Lot 264 - 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III 2+2 Coupé
|Odometer reading||64,634 miles|
|Estimate||£44,000 - £50,000|
|Result||Sold - £50,400|
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 a 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 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 and were 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.
This Series III 2+2 Coupé has been restored to a very high standard. The fastidious vendor spent nearly two years looking for a suitable example before choosing to purchase SPT823M, unfortunately due to lack of suitable garage space, he has decided to sell this splendid example. The red coachwork is unblemished as is the black interior, looking further at the quality of this Jaguar, the door shuts and panel gaps are uniform and we are advised she has no known mechanical faults. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 26th January 2016, together with a history folder; this E-Type is fitted with automatic transmission and power steering. A genuine UK righthand drive example, this is one of the last Jaguar E-types to be built, having been manufactured less than 100 cars before production ceased on this iconic vehicle. One of the best Series III E-Types we have ever seen.
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