1963 Jaguar XKE Series I Roadster How do yo spell sexy with three letters? The answer is XKE. When the E Type Jaguar was launched in March 1961 at the Geneva Motor show it attracted the attention of the whole world like no other car ever had ever done before. With its stunning sleek bodywork, ground breaking performance & impressive handling it astonished all. Could a car like this really be available for nearly half the price of Aston Martins DB4? Jaguar's founder William Lyons, had with his designer & aerodynamicist Malcom Sayer, and engineering director William Heynes, created what was to become the greatest motoring legend of all time. And here is your opportunity to enjoy an outstanding rendering of that legend today. This example is is fitted with the original 3.8 liter version of the well proven 266 horse 6 cylinder double overhead camshaft XK engine, and is driven through a four speed manual Moss gearbox. The Series 1 E-Type was equipped with covered headlights and small taillights mounted above slim rear bumpers with independent suspension all round. The rear suspension features twin coil spring and damper units on either side along with the differential and inboard rear brake assemblies, mounted in a cradle that was attached to the cars shell via insulated rubber bushes and stabilized by sturdy radius arms. Inside this fine car you will find Black leather seats and fully comprehensive instrumentation that is beautifully laid out on the sports black and aluminum dashboard, with an odometer reading of less than 33k miles. This is all complimented by a wood rim sports steering wheel to guide Jaguars responsive rack & pinion steering. The first road tests further helped to promote the E Type's virtues, with a top speed of 131mph being attained along with standing quarter mile and 0 - 60mph times of 15 seconds & 6.7 seconds respectively. The E type maintained Jaguars very respectable reputation in motor sport and as manufacturer of quality performance cars. Features Finished in correct and original Carmen Red originally was Opalescent Silver Blue 160 MPH Speedometer with 32k miles on the odometer Ã? Numbers matching 266 HP 3.8 liter V6 with dual overhead cams Full dual exhaust system with that undeniable British note and chrome rear tips Ã? Fully Synchronized 4 speed gear box Three Spoke Wood Steering Wheel Correct Shifter with excellent Boot and wooden shift knob Ã? Ã? Crisp and tight handling with Rack and Pinion Steering Ã? Ã? Hydraulic Brakes front and rear Disc Ã? Factory Chrome Wire Wheels with Center bolting hubs Ã? Nearly new blackwall 185SR15 Radial Tires Aftermarket AM/FM radio in the dash Drivers Outside rearview and Interior Mirror Black Leather Bucket Seat Interior Excellent Bumpers and chrome throughout The door panels and interior are in nearly new condition In Dash Tach with full Factory Instrumentation
|Exterior Color:||Carmine Red|
|Engine Size:||3.8L I6|
What began as a used car store in the 1970’s soon blossomed into one of the premier classic car dealerships in the country with a showroom boasting more than 25,000 square feet. During that time, celebrities, professional athletes, movie stars and prominent businessmen were highlighting the Duffy’s satisfied customer list. That company, founded on solid Midwest values and work ethic, would become the model for what all future classic and specialty car dealerships would emulate. The “new” Duffy’s is now home to more than 60 vehicles in the same glorious showroom that brought them prominence from the 1980’s through the early 21st century. A full service automotive and detailing department meticulously tends to each vehicle ensuring a fun, sound investment opportunity for its owner.
Turn the clock to today a resurgence of that historic Duffy’s brand. Classic Enterprises that became a descendant business, realized the value of the original Duffy’s recognition and reputation. When the old name became available we jumped on it. The name, the logo and the commitment to excellence have now been resurrected and have replaced the Classic Enterprises moniker. In addition, two of the “old school” members of the original Duffy’s management team are leading the company transition along with a full sales and service staff.
While the definition of a “classic” vehicle may have changed over the years that same,” Old School” Duffy’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has not.