Lot 229 - 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster

Lot 229 - 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster

Lot 229 - 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster

Lot Number 229
Registration EWV 440L
Chassis Number 151784BW
Engine Number 7S11217SA
Odometer reading 30,762 miles
Result Sold - £41,440
  • Single family ownership since 2005
  • UK supplied right hand drive car
  • Retains its original engine and specification

The E-Type Series III was introduced in 1971, with a new 5.3 litre, V12 engine, uprated brakes, and power steering as standard. Optionally, an automatic transmission, wire wheels and air conditioning were available. The brand new V12 engine produced 272bhp, had increased torque, and a 0-60mph time 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 roadster or 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 and a badge on the rear that proudly proclaims it to be a V12. It is thought that only 7,990 convertibles and 7,297 fixedhead cars were produced.

This particular example was originally supplied by Mamos Queensbury in Middlesex and has been in the care of our vendor’s family since around 2005. The car was such a cherished possession to them that they chose to export it to Australia with them in 2007, then bring it back to the UK again in 2016. The car shows an odometer reading of less than 31,000 miles, which our vendor believes could very likely be the genuine mileage. General wear points such as pedals and seats look to be original and in very good condition. Since the cars arrival back to the UK, it has been regularly serviced by Powerbell Services and has only required general servicing, never requiring any major attention. The vendor reports that the car drives beautifully but just has not been getting the use it deserves in the past few years, so he feels it is time for someone else to enjoy the car.

This car comes with a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Certificate which confirms the car retains its original engine and factory specification of white coachwork over a black interior with an automatic gearbox. The hood fits tightly, the interior is in excellent condition and the chromework has a good shine. The paintwork, quite possibly original, is showing a few minor cracks in places but the overall appearance is very good and the car wears its 50 years with pride. Offered to auction with a very sensible estimate, this E-Type could be the perfect long-legged summer cruiser.

Interested parties should note that the car is supplied with a copy of the latest V5C but a new one has been applied for by the vendor.

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.

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