The F-Type will also be available as a coupe later on, so this is the perfect time to remind you about the coolness of the old E-type counterpart. This car destined to be shipped from the US back to Europe, but paperwork slowed the deal down too much. Now it’s for sale on craigslist with Main Street Motors, a classic car dealer in New Jersey, for just $14,500.
The Series 2 did benefit from some performance enhancements, largely tied to cooling. An enlarged mouth at the front helped with engine cooling, as did a larger radiator and twin electric cooling fans. Stopping performance was improved with larger calipers front and rear. To improve driveability, a lower ratio in first gear helped with smoother departures from a dead stop, but the 263 lb. ft. of torque on tap ensured keeping up with traffic was never a problem. Since this car hasn’t run in many years, we’d plan on a carb rebuild and tending to the finicky British electronics.
Built by William Lyons and body designed by Malcolm Sayers using the torsional strength of the alloy body panels to lesson the weight added to the exceptional performance of the car.A race proven XK 4.2 liter dual over head cam hemi engine producing 265 horsepower coupled with a four-speed gear box, four wheel disc brakes, and full independent suspension made the XKE one of the most advanced cars of its time.