1970 Jaguar XKE Roadster Series 2
4.2 L XK I6 with a 4 speed manual transmission. This vehicle
is an older restoration. The paint was probably completed sometime back in the
80’s. After a good buff the paint is still in seemingly good condition. The
body is in good condition with no signs of impact or rust. The vehicle has
complete been gone through mechanically. Extensive recording of the work
including some documentation is included.
Dashboard- Repaired speedometer, lubricated and adjusted
tachometer, replaced heater control lever and choke mechanism. Replaced two
rocker switches, cleaned and reworked the rest. Replaced instrument voltage
regulator. Cleaned wire harness and all instrument contacts from oxidation.
Repaired wiring on turn signal and hazard light system.
Floor- Removed old carpet and treated all areas.
Seats- Repaired, cleaned and adjusted all seat mechanisms.
Top- Repaired mechanical attachment to car.
Trunk- Repaired latch.
Lights- Replaced all light bulbs and cleaned connections.
Adjusted major cable plug to hood.
Engine- Cleaned and replaced needle valve and gaskets on
carburetors. Replaced damaged fuel hoses. Cleaned and flushed fuel filter and
added additional filter. Rewired ignition system. Replaced oil pressure sender
and spark plugs. Repaired sheet metal around engine compartment.
Brake system- Replaced the master brake cylinder and boaster.
The clutch slave cylinder was replaced and repaired heater control valve. Built battery
hold down brackets. Rewired brake fluid reservoirs.
Overall, the electrical system was inspected and sorted out
as needed. The fuel was replaced, the crankcase oil and filter changed and the
hydraulic system flushed. It starts with ease. Every single electrical item was
inspected, all of the switches now work, the lights, everything was cleaned and
History: Long time residents, owners of the best Pizza
Deli’s in the Valley, have enjoyed the car hobby for decades here in Southern
Oregon. The XKE was purchased in the 80’s from a repair shop in Ashland, Oregon
for an outstanding repair bill, long before Jaguars were thought of as
collectable with value. According to the story, it was a random conversation on
an airplane flight that led to finding the Jag. Soon after, it was brought home
in boxes as a long term project.
Over the years, the previous owner worked on the car with help
from local shops and suppliers. Paint was applied most likely in the late 80’s
and the car was enjoyed all of these years, mostly locally with a couple of
longer trips at the beginning of its stewardship. There are no records of any
work done at the time and the one that would know most passed about five years
The car had not been driven much the past fifteen years,
mostly brought out for parades and the such. The normal course of events was
the car starting the event under its own power but brought back on a trailer by
the end of the day for one electrical gremlin or another. Finally it was parked
and started on occasion, the last time about 2010.Copy and Paste for Videos:https://youtu.be/3GVOURIt6wohttps://youtu.be/wVfXp2gDTREhttps://youtu.be/Z8mGVVVpvlg
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