile mark, which has held up nicely. The interior is clean and original with grey leather over navy blue carpets. There are no disappointments here, as the pictures tell the story for me. While the engine was out, the maintenance records indicate the clutch and related components were refreshed – thank God – this of course being the proper time to complete this maintenance. The clutch and four speed transmission operate properly and without issue. The car is comfortable and thrilling to drive, and has a very nice engine and exhaust note.
With three owners from new the car was sold by British Motor Car Distributors, Inc. in Portland Oregon on 6/13/1972 for a total cost of $8,762.00. The original buyers order lists the options at the time of sale to be:
Interesting dollar amounts…?!
The service and restoration records reveal constant attention from caring owners. A large sum of money has been spent over time to keep this car operating optimally and looking fresh. Everything functions on this car – including the original German Kienzle electric clock. It does not hold the best time anymore, but it works! (The original owner’s manual reads: The instrument is regulated at the factory and should not require further adjustment. : > )
The air conditioning system has received attention over the years and cools down the car very nicely for a foreign car manufactured in 12/1971. All three fan speeds, low, medium, and high blow cold air – with the high speed being quite strong. The cooler knob controls the length of time the compressor stays on – and therefore controls refrigeration.
The original AM/FM Radio and power antenna are now mated with a Sony six disc CD changer hidden under the passenger seat and controlled via a small remote. Allowing the best of both worlds, the sound system is not very impressive, but does allow for modern listening when desired.
Recent maintenance includes a new alternator, miscellaneous light bulb repairs, mechanical adjustments, and a fresh lube, oil, and filter change. Garaged and covered when not in use – this car is ready to drive or show anywhere.
For more information Contact Ken at 714-432-8482