c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP

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Lot 405*
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster
Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP

Sold for £ 42,550 (US$ 53,501) inc. premium
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster
Chassis no. 1S52159
Engine no. 7S12896SP

Footnotes

  • 'The V12 E-Type was at its best as a long-distance, high-speed tourer. There were few cars which could match its top speed and 120/130mph cruising ability, even amongst the exotica from Italy, and none at all the silence and smoothness of its engine.' – Paul Skilleter, The Jaguar E-Type.

    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 what would be the final version - 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 comfortably 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 right-hand drive Series III roadster has been kept in museum storage since its acquisition by the current vendor and will require re-commissioning before returning to the road (we are advised that the clutch does not work). A total of 22,201 miles is displayed on the odometer and the body and paintwork are described as in original condition, with no dents to the former.

    No Reserve.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the chassis and engine numbers should read as follows: Chassis: 1S 2159 Engine: 7S12896SB Please note the purchaser of this lot will be responsible to pay EU import duty.
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c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP
c.1971 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S52159 Engine no. 7S12896SP
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