Lot 323 - 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster

Lot 323 - 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster

Lot 323 - 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster

Lot Number 323
Registration KGF 958N
Chassis Number 1S2019BW
Engine Number 7S12629BW
Odometer reading 43,900 miles
Estimate £48,000 - £55,000
Result Sold - £53,200

In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in the Daily Telegraph's list of the '100 most beautiful cars' of all time. It was initially designed and shown to the public as a grand tourer in two-seater coupé form and as convertible, on its release, Enzo Ferrari called it, ""The most beautiful car ever made"". The model was made in three distinct versions which are now generally referred to as 'Series I', 'Series II' and 'Series III'. The 3.8 litre engine was increased to 4.2 litres in October 1964 with a new 5.3 Litre, 12-cylinder Jaguar V12 engine then introduced with up rated brakes and power steering as standard for the series III. The short wheelbase fixedhead coupé body style was discontinued and the V12 was available only as a convertible and 2+2 coupé. The convertible used the longer-wheelbase 2+2 floorplan. By far the most comfortable and most accomplished of the range, these Series III's were purpose built for long distances and certainly looked the part as well.

The classic colour combination of red with a contrasting biscuit leather interior shows off this excellent example of Jaguar's languorous tourer well. This has been the subject of an extensive restoration between 2009 and 2011with the body taken back to bare metal. Whilst the car was in its constituent parts, the brakes were also upgraded using drilled discs and new chrome wire wheels.  The hood is also replaced in 2012 thanks to Suffolk & Turley and the entire underside has been treated with Waxoil.  There is also a period Motorola 838 radio fitted (with iPod connectivity) and electric aerial.  Indeed, so detailed are the works undertaken on KGF 958N that a leather bound 'directory' exists, complete with a photographic history of the restoration as well as a feature detailed in the E-Type club magazine detailing the replacement of the timing chain late last year. The total costs of labour and parts so far has been over £50,000+ and comes complete with all handbooks, lubrication charts, invoices and other associated paperwork.  Well sorted, well prepared and with a fine history, a recent re-conditioned gearbox and MoT test certificate, this represents an E-Type that is now completely ready for someone step into and enjoy.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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