Lot 178 - 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster

Lot 178 - 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster

Lot 178 - 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster

Lot Number 178
Registration RCH 816M
Chassis Number UE1S23963
Engine Number 7S14563LA
Odometer reading 54,848 miles
Estimate £90,000 - £110,000
  • Matching numbers example
  • Fully restored by E-Type specialists
  • Manual gearbox

The Jaguar E-Type was ten years old and in need of a new lease of life. History repeated itself when Jaguar debuted its robust V12 engine in a sportscar instead of the saloon for which it was designed. Despite its sportscar heritage, Jaguar depended on saloon vehicles for its survival and had developed the 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. Robert Bell in Motor was quoted as saying at the time that 'all we expected to try was a new engine, but what in fact we drove was a new car. Not a yowling, aggressive Ferrari-like machine with which, perhaps, most people associate a V12 engine, but a very smooth, quiet and refined grand touring sports car'.

This 1974 E-Type Series III Roadster, is presented in stunning Bordeaux Red Pearl paintwork with a contrasting biscuit leather trim. A left hand drive manual gearbox, matching numbers example, this combines all that is right with the later E-Type. Fusing that fabulous V12 powertrain to a beautifully restored body and importantly a manual gearbox, the final restoration work was completed in 2019 by a Jaguar specialist restorer and we are informed, the engine now runs beautifully. On the interior under the mohair hood, is a Bluetooth stereo complementing the cabin with a touch of modernity.
It is supplied with UK V5 registration document and Jaguar Heritage Certificate. Believed to have covered only 54,848 miles (not warranted) since it left Browns lane some 48 years ago, this Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 is a great investment opportunity and in a colour combination that not only is rare but we think is one of the very best.

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. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. 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.

Web design London Edgebound