Jaguar E Type Series 3 V12 2+2 1973

Jaguar E Type Series 3 entered into July 25th Classic Car Auction

Jaguar E Type Series 3 V12 2+2 1973 entered into July 25th Classic Car Auction

This striking E Type from the last year of production is finished in Azure Blue with Tan leather and has new Chrome wire wheels with white band tyres. Optional head rests fitted. Over the years this very car has appeared in two classic car auctions with the relevant catalogues present in the history file. In 2007 an Irish buyer purchased the car from one of the UK’s foremost E type dealers. The car remained unused in storage until he sold it last year. The car was subsequently recommissioned at a cost of almost €6000 late last year. Comes with original handbook, aforementioned auction catalogues and receipts for the recent work carried out. Presented in superb condition this striking car is ready to be enjoyed and treasured by its new owner. Currently Irish registered; we will assist with NOVA and UK registration if required.

In 1994 the classic auction catalogue description included the following:

“…. in exceptionally original order, having being passed from father to  daughter some 10 years ago. Whilst in the father’s possession the car was maintained by Jaguar main agents Harwoods of Pulborough and since then has been looked after consistently by Flint Garages in Barnham Sussex. It has covered less than 47,000 miles from new….”

In 2006 the car again sold under the hammer; extract from the catalogue states:

“….described by the vendor to be in good condition all round with the body and paint work in particularly good order. The interior is finished in tan leather with original seats and new roof trim and visors, again all in good order. This automatic example has only covered 57,640 from new and has covered 12,840 miles in the last 12 years. The previous owners had kept the car in the same family for the past 14 years before the current vendor (a long standing Jaguar Enthusiasts Club member) purchased the car in 1994. Upon purchase the car received basic restorative work carried out by SRG Engineering and Cambridge Motorsport with extensive work being carried out by specialist Gilbert Grace &Son between 1996 and 2000. Completing the restoration was a bare metal re-spray in 2000, carried out by JJ Body repairs of Buckley. Over the years in excess of £20,000 has been spent on the vehicle….”

Condition: 1 Concours   Estimated sale price: £30,000 – £35,000

Selling price: £33,072.00

  • Reg number: TTK849L
  • Date of registration:01/01/1973
  • Mileage: 58,082 (warranted)
  • MOT: No
  • Tax: 08/07/2015

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Additional information on the Jaguar E Type Series 3

“A new 5.3 L twelve-cylinder Jaguar V12 engine was introduced, with uprated brakes and standard power steering. The short wheelbase FHC body style was discontinued and the V12 was available only as a convertible and 2+2 coupé. The convertible used the longer-wheelbase 2+2 floorplan. The Series 3 is easily identifiable by the large cross-slatted front grille and flared wheel arches, and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12. Cars for the US market were fitted with large projecting rubber bumper over-riders (in 1973 these were on front, in 1974 both front and rear) to meet local 5 mph (8 km/h) impact regulations, but those on European models were considerably smaller. US models also have side indicator repeats on the front wings. There were also a very limited number of six-cylinder Series 3 E-Types built. These were featured in the initial sales literature. When leaving the factory the V12 Open Two Seater and V12 2 ± 2 originally fitted Dunlop E70VR − 15 inch tyres on 15 × 6K wire or solid wheels.”

Source: wikipedia.org

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