Lot 160 - 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III 2+2 Fixedhead Coupé
|Odometer reading||48,251 miles|
|Estimate||£48,000 - £55,000|
- Manual transmission
- Over £30,000 spent in recent years
By the mid-1960s, the Jaguar E-Type was appealing to the man with a young family, but they were restricted by the size of the current Jaguar E-Type Coupé and its open topped sibling. This prompted Jaguar to offer a third option in the form of a 2+2 Coupé. By adding nine inches to the wheelbase and two inches in height, it was then possible to fit a rear seat capable of seating two adults in tolerable comfort. Of course, the rear seat was more suited to children or, as ‘The Motor' put it at the time, the car could extend Dad's youth for another seven years. Roger 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.’
Originally registered on 14th June 1972 this delightful E-Type has been owned by the vendor for the last seven years. He and his wife purchased the car with a view to touring Europe in the car, which they have done successfully, describing their many journeys as very exceedingly enjoyable. Soon after purchasing and knowing the intended use for the Jaguar, the car had extensive work carried out on the mechanics by a marque specialist in Surrey. Electronic ignition was fitted along with a new electronic fuel pump, new brake servo and brake master cylinder. The rear suspension was completely overhauled and the gearbox was rebuilt, at the same time a new clutch was fitted. Perhaps one of the most significant upgrades was changing the differential to a 2.88/1 ratio thus enabling more comfortable cruising at speed. Over £30,000 has been spent on the car during his tenure-ship resulting in a very nice, exceedingly useable Series III E-Type. The Azure Blue coachwork is in good order as is the contrasting dark blue leather interior. This genuine UK registered right hand drive example is supplied with a good history folder containing lots of invoices and a Jaguar Heritage Certificate. The Series III derivative of the E-Type is becoming ever more popular due to the sheer drivability it offers and this is one of the best driver’s examples available on the market.
Previous lotLot 159 - 1990 Jaguar XJS Convertible
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