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1972 Jaguar Xk on 2040-cars

US $37,400.00
Year:1972 Mileage:24000 Color: Burgundy /
 White
Location:

Elburn, Illinois, United States

Elburn, Illinois, United States

If you have any questions feel free to email me at: ellyeddumes@palacefans.com .

1972 Jaguar XKE convertible. She only has 24,000
original miles.
She is burgundy in color with a biscuit interior.
She is equipped with an automatic transmission, which I prefer. Today, with our compulsion for cell phones,
navigation, Starbucks and laptops, an automatic transmission makes perfect sense. If you want to enjoy a classic
ride, and still multitask (let’s face it, who doesn’t) – consider the value of the auto transmission. There
are virtually only a handful of car manufacturers that even offer a manual transmission today for this reason.
Let me also say that this isn’t my first XKE – far from it. However, I like the XKE V-12 for the following
reasons;
· More reliable
· Affordable
· Very smooth to drive
· Built on the 2+2 chassis, so she has more interior room. I’m 6’3” and I need the room. Again,
manually shifting this car would be a challenge.
· She still retains the elegant and iconic XKE styling
I also like unrestored cars. They are only original once. Therefore, I can drive them and not fret the small and
occasional blemish. Which isn’t to say that this car isn’t very nice – but she sports mostly original paint
(accident free but signs of older paint for sure). I love the patina.
My goal, when taking a car to a show, is to enter the “survivor” class. I like to see the original
craftsmanship – not a highly restored interpretation. I took a Delahaye to Pebble Beach, in 2012, she too was all
original. I also own a 1952 Nash Healey – again, all original.
I used to own a restoration shop – ironically enough, and did restore cars, however, primarily to sell.
As mentioned, this XKE is all original with only 24,000 miles. She is stored in my showroom. I took her out this
weekend and, of course, she performed beautifully. I took my daughter with me – and she commented on how smooth
the car was. In fact, everyone that drives in this car says the same. There really is no smoother engine than the
V12.
I also like the 1972 because as it is devoid of the large bumper overrides (5 mph bumpers) that were mandated by
Uncle Sam from 1974 on. They were a bit chunky. The 1972 avoided them. My XKE also has the optional grill override
– which protects the grill when the bonnet is open. It is a but ungainly, but can be removed, of course.
I think this is a blue chip investment. As the Series I and II become insanely expensive, the V12 becomes the next
best buy. She will continue to appreciate, no doubt.
She has good power too. Very torquey. A pleasure on the highway and around town. I’ve had no issues with
overheating or poor starting. She does not smoke either and the transmission makes no whining sounds and shifts
perfectly (smoothly too). There are no odd noises coming from the drivetrain.
The brakes work very well (but they too are from 1972), and the gauges all appear to be operating correctly. The
bevy of toggle switches takes an engineering degree to figure out – and she DOES have Air Conditioning. The radio
is aftermarket with additional speakers in the rear deck area.

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:45:00 EST

The Middle East is one of the fastest-growing markets for Land Rover, so it makes sense that the automaker is looking to set up shop in the region. According to Automotive News, Jaguar Land Rover is in talks with the people of Saudi Arabia to build a factory in the country at an expected initial cost of $1.2 billion. Still in the early stage of talks, the proposed facility could start up by 2017 using locally sourced materials such as steel and aluminum.
Such an arrangement could be beneficial for both entities as Saudi Arabia looks to diversify its oil-reliant economy and Land Rover could get local production capacity of around 50,000 units. The report also says that the agreement talks about the possibility for Jaguar models to be built at the same plant further down the road.
This won't be the first vehicle produced in Saudi Arabia - that honor goes to the KSU Gazal-1 - but it will be the first from a major global automaker.

Jaguar to offer high-performance SVR models like Land Rover?

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:32:00 EST

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed this past weekend, Land Rover previewed its upcoming performance version of the Range Rover Sport. Only instead of wearing the R-S badge that adorns the most hardcore of Jaguar models, the performance SUV from JLR's Special Operations unit introduced the letters SVR. And now, it seems that badge is here to stay.
Following the Range Rover Sport SVR, a new report from Motor Authority now says that Jaguar Land Rover will use those letters to distinguish the top-of-the-line performance models from both marques moving forward. As such, we might expect SVR models of the upcoming Jaguar XE compact sedan and Land Rover Discovery Sport, as well as potential new performance models based on the new F-Type and next-generation XF.
If accurate, the move would seem to separate Jaguar in particular from the R-S badge that has adorned performance models like the XFR-S and XKR-S. Both Audi and Porsche use the letters RS to distinguish its most hardcore models as well (e.g. Audi RS7 Sportback and Porsche 911 GT3 RS). Whether the similarity was a factor in shifting to the SVR moniker, we don't know, but either way, we welcome the arrival of a new generation of Jaguar and Land Rover performance models - especially if they pack the 575-horsepower version of the company's ubiquitous 5.0-liter supercharged V8. Not incidentally, that delicious powerplant gained a couple of new engine bays to call home at Goodwood as well - it's not just found in the forthcoming Range Rover Sport SVR, it's found a home in the F-Type Project 7, too.

Jaguar crossover won't be based on Evoque or have off-road chops

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:01:00 EST

Jaguar's long-rumored crossover won't be built on the same platform as the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, says the Australian site Car Advice. The future of the new CUV remains uncertain, but if Jaguar does dip its toes into the SUV/crossover pool, though, the new vehicle will likely be a car-based soft roader, lacking (or perhaps more appropriately, not needing) the off-road-engineered chops inherent in Land Rover's small CUV platform.
Jaguar product planner Steven De Ploey explained to Car Advice, "There's many groups around the world [platform sharing] - obviously Volkswagen Group is doing it all the time - but I think we have to be careful. He added, "Jaguar is something quite different... It's about capability, but very much on-road focused capability." That seems to gel with our suspicions that the XQ, as it's expected to be called, will share its platform with an upcoming small Jaguar sedan, the oft-rumored X-Type successor.
Still, we'd recommend taking any mention of a Jaguar crossover with a grain of salt. Based on many of the (quite compelling) statements made by De Ploey against a Jag crossover and previous statements made by Jag's design boss, Ian Callum, the case against a leaper-bearing crossover seems strong. If a high-rider were to arrive from Jaguar, though, the article insinuates that it'd be more in line with the BMW X6 or upcoming X4 - sort of a coupe-based crossover. Like we said, grain of salt. If a Jag crossover is going to arrive soon, the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show is the most likely locale for its debut. We'll find out in a few weeks.