Jaguar E-Type V12
Lot 243
1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster with factory hardtop Chassis no. UD1S21059 Engine no. 78S449LA
Sold for €59,800 (US$ 75,760) inc. premium

Lot Details
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1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster with factory hardtop
Chassis no. UD1S21059
Engine no. 78S449LA
'Of the coupe and the roadster, the latter is certainly the most attractive to look at in any of its three forms: hard- or soft-tops and open. The natural habitat of the E-Type is the open road, preferably the Continental road; hood down, high in the Alps, there can be few more enjoyable companions than a V12 "E", and you might even be able to hear the music of a V12 on song echoing off the mountainside.' - Classic Cars, February 1974.
This beautiful E-Type was imported into the Netherlands in the 1990s from sunny California by 'The Roadster Group', a company that specialised in sourcing low mileage cars from the USA. At the time the Jaguar had approximately 16,000 miles recorded on the odometer, and was sold to a Dutch gentleman who moved to Belgium in 2001. The last Dutch technical survey (dated 21/5/2001) shows a recorded mileage of 17,571, while at the first Belgian technical survey on 26th September that same year the mileage was recorded as 19,229 miles. Since then the car has seen very little use, making only a single 'around the block' trip of a couple of miles each year. The current mileage is only 19,474, which is approximately 31,360 kilometres!
The E-Type is reported to be in very solid and original condition overall, its body being un-welded and rust free, while the exterior has been repainted once (in the original silver colour), the interior being factory original. Renewed in recent years, the soft-top is dark red and its matching original cover is present. Other noteworthy features include the desirable four-speed manual gearbox, a very rare original factory hardtop in body colour, period-correct wood-rim steering wheel and five original 15" chromed wire wheels. A major mechanical service and check-up has just been completed and a new battery and cut-off switch fitted. The car comes with Belgian registration papers and is described as 'ready to go'.

Entre le coupé et le roadster, ce dernier est certainement le plus séduisant dans n'importe laquelle de ses trois versions : avec hard-top, capoté ou décapoté. L'habitat naturel de la Type E est la grand' route, de préférence sur le continent ; capote baissée, dans les Alpes, il n'existe pas de meilleur compagnon qu'une Type E V12 surtout quand on peut savourer l'écho de son chant répercuté par le rocher." – Classic Car, février 1974.
Cette superbe Type E V12 fut importée aux Pays-Bas dans les années 1990 en provenance du soleil californien par 'The Roadster Group', firme axée sur la rechercher de voitures à faible kilométrage aux Etats-Unis. A l'époque, cette Jaguar qui affichait environ 16,000 miles (25,000 km) au compteur fut vendue à un Hollandais qui s'installa en Belgique en 2001. Le dernier contrôle technique hollandais (daté du 21/5/2001) indique un kilométrage de 17,571 miles, tandis que le premier contrôle belge du 26 septembre indique 19,229 miles. La voiture a peu roulé depuis cette date en ne parcourant que quelques kilomètres par an pour la forme. Le kilométrage actuel est de 19,474 miles (environ 31,160 km) !
Cette Type E est réputée être en état d'origine très sain à tous points de vue, avec une caisse exempte de corrosion et de trace de réparation, tandis que la carrosserie a été repeinte une fois (dans sa teinte argent originale). L'intérieur est d'origine. Refaite récemment, la capote est rouge foncé et le couvre-capote, de teinte assortie, est d'origine. Parmi les caractéristiques intéressantes, citons la désirable boîte mécanique à quatre rapports, un très rare hard-top d'usine d'origine couleur caisse, un volant en bois correct d'époque et cinq roues fils chromées de 15 pouces. La voiture a bénéficié d'un récent entretien complet et d'une vérification mécanique et un coupe-circuit général a été monté. Prête à prendre la route, cette Type E V12 possède ses papiers belges.


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