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 - Fine Motor Cars
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX

Saturday 5th July 2008 at 14.30

In 1971, a full decade after the E-Type was launched to worlwide acclaim, Jaguar responded to newer competitor cars stealing some of its thunder by launching the Series 3 E-Type. A new 5.3 litre 12-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 coupe, with the convertible using the longer-wheelbase 2 2 floorpan. It is easily identifiable by the aggressive, slatted front grill in place of the mouth of earlier cars, flared wheel arches and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12.

Chassis number 1S1515 was manufacured in 1972, and is currently owned by major Hollywood star Gerard Butler, star of the recent international blockbuster ''300''.

Butler