1973 Jaguar E-Type SIII

2+2 Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Old English White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

COYS Auction - 'The Jaguar Legend'
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 17th July 2010 at 1pm
Registration Number: ODU 340M Chassis Number: 1851836BW
Perhaps no other manufacturer but Jaguar could be expected to pull off the same trick twice and get away with it. Certainly the brilliant, even legendary, E-Type was going to be a very hard act to follow when, a decade on, some aspects of its design were beginning to show their age. The E-Type had been putting on weight as it approached middle age - a phenomenon sadly known to cars as well as human beings - and its legendary performance was not what it once was. Jaguar‘s solution was, effectively, to give the car a heart transplant. Thus the upcoming V12 - an engine of some magnificence - was brought into early service to create the Series III E-Type. There were historical echoes here too because the legendary XK engine, now being superseded, was also originally slated for a saloon but found itself diverte