Lot 157 - 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster
|Odometer reading||30,027 miles|
|Estimate||£72,000 - £82,000|
|Result||Sold - £80,080|
- Genuine UK supplied right hand drive example
- Manual gearbox
- Very low mileage for the year
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. 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.
This delightful genuine UK supplied right hand drive E-Type was originally registered in March 1972 and presents in outstanding condition. The paintwork was refreshed to a high standard in 2015 and the car has been lovingly cared for from a mechanical point of view. The vendor is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic collector with a garage of eight high quality motor vehicles. Finished in primrose yellow with black leather interior, the condition of the car is certainly commensurate with such a low mileage. This car sits proudly on wire wheels and is fitted with the desirable manual gearbox. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a history folder, this is a wonderful example of the classically dynamic design and it still is a head turner today.
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