<B>1974 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES III V12 ROADSTER</B>
Lot 61
1974 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES III V12 ROADSTER
Sold for US$ 89,100 inc. premium

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1974 JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES III V12 ROADSTER

Chassis no. UE1S23843BW
Engine no. 7S14981LA

5,343cc SOHC V12 Cylinder Engine
4 Stromberg Carburetors
275bhp at 5,850rpm
Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Highly original and beautifully preserved condition
*Less than 21,000 miles from new
*The final evolution of the legendary Jaguar E-Type
*Offered with Heritage Trust Certificate



THE SERIES III JAGUAR E-TYPE

It was in 1971 that Jaguar introduced the Series III of their 20th Century classic E-Type, with the Walter Hassan/Harry Mundy-developed 5.3-liter SOHC V12 engine which became an industry standard for its combination of smoothly unobtrusive torque and power. With the large cross-slatted radiator grille – described by Motor Sport magazine as "a decorative birdcage" – flared wheel arches accommodating wider track and bigger tires, plus V12 nomenclature adorning the tail, these Series III cars continued all the American Federal Regulations features of the preceding Series II models while also adopting uprated brakes and power steering as standard. From the new Series launch in 1971 to the end of production in 1975, some 15,200 were manufactured.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Built in November of 1973, the sensational example of Jaguar's legendary V12 E-Type offered here left the Browns Lane Jaguar Works configured as a left hand drive car, destined for the US. It was finished in British Racing Green, and trimmed in a Cinnamon colored interior, and fitted with chrome wire wheels. It was imported through British Leyland Motors, Inc. to the selling dealer. Although the car's early history remains unknown, the E-Type is known to have been owned by prominent Colorado-based collector Roger Willbanks by the late 1990s before being purchased by the consignor in 2007. At the time of acquisition, this highly-original Series III E-Type was reported to have covered just 19,000 miles from new.

While a part of the consignor's impressive collection, this powerful Jaguar has been further preserved in its highly original state. It has received the needed service and maintenance, including fuel and cooling system work totaling over $8,000. The car was shown at the 2011 Carmel Concours on the Avenue event during the Pebble Beach week, where the car's 'time-capsule' condition must have impressed enthusiasts who appreciate truly original cars. The car runs very well, and the A/C works well.

Most recently featured in an article in Hemmings Sport and Classic magazine, this preservation-class E-Type has covered less than 21,000 miles from new, and must be one of the most original examples available anywhere.
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