Engine: 3.8L RA2739-9
Transmission: 4-speed Manual
Mileage Reads: 71,634
This beautiful S-I 3.8 Coupe is an excitingly original car. Kempt from its early days in the north-western part of the U.S., she still wears all of her original sheet metal – right down to the sills and floor pans. Only the slightest bit of surface rust is evident in the trunk.
Above the metal, the engine bay wears her original paint on the subframe. For the rest of the car, one repaint has been logged in the original (and stunning) color of Opalescent Maroon. The black leather interior is all original and suggests an unusual combination for the S-I. At the time of repaint, the chrome and seals were freshened up as well, during a thoughtful cosmetic restoration.
Recently, Classic Investments has completed tuning and cleaning of this already mechanically wonderful vehicle. A “cage-out” service provided for a well deserved cleaning, and replacement of axle and pinion seals. Brakes, shocks, u-joints and bushings were checked for wear and serviced as needed.
This is an excellent driver with true manners. This car was factory ordered with a shaved-gear option on the 4-speed and shifting is smooth and clean. Braking is predictable and smooth with no trembling or shudder at speed.
These 3.8L coupes are rarer by the day and this is a wonderful example of the car that changed the world. Enzo Ferrari himself claimed the S-I XKE to be “the most beautiful car ever made…”
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