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Old 06-11-2018, 09:42am   #1
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https://onslow.craigslist.org/cto/d/...596687029.html

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Those do sound cheap.
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the older one... I believe the rear braking is done with just one - mounted near the center of the axle.

I don't remember which year (or ever) that this was changed over to a pair of rear brakes - one at each rear wheel.
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Pretty sure all E-Types had inboard disks at the rear; one for each wheel. That might have changed on the later models but don't think so.

I though a legit VIN tag from an early XK-E was worth as much as the one in the first link.

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Pretty sure all E-Types had inboard disks at the rear; one for each wheel. That might have changed on the later models but don't think so.
that jogged my memory; and I think you are correct. Dual rear brakes, but inward mounted. Similar to this:


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The Series 1 cars, which are by far the most valuable, essentially fall into two categories: Those made between 1961 and 1964, which had 3.8-litre engines and non-synchromesh transmissions, and those made between 1965-1967, which increased engine size (4.2) and torque, added a fully synchronised transmission, and also provided new reclining seats, an alternator in place of the prior dynamo, an electrical system switched to negative earth, and other modern amenities.
"The 4.2 became the most desirable version of the famous E-Type due to their increased power and usability while retaining the same outward appearance as the earlier cars."

As of the end of 2014, the most expensive regular production Jaguar E-Types sold at auction included a 4.2-litre Series 1 roadster, with matching numbers, original paint and interior, under 80,000 original miles, and a history of being in the original buyer's family for 45 years (this car sold for $467,000 in 2013) and a 1961 "flat floor" Series 1, selling for $528,000 in 2014. Special run racing lightweights go for far more still. For example, a 1963 E-type Lightweight Competition advertised as very original and with lots of patina (wearing the "factory installed interior and bodywork showing the patina of decades of use," although it was re-painted and has a non-matching numbers - albeit factory provided - engine), one of just twelve that were built, sold for $7,370,000 at the 2017 Scottsdale, Arizona auctions.
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I say scam. Lousy pics and anyone with rudimentary knowledge of the car would not have emphasized "toggle switches" in the interior. Sure would like to buy a series 1 car in running condition for that amount of money.
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I say scam. Lousy pics and anyone with rudimentary knowledge of the car would not have emphasized "toggle switches" in the interior. Sure would like to buy a series 1 car in running condition for that amount of money.
So what do you call them?


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I say scam. Lousy pics and anyone with rudimentary knowledge of the car would not have emphasized "toggle switches" in the interior. Sure would like to buy a series 1 car in running condition for that amount of money.
Exactly.
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I say scam. Lousy pics and anyone with rudimentary knowledge of the car would not have emphasized "toggle switches" in the interior. Sure would like to buy a series 1 car in running condition for that amount of money.


https://www.jpfrazier.com/vehicles/3...-jaguar-e-type

This is the real car. An easy way to spot a CL scam is if there is no phone number.
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So what do you call them?


Yes they are toggle switches but it SHOULD be unnecessary to point that out to any customer who is at all versed in E-type lore. It's a bit like saying your laptop comes with a built in touchpad mouse. They all have them.
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It's a bit like saying your laptop comes with a built in touchpad mouse. They all have them.
Guess I need to edit my CL ad...
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Yes they are toggle switches but it SHOULD be unnecessary to point that out to any customer who is at all versed in E-type lore. It's a bit like saying your laptop comes with a built in touchpad mouse. They all have them.


Thank you!

I thought this would be intuitively obvious to the most casual observer.

I mean, the guy points out that the XK-E has toggle switches and doesn't provide any details at all about the car except that it has "exhaust header(s)", 3 SU carbs, and "covered headlights", which weren't on the '68 Series 1.5 cars btw.

And Milton... yeah I call them toggle switches and if I was selling a '68 Series 1.5 Jag, I think I could have thought of a few things to emphasize besides toggle switches especially since the Series 1.5 XK-E had rocker switches, not toggles to meet US safety regs. They also didn't have covered headlights though I think that's a popular conversion on Series 1.5 cars. Don't think you can convert Series ii cars.

It's a scam.
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Maybe he ment to emphasis they were Lucas toggle switches.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:45am   #15
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My '72 vette had a ton of toggle switches built into the console, where the stock a/c controls were, and where the ashtray/lighter were is a bunch of pretty flickering lights.....two rows of 4 red LED's....they run off the tach pulse and flicker in the firing order two blue LED's flicker back and forth for the batch fire injection....green LED for signalling the engine is live, and the SES light....

I also have an anti theft system wired in....need hit a garage door opener button to enable the computer.....with the ignition ON, of course.....

I was going to post a pix of the interior/console, but reverting back to a win10 machine, I don't have the pix on this machine....lovely....


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I've always wished the old Corvette brakes were mounted this way!
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