Classic Car- 1973 Jaguar XKE
The Jaguar XKE was manufactured by Jaguar between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of good looks, high performance, and competitive pricing established it as an icon of 1960s classic cars.
In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in the Daily Telegraph’s list of the “100 most beautiful cars” of all time. And it’s truly a great looking ride.
In 1971, A new 5.3 L twelve-cylinder Jaguar V12 engine was introduced, with uprated brakes and standard power steering. The short wheelbase FHC body style was discontinued and the V12 was available only as a convertible and 2+2 coupé. The convertible used the longer-wheelbase 2+2 floorplan. It is easily identifiable by the large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12. There were also a very limited number of six-cylinder Series 3 E-Types built. These were featured in the initial sales literature.”