Lot 193 - 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster
|Odometer reading||55,800 miles|
|Estimate||£67,000 - £74,000|
Introduced in 3.8 litre form in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type caused a sensation when it appeared with instantly classic lines and 150mph top speed. While, inevitably, the car's stupendous straight-line performance and gorgeous looks grabbed the headlines, there was a lot more to the E-Type beneath the skin. The newcomer's design owed much to that of the racing D-Type and, indeed, the E-Type would be one of the last great sports cars developed directly from a successful competition ancestor. Just as in the D-Type, a monocoque tub formed the main body/chassis structure while a tubular space frame extended forwards to support the engine. As the E-Type evolved so did customers needs, Jaguar had developed the twelve-cylinder engine to power the new series III with sufficient torque and refinement. Larger and softer in nature with weight redistributed 53/47, and the Series III had lost the wilds of its youth but gained the long-legged touring profile to which it was arguably better suited, a very smooth, quiet and refined grand touring sports car.
Originally registered on 1st October 1973, this Jaguar is a genuine UK supplied righthand drive example and has only covered 55,800 miles from new. She appears to be in very original condition, the blue paintwork is in good order and the tan leather interior has a welcoming patina. This E-Type Series III is also supplied with a hardtop. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full years MoT test certificate, this is a very genuine example of an increasingly popular model.
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