1973 Jaguar E-Type SIII

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Mileage 
    3 700 mi / 5 955 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    1S2152
  • Engine number 
    7S13214SA
  • Lot number 
    412
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

UK-supplied, right-hand drive, matching numbersandpresenting in fine orderSubject to a thorough ground-up restoration in 1998, documented with imagesFinished inAzure Blue with Magnolia leatherand a French Navy Blue mohair hoodIndicating 3,700 miles, at the time of cataloguing, offered with a detailed history fileSensibly upgradedwith wire wheels, 5-speed gearbox and modern anti-theft trackerFirst registered on 29/08/1973, this home-marketSeries 3, V12 Jaguar E-Type had been specified from new as an open two-seater with a manual gearbox, Azure Blue paintwork and a tan interior. The car was delivered to and first registered by Howells Garages inNewport to its first private owner just one month later in the same year. DVLA records within thehistory folder document thecar's ownership historyfrom new.In 1998, afterten years in his care,a previous owner decided to completely restore the carand a signed letter within the filesuggests that the cost at thattime amounted to over 70,000. Also containedwithin the file are quotes, invoices and a collection of photographs recordingthe ground-up restoration from bare metal up to the finished car. The history folder also contains documents detailing the car'scontinuous upkeep and maintenance including an invoice from CMC, the highly regarded Jaguar specialist, for a thorough cosmetic and mechanical refresh including a 5-speed gearbox upgrade dated 2007.Our vendor, a knowledgeable classic car collector and enthusiast, purchased JAG 976in September 2014 and duringhis ownership, it's beenenjoyed occasionally, dry stored and always maintained correctly. Most recently the car visited a specialist for a major service, complete refurbishment of the carburettors, electronic ignition update and, as a preventative measure, the underside of the car was protected with clear Waxoyl. Consequently, this lovely Jaguar continues toperformwell and shouldnt require anything other than periodic routine maintenance for the foreseeable future. Pleasingly, it's accompanied by a substantial owner's fileincluding theJaguar Heritage Certificate, images of restoration, a detailed account of the CMC mechanical refresh, old MOTs, DVLA records, the current V5c and new MOT.The final iteration of the E-Type wasinfinitely more approachablethan its elder siblings and offered acomfortable cockpit, stress-free engine, compliant ride, and refinedgood manners. Thisexample presents in fine order and we can't think of a better way ofenjoyingcountry roads on a sunny afternoon.