Present owner since 1975,1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2685BW Engine no. 7S15475 SB

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Lot 206
Present owner since 1975, 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster
Registration no. WJJ 845M Chassis no. 1S2685BW Engine no. 7S15475 SB

Sold for £ 14,351 (US$ 19,113) inc. premium
Present owner since 1975
1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster
Registration no. WJJ 845M
Chassis no. 1S2685BW
Engine no. 7S15475 SB

Footnotes

  • One consequence of the E-Type’s long process of development had been a gradual increase in weight, but a good measure of the concomitant loss of performance was restored in 1971 with the arrival of the Series III V12. Weighing only 80lb more than the cast-iron-block 4.2-litre XK six, the new all-alloy, 5.3-litre, overhead-camshaft V12 produced 272bhp, an output good enough for a top speed in excess of 140mph. Further good news was that the 0-100mph time of around 16 seconds made the V12 the fastest-accelerating E-Type ever.
    Other mechanical changes beneath the Series III’s more aggressive looking exterior included ventilated front disc brakes, anti-dive front suspension, Lucas transistorised ignition and Adwest power-assisted steering, while automatic transmission was one of the more popular options on what was now more of a luxury Grand Tourer than out-and-out sports car. Flared wheelarches, a deeper radiator air intake complete with grille, and a four-pipe exhaust system distinguished the Series III from its six-cylinder forbears, plus, of course, that all-important 'V12' boot badge. The interior though, remained traditional Jaguar.
    Built in two-seat roadster and ‘2+2’ coupé versions, both of which used the long-wheelbase floorpan introduced on the Series II ‘2+2’, the Series III E-Type continued the Jaguar tradition of offering a level of performance and luxury unrivalled at the price.
    This automatic-transmission Series III roadster was purchased by the current owner in 1975 and has covered a mere 58,000 miles in total from new, 10,000 of them over the course of the past 12 years. We are advised that the car benefited from a ‘bare metal’ bodywork renovation and repaint circa 1986 that included injecting body cavities with Waxoyl (details of work and estimate on file) while the engine is reported as in perfect working order, registering good oil pressure. A stainless-steel exhaust system is a recent improvement. Presented in generally good condition, the vehicle is offered with sundry invoices, assorted expired MoT certificates, Swansea V5 registration document and current MoT.
Present owner since 1975,1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2685BW Engine no. 7S15475 SB
Present owner since 1975,1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2685BW Engine no. 7S15475 SB
Present owner since 1975,1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2685BW Engine no. 7S15475 SB
Present owner since 1975,1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2685BW Engine no. 7S15475 SB
Present owner since 1975,1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2685BW Engine no. 7S15475 SB
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