Lot 163 - 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster
|Odometer reading||54,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £66,788|
- Desirable UK supplied manual gearbox
- Low mileage, three owner example
The E-Type Series III was introduced in 1971, with a new 5.3 litre, V12 engine, uprated brakes, and standard power steering. Optionally, an automatic transmission, wire wheels and air conditioning were available. The brand new V12 engine produced 272bhp, had more torque, and a 0-60mph acceleration of less than seven seconds, which was phenomenal for the price of the car at that time, considering its competition in the marketplace. The short wheelbase fixedhead coupé body style was discontinued, with the Series III available only as a convertible and 2+2 coupé. The newly used longer wheelbase now offered significantly more room in all directions. These models were easily identifiable by the large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches, wider tyres, four exhaust tips and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12. It is thought that only 7,990 convertibles and 7,297 fixedhead cars were produced.
This lovely example of the V12 Series III E-type was originally supplied by Mann Egerton of London and registered in 1974 but originally manufactured in August 1973. The car is a low mileage, UK delivered, right hand drive, manual gearbox which has been owned by our vendor for 11 years and by the previous owner for 19 years before that. The vehicle is presented in in its original colour of Old English White with French Blue interior and a new mohair hood. Purchased in the Spring of 2011 this car has been continuously garaged by our vendor and has had regular specialist mechanical attention for services and maintenance during this period, as detailed in the large history file. Boasting two former keepers, the original owner having confirmed by letter that the mileage at the time was correct, this is an incredibly low owner car with confirmed mileage and a large amount of supporting history including Jaguar Heritage Trust letter and certificate, original handbook, original Jaguar Service Passport, many invoices and previous MoT test certificates.
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