As part of Jaguar's continuous development and improvement of the XKE, the Series II, which Jaguar introduced in late 1968, incorporated a number of changes, many of them needed to meet new U.S. safety regulations. These included a larger oval air intake, more robust bumpers and more prominent marker lights and bigger disc brakes. The 4.2 liter engine and full synchromesh 4-speed transmission introduced in 1964 in the Series I had proved themselves entirely satisfactory, particularly to U.S. customers, and continued with 246 horsepower and a pair of Stromberg carburetors. This 1969 XKE Series II Roadster is from the second year of the model's production and is finished in Willow Green with Olive leather upholstery and a green cloth top and boot cover. It has chrome wire wheels, black wall tires and a Kenwood cassette stereo. It is a handsome example in attractive colors and is largely original other than needed attention to its cosmetics. The engine and underbody have been similarly addressed; the overall impression is of a well maintained and scantily used one- or two-year old car that will be a delightful weekend driver or make a lasting impression on occasional trips to the office.
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