Classics, passion for the past

1973 Jaguar E-Type-Series-3 Roadster

£ 84995

Body Convertible
Odometer 49900
Fuel type Petrol
Engine 5.3L
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Primrose yellow
Interior Color Black
Upholstery Leather
Steering Rhd
1973 Jaguar E-type V12 Roadster in Primrose Yellow Automatic. Registration No: 18VT which is included in the sale and has been on the car since 1976.
A decade after the Jaguar E-Type arrived, the design progressively matured through various developments until 1971 when the Series 3 was introduced. Designed to showcase the new smooth and torquey 5.3-litre engine, originally developed for Le Mans, the Series 3 cars were available as a 'Roadster' (convertible) or a '2+2' Coupé. These later cars are easily distinguished from their six-cylinder predecessors by the large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches, wider tyres, a pronounced bonnet bulge, updated bumpers, four exhaust tips and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12. It also featured uprated brakes, power steering as standard and a large horizontal scoop added to the underside of the bonnet to assist with cooling. The interior was entirely new in the V12, with more comfortable seating, stylish new door panels and a smaller, dished and leather-rimmed steering wheel. Being slightly larger and altogether much softer in nature, the E-Type in Series 3 form had lost the wildness of its youth but gained the long-legged touring profile, to which it was arguably better suited. Approximately 7,990 Series 3 Roadsters were sold worldwide before production ceased in 1975.
This Jaguar E type V12 is an original UK right hand drive matching numbers car with a Heritage Certificate, original book pack and weather equipment. Automatic with only 4 total keepers and warranted 49,900 miles. Finished in the original strident combination of Primrose Yellow bodywork and Black leather upholstery. Manufactured in 1973 it was first supplied to Lathams of Loughborough for use as a demonstrator car and was first registered 3rd May 1974. Since then it has had just four keepers to date; the second one of whom, a Group Captain, retained the car from 1976 to 2010. Offered with a large collection of MOTs which endorse the low mileage of 49,900. The car comes with a pair of keys; wheel tools and tool roll and full weather kit. The car was serviced in 2019 including engine fettling costing c.£5,000 with this invioce on file. The car also has an MOT till June 2021 with no advisories. Upon test drive this E type drove fantastically with a very smooth automatic gearbox mated to the V12 engine she pulled with a very strong engine and was a real pleasure to drive. This Jaguar is just waiting to be enjoyed in new hands. Absolutely any inspection is welcome. All major debit and credit cards accepted. Please contact us for any further information. UK mainland delivery included.