1972 Jaguar E-Type SIII

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    1S51407BW
  • Engine number 
    7S8343SA
  • Lot number 
    650
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Interior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: £65000 - £75000.
- Matching-numbers UK/RHD example; believed to have covered just 34,000 miles 
- Subject to a recent bare-metal, fully documented restoration with photographs
- Very genuine and drives superbly; looks resplendent in expertly finished paintwork 
- 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 III.  Designed to showcase the new smooth and torquey 5.3-litre engine, originally developed for Le Mans, the Series III cars were available as a 'Roadster' (convertible) or a '2+2' Coupé.  The Series III 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 III 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 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series lll V12 '2+2' Coupé, and is a UK-supplied right-hand drive car with an automatic gearbox.  Our car-enthusiast vendor understands it to be to a matching-numbers example, which is believed to have covered just 34,000 miles (but is not substantiated).  With a view to keeping the car for the long-term, as it had covered so few miles, was very solid, and drove so well, our vendor thought it the ideal candidate for a comprehensive restoration. Subsequently, the Jaguar was subject to a bare-metal, fully documented restoration, costing approximately £40,000 and this was recently completed in June 2018. The quality of the paintwork can be judged from the photographs of the car as a bare tub. The majority of this work was carried out by specialists ‘Jentree Classic Cars’ of East Sussex, whilst mechanical work was entrusted to ‘Protran Garage Ltd.’ of Brighton.  With his circumstances changing, this beautifully restored British Classic is now seeking a new home and the use it deserves.With the reassurance of such recent work, this car represents a great purchase at a very tempting guide price.