1972 Jaguar XKE

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    047
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1972 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 V8S Convertible by Beacham
Designer: Malcolm Sayer/Greg Beacham

Estimate: $180,000 - $225,000 Without Reserve

Chassis Number: 1S50960
Decoded: 1=Jaguar; S=Series III; 5=RHD 2+2 Coupe; 0960=Unit number.

Engine: 4.2L Jaguar DOHC V8
Supercharged/300 bhp
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
Power-Assisted Four-Wheel Disc Brakes

Odometer: 776 Miles Showing

Classic E-type Styling
Powerful Modern Drivetrain
Built-In Updated Amenities

The Model – When the E-Type Jaguar was born in the early 1960’s, its design epitomized just what a sports car should look like and how a sports car should perform. Sayer’s design was the harmonious balance of form and function, long nose, short deck, seating for two, which combined with superb engineering created a legend. A decade later, the E-type continued to be a trend setter, and even 50 years down the road the appearance of an E-type turns head and gets admiring glances. Enter, Greg Beacham, who has given a select few tired old Jaguars a new heart and a new lease on life. Using modern and proven drive-trains, the original “XKE’s” that receive the Beacham touch receive not just a new drive-train, but up-dated chassis with anti-dive suspension, traction control, ABS brakes, plus modern electronics for both operational and entertainment purposes. A custom interior with soft leather and polished dashboard facing that keeps in the Jaguar’s tradition of perfection at every step. Only the keenest eyes can detect the exterior changes that include modern sports mirrors and door handles.

The Car – This beautiful example of Beacham’s handiwork may have started life as a V12 coupe, but today is a magnificent open two-seater that will be the envy of all who dare to inspect this splendid machine. In addition to the powerful new generation V8 under the hood, this car has been treated to new suspension, with Apracing disc brakes on all four corners, a superbly detailed engine bay, complete custom leather interior in comforting and ergonomically correct padding, as well as modern air-conditioning, power windows, full assortment of electronic gauges and an Alpine sound system that features radio, CD, MP3 and Bluetooth capabilities. Also, included in the package is a modern GPS unit, plus 17” chrome wire wheels which capture the style of the original 15” factory wires. Performance is outstanding with 0-to-60 in about six seconds and to make sure you understand how everything in this unique vehicle operates the owner’s manual. With a click of a switch, the power operated black top glides into position to protect the driver and their passenger as well as that supple-soft leather upholstery. With a modern drive-train and maintaining its original 1972 serial number, this car offers all the best rolled into one package. Used sparingly since its build, this car should be out on the open road with you behind the wheel.