Lot 276 - 1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III 2+2 Fixedhead Coupé *WITHDRAWN*
|Odometer reading||42,000 km|
|Estimate||£20,000 - £25,000|
The Jaguar E-Type was ten years old and needed a new lease of life. History repeated itself and it was a huge success when Jaguar debuted its robust V12 engine in a sports car instead of the saloon for which it was designed. Despite its sports-car heritage, Jaguar depended on saloon vehicles for its survival and had developed the twelve-cylinder engine to power them with sufficient torque and refinement. Larger and softer in nature with weight redistributed 53/47, the Series III had lost the wilds of its youth but gained the long legged touring profile to which it was arguably better suited. Robert Bell in Motor was quoted as saying at the time that "all we expected to try was a new engine, but what in fact we drove was a new car. Not a yowling, aggressive Ferrari-like machine with which, perhaps, most people associate a V12 engine, but a very smooth, quiet and refined grand touring sports car".
This handsome righthand drive E-Type is finished in silver with a black hide interior and sits on chrome wire wheels; it offers the extra practicality of the 2+2 configuration. The vendor describes the interior as being 10/10 while the body, chassis and paintwork as 9/10. The car was maintained by well known Jaguar specialist Joe's Garage in Furulund, Sweden; bills from which are enclosed in the car's history file which details work on essential items such as the electrical, oil and air intake systems as well as the gearbox and exhaust. The brake lines are all copper and many other items are detailed in the file of bills. With only 42,000km showing and with V12 E-Types enjoying a well-deserved recent surge in popularity, this is a very a usable and practical example and a great investment opportunity.
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS HAD TO BE WITHDRAWN.
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