1974 Jaguar E-type E-type on 2040-cars
Crossville, Tennessee, United States
Available here is a 1974 Jaguar XKE V-12 roadster. It is an excellent vehicle that drives out as well as it shows.
A very flashy color combination, along with the smooth power of the V-12 and 4-speed transmission, makes this
Jaguar a pleasure to drive. BODY: Bright red exterior paint that is in wonderful condition. The car was purchased
out of the southern California area where I believe the car was painted. Estimated that the car was painted about
15 years ago but that is unknown. The chrome and trim is in excellent condition and shows well. Lights, glass, and
rear window are all in very nice shape. The body is very solid, there is no rust that I am aware of on the car.
Also, no known accidents. With all this being said, this is NOT a 100 point car. The restoration was believed to be
15-20 years ago but is undocumented, therefore I do not know the age of all areas of the car. There is some wear on
the car in certain areas. I've tried to show all those areas in the pictures I have. Several additional pictures
that I can send to you. INTERIOR: Beautiful tan interior in the car. Seats are very nice and do not sag. Carpets
are in good shape and fit well. Gauges all work and the dash is in excellent condition. Very nice convertible top
on the car with a solid and clear plastic window. Car has spare tire, tools, jack,hammer for knock offs.
Engine pulls strong and runs out well. The clutch feels great and
transmission shifts up and down with ease as it should. There is an updated ignition box that was installed by
previous owner. Makes the car very reliable. Headers through the exhaust is solid and sounds wonderful.
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Auto blogFri, 08 Aug 2014
There's nothing that real, dyed-in-the-wool car geeks love so much as to say "Old Car X is actually a lot better than New Car Y." For reasons that defy both logic and science, we all (your author included) are able to, almost simultaneously, bitch about needed advancements in current vehicles and then bemoan character lost in the next crop.
Mitsubishi Evo models have been supremely prone to this bifurcation of opinion in recent years (ask an Evo IX fanboy about the Evo X sometime... ), and performance cars wearing WRX, Mustang, and M3 badges have been deeply subject to it, as well.
The Jaguar XK and F-Type are not exactly in the same one-model, generational-changeover form as those mentioned above, but that doesn't mean that there aren't defenders of both the old dog and the new joint. Autocar seeks the truth of the matter in this new video, and we're just happy to come along for the ride. May the best sib win.
Jaguar has been on a campaign to replace any and all retro cues with modern ones. Just look at the current XJ and the one it replaced, or the XF and the S-Type that came before it and you'll know what we mean. The one remnant is the XK and its oval grille, in and of itself a throwback to Jags of old (which started to look more like a certain Star Wars alien in above-pictured XKR-S form). But don't expect it to hang around.
Newer Jaguars have been ditching the oval aperture for a more squared-off one, and the next XK will have to fall in line. But don't expect that to be the only change in store for the next-generation Jaguar coupe and convertible.
With the new F-Type now holding the more enthusiast-oriented ground, the next XK is expected to grow bigger, softer and more luxurious. That will likely mean a more commodious back seat as well, though that shouldn't be hard to do considering the lack of space in the back of the current model...
Rumors of an entry-level, BMW 3 Series-fighting Jaguar sedan have been floating around for quite some time, but thanks to our intrepid spy photographers, we now have visible proof that such a model is, in fact, in the works.
Despite this tester's XF fittings, it's clear that what lies beneath is an entirely different beast. The doors have been shortened, roofline adjusted, rear deck lopped off and exhaust replaced, giving us a better idea of the new sedan's smaller dimensions and details. The new Jag, which may be dubbed "XS," is expected to ride on Jaguar's PLA (Premium Lightweight Architecture) platform, touting weight-saving materials that should do a lot to keep overall heft to a minimum. Both turbocharged four- and supercharged six-cylinder powertrains are expected to be on tap.
Codenamed X760, the new small sedan will reportedly hit the market in 2015. Earlier reports have indicated that a new crossover - Jag's first ever - riding on the same platform will arrive shortly thereafter, so that suggests that the platform will be fitted with all-wheel drive as well.