1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213

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1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé
Registration no. CVC 999K Chassis no. 1S51213

Sold for £ 46,000 (US$ 60,716) inc. premium
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé
Registration no. CVC 999K
Chassis no. 1S51213
*Original colour combination
*Desirable manual transmission
*Professionally restored in 2006
*Minimal use since restoration
*Offered from a sizeable private collection

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, and the Series III E-Type continued the Jaguar tradition of offering a level of performance and luxury unrivalled at the price.

    This delightful E-Type V12 with the desirable manual gearbox was manufactured on 6thApril 1972 and despatched on 26th April to Jaguar main dealer Henlys of Coventry. The original colour combination was Willow Green with a beige leather interior, the same as it is today, and car retains it original registration.

    Purchased by the current vendor in 2003 at an auction, the car was treated in 2006 to a bare-metal restoration by respected classic car restorer and race preparation specialist Steve Hart of Kings Lynn. The accompanying invoice lists the works as: all body ancillaries removed; old paint removed to bare metal; all rust cut out and replaced with new metal; panel gaps adjusted; repainted in the original colour of Willow Green. At the same time the front suspension springs and rubbers were replaced with new ones; a new exhaust system fitted; and the body treated with Waxoyl. The interior was professionally cleaned and the original leather nourished with hide food. Having seen minimal use while in the vendor's impressive collection of some 90 cars, the E-Type still presents beautifully today. Representing a wonderful opportunity to own a desirable manual transmission V12 E-Type in a very charming period colour scheme, the car is offered with a JDHT certificate, sundry restoration invoices, and a V5C registration document.
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1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
1972 Jaguar E-Type V12 2+2 Coupé  Chassis no. 1S51213
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