1974 Jaguar E-Type SIII

Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1974
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Pale Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • 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: YCB 4M
Whilst the Jaguar E Type was without doubt one of the finest pieces of automotive design ever to be put into general production, one of the problems with its continued development was the inevitable weight gain. Throughout the 1960s ever more stringent safety legislation emanated from the USA and, as this market was a major breadwinner for Jaguar, it was perhaps unavoidable that the purity of the original design would be compromised to compete within it. Emissions legislation had forced the adoption of twin Stromberg carburettors on trans-Atlantic bound cars resulting in a reduction in power to 177bhp instead of the quoted 265bhp for European examples breathing through triple SU’s.
However, the balance was to be redressed with the introduction of the Series 3 model powered by Jaguar‘s new 5.3-litre, overhead camshaft V12 developing 272bhp. This