Evaluation: Represented as matching numbers. Fitted with the more attractive but incorrect hood from an Earlier E-Type. Solid older chrome. Good newer paint but shows water spots and could use a detailing. Solid mostly original, well-preserved interior that was wisely left alone. Never fully restored underneath but has had serious attention when necessary. Not the most desirable configuration on an XKE with the auto and stretched 2+2 rear end, but a decent car.
Bottom Line: Bid to $44,444 on Bring a Trailer back in March of this year but didn’t sell. That was surprising since $40k or so for a 2+2 automatic is perfectly reasonable, so over 60 at Mecum Vegas was really something. Its placement on the red carpet in the middle of the venue with the most foot traffic certainly helped, but only explains some of the big result here.