Started on Feb. 3 by andy303

1969 Jaguar XKE Series 2 2+2

Four speed, A/C, rare factory chromed steel wheels. Unrestored except for paint. The 2+2 is the “affordable” E-type. Since it is often maligned by E-type purists and is less sought after than its OTS and FHC sisters, it can therefore be had for a third to half the price that the other models fetch. I think the Series 2, with the more raked windscreen, has a more “balanced” form than the coupe, but then I am highly biased!. Certainly from the cockpit it offers the same experience as any other E-type, especially with the four speed. The dual Strombergs are often criticized for lessening the performance of these cars; but this is really only true at speeds in excess of 100mph. Jaguar put a lower ratio in the rear end, which gives the Series 2 the same 0-60 times as the earlier cars, but limits the top speed. This can be easily fixed by using the earlier 3 SU HD-8 setup and distributor.

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lasttr
Feb. 3, 2011, 1:47 p.m.

I always thought I didn't like the 2+2, but I could be convinced by yours.

TR8owner
Feb. 7, 2011, 9:51 p.m.

I'm finally starting to warm to these cars, but didn't accept them in the day. Guess time changes things. You've definately got a nice classic.

Andy andyr
March 10, 2011, 8:21 p.m.

I am buying one... soon.

Rupert
Sept. 2, 2011, 7:43 p.m.

Killer Car! Often those who think they know it all, work their will upon the market. This is surely a case where those who think they know it all are wrong.

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