1977 Jaguar E-Type SIII

V12 Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1977
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Old English White
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Fine Motor Cars
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX

Saturday 5th July 2008 at 14.30

Perhaps no other manufacturer but Jaguar could be expected to pull off the same trick twice and get away with it. Certainly the brilliant, even great, E-Type was going to be a very hard act to follow when, a decade on, some aspects of its design were beginning to show their age. Notably the E-Type had been putting on weight as it approached middle-age - a phenomenon sadly known to cars as well as human beings and its legendary performance was not what it once was. Jaguar''s solution was, effectively, to give the car a heart transplant. Thus the upcoming V12 - an engine of some magnificence - was brought into early service to create the Series 3 E-Type. There were historical echoes here too because the legendary XK engine, now being superseded, was also originally slated for a saloon but found itself diverted into an equally succes