Lot 240 - 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III Fixedhead Coupé
|Odometer reading||52,000 miles|
|Estimate||£45,000 - £55,000|
|Result||Sold - £41,440|
The Series III fulfils a roll in the E-Type line-up missed by previous generations by adding 6” into the wheelbase thus allowing the more mature and taller driver to enjoy the visceral experience first penned by Jaguar’s chief designer back with the Series I in the mid-1960s. Albeit now with a smother 12-cylinder power plant, generally more space and a slightly more comfortable interior.
The history for this good-looking fixedhead example remains reassuringly continuous throughout most of its lifetime right back to invoices pre-1979 and then later that year when it was taken to the Webasto factory for its sunroof to be fitted. Servicing bills as well as general upkeep continue through the 1980s with splined hubs for wire wheels fitted in 1988. Earlier this year, the carburettors have been serviced with all clutch and brake ancillaries, servos and pads replaced. The colour scheme is amongst the most desirable with British Racing Green paintwork, matching interior leather in good condition and green carpets. The mileage appears correct and the overall impression inspires confidence.
Previous lotLot 239 - 1991 Mercedes-Benz SL500
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