1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2206BW
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1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster
Registration no. YYY 444G Chassis no. 1S2206BW
Sold for £ 57,500 (US$ 74,928) inc. premium

Lot Details
1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2206BW 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2206BW 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2206BW 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2206BW 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2206BW 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2206BW 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2206BW 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2206BW 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2206BW 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2206BW 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2206BW 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster  Chassis no. 1S2206BW
1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster
Registration no. YYY 444G
Chassis no. 1S2206BW
*12-cylinder performance and refinement
*Automatic transmission
*Circa 2,000 miles since an engine rebuild
*Few owners

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 3 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 3'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 3 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 floor pan introduced on the Series 2 '2+2', the Series 3 E-Type continued the Jaguar tradition of offering a level of performance and luxury unrivalled at the price.

    This right-hand drive, automatic-transmission, Series 3 roadster was acquired by previous owner Andrew Osbourne circa 2012 from one Michael Clive. According to notes on file, Mr Clive acquired the car in November 1973; it is listed on the V5 as first registered on 8th October 1973 so must have had one very brief previous owner if this is the case. In addition, there are sundry invoices on file for works dating back to the early 1980s, including an engine rebuild (1988), engine top-end overhaul (1993), and another engine rebuild by Canfield Engineering at cost of £6,428 (2004), since when some 2,000 miles have been covered. New brake pads and a hood bag have been fitted by Britannia Motor Engineering, these being the most recent works (undated). MoT certificates dating back to 1977 record the mileage total as 28,493 at that time, while the latest certificate (May 2016) records a total of circa 16,000, indicating an actual total of circa 116,000 miles.
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