This is an original California Black Plate Drop Head Coupe restored by its second owner. The original drive train boasts Jaguars powerful 3.8 liter six cylinder engine. The car is equipped with a close ratio 4 speed gearbox and has electric overdrive. Also, it has a lovely set of chrome wire wheels with knock-off hubs.
Low, Curved and Exciting, the bodywork of the XK Series created a sensation when announced in 1948. The engine - a six cylinder - rivaled the big American V8's of the time. Jaguar was center stage at the Winners Circle taking several Le Mans victories.
More expensive ($6,000 cost) than their British rivals, MG, Triumph, Austin Healey and Lotus, the Jaguar sold very well due to style, performance and on-track prowess. From 1957 - 1961, 2672 of this model were produced.
This California car underwent a body off restoration in 1990 and has been driven sparingly since. Stored most of the time and taken out for special occasions, this car gets more than its fair share of attention.
If you are interested in adding this beautiful Jaguar to your car collection, then please call Paul at 866.426.4480.