1970 Jaguar

XKE Series II Roadster 4-Speed



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1970 Jaguar

XKE Series II Roadster 4-Speed

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The Jaguar XKE is often referenced as one of the best-looking automobiles ever produced. This Series II Roadster – finished in iconic British Racing Green over Biscuit leather with a matching soft-top – features the legendary 4.2L inline-six-cylinder engine upgraded with twin SU HS8 carburetors and paired with a sought-after 4-speed manual gearbox. Additional updates include an internally-regulated alternator and modern stereo system. Per the selling dealer, this XKE was re-sprayed in the factory color under a prior owner, has reportedly benefitted from Ziebart undercoating from new, and recently received a new Stayfast cloth convertible top. This unmistakable Jaguar is ready to cruise or hit the open road and let its engine sing while you row through the gears!

Vehicle Information

LocationEldersburg, Maryland 21784
VIN / Chassis1R14427
Mileage58,900 Miles Shown
Engine4.2L Inline-Six
Transmission4-Speed Manual
Exterior ColorBritish Racing Green
Interior ColorBiscuit Leather
Title StatusClean (Maryland)

Seller Information

Vehicle History & Overview

According to the factory build-plate, this Jaguar XKE was produced in August 1970. The current owner, one of the partners of the selling dealer, acquired this Roadster in March 2022 and has added less than 1,000 of the 58,900 miles shown. A prior owner provided a document detailing certain service and repairs, including replacement of the convertible top with a Stayfast component in 2020, and notes the car received a refurbishment at some point that included a re-spray in factory British Racing Green. Other notable service/repairs include rebuilding the SU HS8 carburetors and the distributor, upgrading the alternator, and installing new tires in 2019. Modifications include the aforementioned SU HS8 carburetors, internally regulated alternator, and a Kenwood stereo with electric antenna. A zippered tonneau cover, boot cover, jack, tools/bag, factory owner’s manuals, driver’s manual, lubrication chart, and service handbook are included.


  • Wire-spoke center-lock wheels

  • Chrome and polished metal exterior trim

  • Wood-rimmed steering wheel and shift knob

  • Leather interior trim

  • Smiths instrumentation

  • Seats with head restraints

  • Collapsible steering column


  • Stayfast convertible top with zip-out rear window

  • Kenwood stereo with electric antenna

  • Twin SU HS8 carburetors

  • Upgraded alternator featuring internal voltage regulator

  • Battery disconnect switch

Servicing & Documentation

  • Per documentation from the prior owner shown below, the following services and repairs were made:

    • February 2021 - replace engine front main seal and oil pan gasket

    • January 2021 - lube/oil/filter service and replacement of accessory drive belts

    • Work in 2020:

      • Stayfast convertible top installed (with zip-out rear window)

      • Speedometer repaired and recalibrated by Nisonger Instruments

      • New brake lines

      • New clutch master and brake master cylinders

      • New distributor cap, wires, Champion spark plug connectors, and associated lead conduit

    • Work in 2019:

      • SU HS8 carburetors rebuilt

      • Tires replaced

      • New clutch slave-cylinder and hose

      • Alternator upgraded to internally regulated unit

      • Kenwood AM/FM/USB stereo with electric antenna


  • The selling dealer reports some paint imperfections, pictured below and in the main photo gallery.

  • The clock does not run.

Included Items

  • Zippered tonneau cover

  • Boot cover

  • Original owner’s manuals

  • Driver's manual

  • Lubrication chart

  • Service handbook

  • Jack, tools, and tool bag


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