1974 Jaguar E-Type SIII

Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1974
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    British Racing Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Incorporating The Excellence of Porsche
Brands Hatch
Kent

Sunday 25th May 2008

Collectors'' Items: 2.30pm
Motor Cars: 4.30pm

On its 1961 Geneva Show debut the E-Type caused a sensation, with all the promise of its looks confirmed by a 150mph top speed and 0-60 and 0-100mph in 6.9 and 16.2 seconds respectively. In October 1964 it was joined by the 4.2 litre model, apart from the capacity increase giving improved torque but the same power, it boasted a new all synchromesh gearbox.
With the Series 2 of October 1968, however, US emission and safety regulations had their way, the E-Type losing some of its elegance and performance with, in US guise only, power reduced to 177bhp. Thankfully Jaguar responded in March 1971 by fitting its new 5,343cc twin-cam V12 engine - born of the quad-cam unit of the XJ13 sports racer - into the E-Type in both coupé and roadster forms.

Honour and pe