1971 JAGUAR E-TYPE
CONVERTIBLE SERIES 3
Chassis n° 1S20046BW
French collector's registration
The E-Type Series III had the privilege to be fitted with Jaguar's new V12 engine in 1971. This superb 5.3L twin overhead cam engine, derived from a prototype for the 24 hours of Le Mans, was fed by 4 carburetors and developed 272CV DIN from its release, it will give up to 700CV in competition versions. This all light alloy engine was no heavier than the 4.2L six-cylinder it replaced while offering much more torque elasticity, not to mention a hundred more horses. This V12 engine transformed the E-type nine years after its release and allowed it to once again join the pinnacle of the world's most beautiful GTs like its predecessor the 3.8L Series I of 1962.
The model presented here has benefited from a restoration of the bodywork, running gear, upholstery and engine. The upholstery as well as the soft top have been redone. On the engine side, the 12-cylinder engine has been completely checked and overhauled and a large capacity radiator has been fitted. The running gear has been completely checked and the 4 wheels are new, fitted with new tyres. The car handles very well on the road, with no suspicious play to report. Accompanied by a glowing expert report, this superb E-Type is reliable, with no costs to consider before enjoying it, the prodigious blast of its V12 taking care of the rest.