Lot 188 - 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III 2+2
|Odometer reading||1,100 miles|
|Estimate||£100,000 - £120,000|
- £30,000 of upgrades
- Immaculate example
- One of only 22 with factory fitted sunroof
There is no denying the legendary status that is enjoyed by the Jaguar E-Type, from its arrival on the motoring scene in 1961 until the final car was built in 1975, this sports car from Coventry had an impact that is still felt today. Even with its sportscar heritage, Jaguar depended on saloon vehicles for its survival and had developed its 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.
This is one of the most stunning examples of the marque that we have seen at Historics. This beautiful V12 is one of only 22 cars that were factory fitted with an extra-large electric sunroof. Easy to see why so few were fitted when you consider the £500 cost on a car costing £2,500. The recent works to this Jaguar are truly magnificent and most of which was undertaken by internationally revered Marque specialists, Rushton Engineering of Devon. These include the aluminium dashboard, centre console, gear surround, and switches reminiscent of a Series I model, chrome speakers, aluminium radiator, speed Tremec gearbox, stainless steel nuts, bolts and fasteners in the engine bay, Series 1 front headlamp conversion, twin USB ports in armrest, LED lights in dashboard, push button start, battery cut off in glovebox, quick release steering wheel, Mota-Lita steering wheel, stainless wire wheels, there ear knock ons, red cloth roof lining, red dashboard, stainless four branch exhaust, red seat belts, chrome gear knob, chrome heater controls, heated front and rear screens, internal aerial, cream dash gauges, footwell lights, central locking, red band tyres, reverse camera in glovebox, fan override switch, period fronted DAB radio, door mirror kit, door courtesy lights in red, stainless front and lower grille, adjustable shock absorbers, soft red light behind grille, rear LED lights and full leather interior. This stunning Jaguar was also converted from left hand drive to right hand drive. Viewing of this impeccable car is highly recommended when the quality of the work can be fully appreciated.
Previous lotLot 187 - 1980 Aston Martin V8 Volante
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