Lot 221 - 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster

Lot 221 - 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster

Lot 221 - 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster

Lot Number 221
Registration VSD 1K
Chassis Number 1S1155
Engine Number 7S46445A
Odometer reading 85,587 miles
Estimate £77,000 - £87,000
Result Sold - £84,560
  • In very good order throughout
  • Recent circa £7,000 expenditure
  • Original right hand drive, manual example
  • Desirable colour combination

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 wonderful Series III E-Type is an original home market, right hand drive example and is presented in its original colour combination of old English White over red leather interior. Previously the E-Type has won various concours events and has clearly been well cared for throughout its life. The paintwork presents in very good order with little sign of age as does the interior which, bar the odd blemish is in fine fettle. The vendor reports that the Jaguar runs and drives very well indeed having completed various trips in recent times. In October 2021 the E-Type was treated to much renovation work carried out by E-Type Specialists, WinSpeed of Guildford. The invoice totalling £7,181.69 and included comprehensive work to the engine, gearbox and ancillaries. Offered with a history file detailing previous sales invoices, old MoT test certificates, concours winning certificates, sundry invoices and the most recent invoice from WinSpeed. In very good order throughout the E-Type will enhance any serious collection and can be used and enjoyed immediately by its new custodian.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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