£30,000 - £33,000



Registration: JAG 947                                
Chassis Number: 1S51036BW

Whilst the concept of the Jaguar E Type was without doubt one of the finest pieces of automotive design ever to be put into general production, one of the problems with its continued development was the inevitable weight gain. Throughout the 1960s ever more stringent safety legislation emanated from the USA and, as this market was a major breadwinner for Jaguar, it was perhaps unavoidable that the purity of the original design would be compromised to compete within it. Emissions legislation had forced the adoption of twin Stromberg carburettors on trans-Atlantic bound cars resulting in a reduction in power to 177bhp instead of the quoted 265bhp for European examples breathing through triple Webers.

However, the balance was to be redressed with the introduction of the Series 3 model powered by Jaguar’s new 5.3-litre, overhead camshaft V12 developing 272bhp. This resulted in a top speed in excess of 140mph with 0-100 mph taking just 16 seconds, the fastest ever acceleration figures for the model. Revisions to the running gear included anti-dive geometry on the front suspension and ventilated disc brakes. Power steering was standard and flared wheel arches were incorporated to allow fitment of wider rubber to maintain grip.

A deeper radiator aperture with chrome grille completed the restyle. With manual or automatic transmission options the Series 3 ensured the immortal E Type would survive into the new decade of the 1970s.

First registered in March of 1972, this Jaguar E-Type Series III Fixed Head Coupe was specified from new in Regency Red with a leather interior in beige. A very original car, the E-Type has had six owners from new, and covered under 63,000 miles, as supported by a number of MoT certificates dating back to the early 1980s.

In 2013 the E-Type benefitted from overhauling of its cylinder heads and a replacement steering rack (at a cost of £5796), and more recently a replacement brake servo and master cylinder. In our opinion the Jaguar would now benefit from minor cosmetic improvements to the paintwork and trim, and tidying of the engine bay.

This genuine E-Type is offered with current and older MoT certificates, UK V5C and previous V5 registration documents, previous receipts, older correspondence and photographs.

Auction Date: 23rd Sep 2023 at 2pm

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Sale Dates:
23rd Sep 2023 2pm (Lots 1 to 39)