Jaguar XKE Custom Hot Rod Coupe 1969
Ford 289ci V8
Porsche Guards Red
Brighton Motorsports is pleased to present this 1969 Jaguar XKE Coupe custom Hot Rod for sale. This car has been treated to several well done mechanical and cosmetic modifications. It wears a coat of Porsche Guards Red that has been expertly applied and very well taken care of. The interior is tan cloth.
The concept was to keep as much Jaguar hardware and fittings as possible but to drop in a Ford 289ci V8 with an automatic transmission. From there the project became larger and larger until the whole car was re-finished to a beautiful standard. A swap kit was purchased and modified to fit the needs. With all of the pre-alignment complete, everything was removed including the rear-end which was inspected for wear. Any part that did not meet specs was replaced with either a factory or upgraded aftermarket part.
The engine and transmission are the only Ford parts, the front end and rear end are all Jaguar. It is propelled by the aforementioned 289ci V8 with an RV cam, aluminum heads, Edelbrock manifold, an 850 DP Holly Carburetor and ceramic coated headers. The automatic transmission is a Ford unit and has a B&M shift kit.
This beast is cooled by an aluminum radiator with an electric fan. The vacuum brake module is on the driver’s side under the steering works.
For the body work, the chrome and emblems were removed, as well as the door handles. There is a door popper system installed on both doors with the switches out at the rear of the car. The front bumper has been removed and the rear bumper was modified for a clean look that incorporates the brake light in the center of the bumper. The firewall is accented in billet aluminum and the front wheel wells are lined in aluminum.
The chrome 15” Epic 5-spoke wheels are wrapped in Pirelli P6 rubber. All of the factory wiring was removed from the car and it was re-wired using American BKM’s. All of the switchgear is billet knobs and everything works properly. The Stewart Warner gauges look great and the speedo is unique with its vertical odometer.
The interior is Air Conditioned and Jaguar dashboard also got treated to the billet trim. The seats, center console and telescoping steering column are all Jaguar as well.
This car has been extremely well maintained and loved by its current owner who has owned it for the last 4 years. The build quality is exemplary and this unique Jaguar is a real joy to drive. It’s fast, agile, handles well, brakes strong, and looks very cool. To build one like this would take at least twice the amount of money than the asking price.