The design of the 1969 Jaguar XKE Series II 2+2 is arguably one of the most attractive ever to hit the road... but you can also see there is something much more going on here. That's because this vintage icon has been given a mean full blackout style, and there's even been a V8 upgrade to back up this attitude. A car like this is a terrific mix of power and personality, and that's why it was also once owned by John Cena.
The XKE coupe is one of the speediest styles of its era. The long .....
hood with rounded passenger cabin set way back makes this look like a slingshot that's primed and ready to be released. It only gets better when you have a glossy black that loves to highlight the curves while also making a meaner Jag. The paint is a modern clearcoat application that has a good shine against the coupe's iconic body lines, but nothing here is too fancy because this one also wants to be the car that you'll never be afraid to take on the open road. This is a Series II car, and that means it has the desirable delicate details, but they take on a whole new attitude when features like the thin wraparound bumpers are now a glossy-but-mean black. And the aggression gets turned up a notch with the 18-inch Strasse custom wheels and dual exhaust tips that look like they were borrowed from a double-barrel shotgun. But what we possibly like best of all is that this total package upgrades its intimidation without losing the stylishness that makes us love an E-Type.
The full blackout style continues inside. The carpeting, door panels, dash, and headliner have a nice style that makes it inviting. And the black seats are reupholstered in supple leather that really gives you that proper premium Jaguar feel. And we like the little details like how the working dash light showcases the Smiths auxiliary readouts and all the classic switches. There's even a bit of practicality with the 2+2 giving you a usable back seat and a large cargo area. You may want to recharge the air conditioning or upgrade the radio, but those are the little things that are just a sideshow to the driving experience. After all, there is a special tingle of excitement when you grab the wood-rimmed steering wheel, twist the key, and hear a distinct roar from this cat.
You're going to love tilting the whole front section forward to showcase a truly unique powerplant. The long air grabber is a bit of a tribute to the classic inline-six, but the Weiand ribbed valve covers mean it's not really trying to fool anyone. This is a nice upgrade to a Hardy 302 cubic-inch Ford V8. It's built right with good supporting components like an HEI distributor, an aluminum radiator, and a smooth-shifting three-speed automatic transmission. The V8 inhales deeply with a Holley four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with a terrific sound as headers add power and rumble to the glasspack-style dual exhaust. It's a strong power package, and the famous Jaguar rear end that debuted on the XKE is legendary for being both stout and sporting. This fully independent sports suspension setup joins the four-wheel disc brakes to make sure the American muscle still handles like a European.
The sale comes complete with a copy of previous title documentation with John Cena's name and signature. So if this Jag had enough muscle for him, then you know it's the right custom for you, too. Call today!!!