1974 Jaguar XKE Roadster
Engine: 5.3 liter V-12 with four Stromberg side draft carburetors
Gearbox: four-speed manual
Power Output: 272 HP
Top Speed: 145 mph
About our 1974 Jaguar XKE Convertible Roadster
This is a tooth and nail restoration of an original low mileage car that was always meticulously maintained. Sporting a twelve-cylinder, 272 HP engine and a four-speed transmission, this car would easily reach speeds of 145 mph. All original data, and tools are still present as well as all books and manuals that came new with this car.
History of the 1974 Jaguar XKE Convertible Roadster
The Jaguar XKE was first unveiled to the public to rave reviews at the Geneva Auto Show in 1961. The E-type Jaguar was conceived in 1956 as a replacement for the D-type and was the high mark of British craftsmanship, performance and beauty. It has long been held in high collector status with the likes of Ferraris and other marques many times more expensive. The final year of production was 1975 with only 7,990 versions of the Series III Roadster built. The Series III was noted for its powerful and smooth running V-12 engine available with either four-speed manual or automatic transmission. These final production cars gave birth to the sporty XJ-S with nearly all mechanicals transferred over to the new luxury sports coupes and convertibles.