1974 Jaguar E-Type SIII

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Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    4/1974
  • Mileage 
    38 523 mi / 61 997 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    UD1S22901BW
  • Lot number 
    1
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Sable Brown
  • Interior colour 
    White
  • Interior brand colour 
    Creme
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Brown
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Performance 
    244 PS / 180 kW / 241 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Buy in aftersale at auctomobile.com for €62.000
US example (lifetime California only)
Exceptional color Sable Brown
5.3 liter 12-cylinder with 244 PS
Regularly used and serviced
Original service book, full service history
After a complete service
No rust, fully functional
Other features: possibility of assisting with transport, storage and Trusted Checkout payment

Ever-tightening U.S. emission regulations were threatening the very existence of the E-type at the dawn of the '70s. The 4.2-liter XK straight-six was at the end of its development so a bore or stroke increase was out of the question. The 5.3-liter aluminum V-12 that was under development at Jaguar seemed to be the answer. It weighed less than the venerable XK six and produced slightly more horsepower than the six had in three carb Series I form.

For the V-12 Series III, Jaguar dropped the two-seater coupe and offered only the 2+2 coupe and the convertible, the latter sharing the 2+2’s long wheelbase. Flared wheel arches and an even bigger, busier grille than the Series II rounded out the cosmetic changes. Performance was roughly restored to Series I levels but the car was far less sporting in nature. Still, it could have been remembered better had it not been produced at one of the worst times for the British auto industry. But all of the things that afflicted the cars when new can be addressed today (and in fact, most have been over the years). A Series III E-type does, however, get you into top down V-12 motoring for a fraction of the cost of a comparable Ferrari.

This US example spend the whole life only in sunny California until imported to the Czech Republic in 2016. It has Czech historic registration and an US title.

The car is presented in an exceptional color Sable Brown. It equipped with a 3-speed automatic gearbox and a 5.3 liter 12-cylinder engine producing 244 PS. It is regularly used and serviced and comes with original service book and full service history. There is no rust and the car is fully functional.

A complete service included: - refills incl. gearboxes, - tuned and cleaned by carburettors, - differential and cardan adjustment, - new heating valve - new rubber seals around the door, - overcrowded engine and gearbox - new chassis components (silent blocks, pins)