Lot 280 - 1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III 2+2
|Chassis Number||1S 50652|
|Engine Number||7S 5112SB|
|Odometer reading||62,589 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £31,900|
By the mid-1960s, the Jaguar E-Type was appealing to the man with a young family but who were restricted by the size of the current Jaguar E-Type fixedhead coupé and its open topped sibling. This prompted Jaguar to offer a third option in the form of a 2+2 coupé. By adding nine inches to the wheelbase and two inches in height, it was then possible to fit a rear seat capable of seating two adults in tolerable comfort. Of course the rear seat was more suited to children or, as 'The Motor' put it at the time, the car could 'extend Dad's youth for another seven years'. 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 is a matching numbers, genuine UK car originally registered on 5th January 1972. We are advised by the vendor that she comes with a good history folder and drives well with a responsive 5,343cc engine mated to a manual gearbox making this E-Type a fun car to drive. Finished in white with black trim this Jaguar is supplied with a V5C registration document and full years' MoT test certificate. With the 2 + 2 configuration more suited to the taller driver, it is easy to see the desirability of examples such as this, particularly in view of the very attractive estimate.
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