1973 Jaguar E-Type SIII

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Mileage 
    90 000 mi / 144 841 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Country VAT 
    GB
  • Chassis number 
    1S74636
  • Engine number 
    T.B.A.
  • Lot number 
    34
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- LHD, manual transmission recently given comprehensive overhaul, new clutch

- Imported from USA in 2016, not UK registered

- Brown with Tan interior

The E-Type was an icon from its inception. On the wish-list of those with and without the means to get behind the wheel, no other car has invaded the psyche of the motoring world in quite the same way since. The Series 3 cars were introduced in 1971, all but a handful of which were fitted with Jaguar's new 5.3-litre V12 engine. The original (short) wheelbase was discontinued and the revised car offered only as Roadster (now based on the longer 2+2 floorpan) or 2+2 Coupe. Production of the Series 3 model continued until 1974, when the range was superseded by the XJS; by which time some 15,000 V12-engined examples had been produced - most of which were exported to North America. The purposeful-looking Series 3 E-Types are readily identified from their predecessors by the large cross-slatted radiator grille, flared wheel arches, wider track and V12 badge on the rear.

This lefthand drive manual transmission example has recently returned from the USA and has just undergone a full gearbox overhaul and had the clutch replaced. Finished in brown with a beige interior, it registers some 90,000 miles and is ideally suited to someone looking for a car to use and improve and will require registering with DVLA prior to use on the road. With E-Type demand and prices continuing to rise, as a more desirable manual transmission car, it could make an excellent long term investment project.