The 3.4 liter DOHC inline-6 was the same basic engine that powered Jaguars into the 1990s, which should tell you something about its design and durability. With a pair of side-draft carburetors and the upgraded cylinder head that was part of the “SE” package, it feels powerful and flexible in today’s world, and this is still a very fast car if you dance with it properly. The polished cam covers have just a slight bit of patina and you can see signs of conscientious maintenance throughout the engine bay. Yes, this is the original, numbers-matching engine with a correct cylinder head, no worries there, and we believe the 4-speed manual gearbox is also original to the car. The undercarriage is quite clean, as this car lived the first part of its life in California, and there’s a new exhaust system that sounds simply magnificent. And, of course, you just can’t have an early Jaguar without the chrome wire wheels, with these wrapped in flashy 6.00-16 whitewall tires for a period-perfect look.

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Location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States