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Old 06-18-2013, 08:09 PM   #61
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Am I the only one that greatly prefers the coupe to the convertible? That is one of my all time favorite cars to look at. Sheer beauty.
No, I do also.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:19 PM   #62
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Am I the only one that greatly prefers the coupe to the convertible? That is one of my all time favorite cars to look at. Sheer beauty.

Add one more to that list.

The roadsters are worth more $, but the coupes are a better car and better looking IMHO.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:09 PM   #63
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Am I the only one that greatly prefers the coupe to the convertible? That is one of my all time favorite cars to look at. Sheer beauty.
Looks like you have lots of company, but I prefer the convertible.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:35 AM   #64
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Am I the only one that greatly prefers the coupe to the convertible? That is one of my all time favorite cars to look at. Sheer beauty.


One of my Dr.s recently had a coupe. He had it redone with a 5.0. It looked great full black, including the wire wheels.
His wife made him sell it. "Get a Hybrid" she said.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:27 AM   #65
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My cousin has offered to sell me her father's 1969 Jaguar XKE convertible for $10000. It's (almost) a runner, has been repainted and has many new parts, including exhaust, wiring harness and wire wheels. I'll have to transport it across the country, finish the interior, complete the dashboard, rebuild the carbs and replace the top. It sounds like a bargain to me. Am I out of my freaking mind to even consider it?

What the hell guys, 2 year old thread and no one has asked for pictures?

...Of the cousin!
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:24 PM   #66
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I'm still kicking myself from when you could buy them all day long for $5k. 30 years ago.
Had I know that then, I would have 20 of those, plus every Chevelle SS and old Vette I could have bought in 1975 for under 2 grand. I would be a millionaire now.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:01 PM   #67
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One of my Dr.s recently had a coupe. He had it redone with a 5.0. It looked great full black, including the wire wheels.
His wife made him sell it. "Get a Hybrid" she said.
So he could have swapped her for a silicone-enhanced model and claimed in divorce court that that's what she told him to do.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:42 PM   #68
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Well I just PMd the OP, we'll see if they will update.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:57 PM   #69
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so did the OP buy the XKE rdster?
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:22 PM   #70
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This is as close to me ever owning one:




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Old 06-22-2013, 12:36 AM   #71
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Am I the only one that greatly prefers the coupe to the convertible? That is one of my all time favorite cars to look at. Sheer beauty.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:58 AM   #72
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very nice 4.2 coupe! does this have the covered headlights?
can't tell from the pic's .. is this a two seater coupe or 2+2?

most desirable were the 66-67 XKE 4.2 Roadsters with covered headlights. early XKE 3.8 coupes were desirable too.

does yours have the triple SU carbs or dual Strombergs? in proper tune these old XKE were deceptively fast .. not so much in raw acceleration compared to muscles cars of that era..

still one of the most beautiful cars ever made!!!

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Old 06-22-2013, 03:25 AM   #73
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very nice 4.2 coupe! does this have the covered headlights?
Who you talkin’ to?
The one going on the car hauler is a ‘67, last year for the covered headlights. Yes, triple SU carbs on a 4.2L six. If I recall correctly they were as fast or maybe faster than the Corvettes of the same era & just about as quick.
And it is a 2+2 but IMO doesn’t look so fat in black. Never had any electrical problems. Not sure what I’m gonna do with it.
I bolted that big piece of angle on it to tow it over there years ago. Needs an engine but I have one to put in it.

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Old 06-22-2013, 04:01 AM   #74
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Who you talkin’ to?
The one going on the car hauler is a ‘67, last year for the covered headlights. Yes, triple SU carbs on a 4.2L six. If I recall correctly they were as fast or maybe faster than the Corvettes of the same era & just about as quick.
And it is a 2+2 but IMO doesn’t look so fat in black. Never had any electrical problems. Not sure what I’m gonna do with it.
I bolted that big piece of angle on it to tow it over there years ago. Needs an engine but I have one to put in it.
66/67 were the most desirable years .. last of the series one with covered headlights and larger 4.2 motor. earlier 3.8 were actually faster.

same era corvetts, especially 427 vettes were much faster in terms of raw acceleration. but XKE were no slouch in performance. they were deceptively quick .. had a nice tuned sound vs raw V-8 rumble of muscles cars of that era ..

I've overhauled a butt load of those early SU carbs ... used to be really into XKE and British sports cars in general .. I've had XKE V-12 Roadster with 5sp for quite some time.

but my favorite is a 1956 Austin Healey 100-4 .. what a blast to drive!! was my main transportation for a number of years.

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Old 06-22-2013, 04:28 AM   #75
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... 427 vettes were much faster in terms of raw acceleration.
256 cubic inch six vs 427 or 396 cubic inch V8? No question about that. I was only comparing the E-Type to the more run of the 327 Vetts. Just a generalization, didn’t want to pick at the subject.
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