1972 Jaguar E-Type SIII

Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motor Cars
Ascot Racecourse,
Ascot,
Berkshire SL5 7JX

Saturday 4th October 2008
Motor Cars at 15:00

In 1971, a full decade after the E Type was launched to worldwide acclaim, Jaguar responded to newer competitors’ cars by stealing some of their thunder by launching the Series 3 E-Type. A new 5.3 litre, Jaguar V12 cylinder engine was introduced, together with up-rated brakes and standard power-assisted steering. The short wheelbase, fixed-head coupe body style was discontinued and the V12 was available only as a convertible and 2 2 coupe using the longer wheelbase of the earlier 2 2 models, both of which were easily identifiable by the aggressive, slatted front grille in place of the open radiator intake of Series 1 and 2 cars, flared wheel arches and a badge on the rear that proclaimed them to be V12 models.

Chassis 1S1515 was manufactured in 1972 and is currently owned by major Hollywood sta