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Guide price: ??48000 - ??58000.
- UK/RHD example; believed to have covered just 53,000 miles
- Extensive history file including original buff log-book, many old MOTs and numerous invoices 
- Subject to a recent bare-metal, fully documented four year £35,000 restoration
- Very genuine and drives superbly; presents well in expertly finished white paintwork
- Superb interior. New chrome wires with 'Pencil' whitewalls
- Smooth changing automatic gearbox which perfectly suits the lusty 5.3 V12 engine
A decade after the original Jaguar E-Type arrived, the design progressively matured through 1971 with the introduction of the Series 3.  Designed to showcase the new smooth and torquey 5.3-litre engine, originally developed for Le Mans, the Series 3 cars were available as a 'Roadster' (convertible) or a '2+2' Coupe.  The Series 3 is easily identifiable by its large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches, wider tyres, a larger bonnet bulge, updated bumpers, four exhaust tips and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12.  It also featured uprated brakes, power steering as standard and a large horizontal scoop added to the underside of the bonnet to assist with cooling. The interior was entirely new in the V12, with more comfortable seating, stylish new door panels and a smaller, dished and leather-rimmed steering wheel.  Being slightly larger and altogether much softer in nature, the E-Type in Series 3 form had lost the wildness of its youth but gained the long-legged touring profile, to which it was arguably better suited.The car presented here is a 1971 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 '2+2' Coupe and is a UK-supplied right-hand drive car with an automatic gearbox, first registered in April 1972.  Now looking truly resplendent in white with a red leather interior and matching Webasto fabric sunroof following a recently completed four year full bare-metal restoration. This is a very genuine car which was well-known to our vendor prior to his ownership and is believed to have covered just 53,000 miles (not warranted).  The car has benefitted from having a number of fastidious owners over the years, the first being a Mr James Fox of Middlesex, Nigel Thorn of Axminster in the late 1970s, and by the early 1990s, Stephen Green, a dedicated member of the Jaguar Drivers’ Club. The car has worn numerous personalised registrations over the years, an indication of how cherished and well-regarded it has been. This dutiful ownership has resulted in the accumulation of an impressive accompanying history file, containing numerous letters, invoices, old MOT certificates and related paperwork.  With this history, and with a view to keeping the car for the long-term, our vendor thought it the ideal candidate for a comprehensive restoration. Subsequently, the Jaguar was entrusted to the capable hands of Dan May of Panel Craft in Paignton to transform it into the car you see today, ensuring not only the body was fully restored, but also the refurbishment or replacement of many parts.  These components and services were sourced from numerous marque specialists, including SNG Barrett and Aldridge Trimmers. The car’s mechanicals were also refreshed and serviced as required and we understand it now drives and performs as you might expect following expenditure of £35,000 on its renewal.  With our vendor’s circumstances changing, this beautifully restored British Classic is now seeking a new home and the use it deserves. With the reassurance of so much recent work, this lovely Jaguar represents a great purchase at a very tempting guide price.  

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