1971 Jaguar Series 3 E-Type 2+2 Coupe V12


  • Genuine low mileage
  • Imported from America in 1989 and extensively restored 
  • One owner since 1991

The Appeal

A very desirable and very collectable example of Jaguar’s most famous classic car.

The Series 3 were built on a longer chassis and featured the 5.3 litre V12 Jaguar engine along with improved suspension, power steering, larger disc brakes and a more muscular appearance courtesy of its flared arches.

The V12 delivers greatly increased torque and plenty of acceleration when required which makes it a very useable and capable Grand Tourer.

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 1971 in USA
  • Re-imported to the UK in 1989 and subject to a full body restoration
  • by specialist restoration company
  • Converted to RHD
  • Purchased by the current owner in 1991, since which time it has been used very sparingly with regular MOTs and maintenance
  • Full interior retrim by Aldridge Trimming in 2017
  • MOT and Road Tax exempt 
  • Spare wheel, jack and wheel brace
  • Receipts for servicing and works through the years:
  • 21/05/2024 – MOT passed with advisories – windscreen damaged/two minor oil leaks/tyre perishing at 60,611 miles
  • 26/08/2022 – MOT passed with no advisories at 60,439 miles
  • 13/08/2021 – MOT passed with no advisories at 60,403 miles
  • 13/12/2017 – Invoice for trim repair/renewal from Aldridge trimming Ltd - £1920.41
  • 07/08/2015 – MOT carried out by A T Automotive, Dudley at 60,340 miles
  • 31/07/2014 – 14 old tax discs present
  • 22/07/2013 – MOT carried out by Motorvating, Upton on Severn at 60,286 miles
  • 06/01/2012 – V5C issued to Timothy Wilson
  • 19/06/2010 – MOT carried out at Motorvating, Upton on Severn at 60,189 miles
  • 05/11/2008 – MOT carried out by Motorvating, Upton on Severn at 60,147 miles
  • 08/11/2006 – Blue V5C issued to Timothy Wilson
  • 28/09/2006 – MOT carried out by Motorvating, Upton on Severn at 59,616 miles
  • 16/06/2005 – Anti Roll bar and level cap indicator purchased from David Manners - £30.08
  • 06/06/2005 – Top cooling pipes from David manners - £41.13
  • 28/09/2001 – MOT carried out by Tolleys Garage, Flyford Flavel at 59,134 miles
  • 05/06/1998 – Invoice for new exhaust from David manners - £522.88
  • 2/06/1997 – MOT carried out by D J Auto Classics, Upton on Severn – 58,682 miles
  • 05/06/1993 – MOT carried out by Area Hurst Ltd, Tipton at 58,581 miles
  • 16/10/1991 – Purchase invoice by Tim Wilson from Earlsway Classics Ltd at 58,191 - £13,000
  • 15/10/1991 – MOT carried out at Treadfast tyres Halesowen - 58,175
  • 02/10/1990 – MOT carried out by Lyttleton Service Station at 57,801 miles
  • 1989 – 1990 - Full bare metal body restoration carried out (many photos available) before being sold on via Earlsway Classics Ltd
  • 20/11/1989 – HM Customs import paperwork for Wednesbury Body Repair Centre. 
  • 18/05/1988 – Re registered in the UK as ODH62J
  • 18/05/1988 – Certificate of title, Blue Springs, State of Missouri – original ID 1570112BW – mileage 57,609

The Condition

  • Excellent Regency Red paintwork
  • Original steel wheels and hub-caps are all present and in good condition with an advisory on one of the tyres
  • Few small marks to be found in the otherwise excellent paintwork
  • Badges and external trim all present with pretty good chrome showing some very light surface pitting and light corrosion
  • Underneath appears good, clean and solid
  • Beige leather interior in excellent condition
  • Excellent perforated leather seats with no rips or tears
  • No cracks to dashboard 
  • Interior trim in good condition throughout 
  • Wool headlining in good condition with no sagging
  • Period radio
  • All gauges and dials work
  • Door cards all good
  • Carpets in good condition 
  • All electrics and functions are reported to be working correctly
  • Lights all work and are free from any cracks or damage
  • Clean and dry boot area containing the correct spare wheel and jack.

The Mechanics

  • 5.3 litre V12 engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • Converted to RHD
  • Stainless steel exhaust

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1971
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model E-Type
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 60,635 Miles
  • Engine size 5300
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Malvern
  • Location Worcestershire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
41 bids
  • hv•••• £39,750 14/06/24
  • po•••• £39,500 14/06/24
  • hv•••• £39,250 14/06/24
  • po•••• £39,000 14/06/24
  • hv•••• £38,500 14/06/24
  • po•••• £38,250 14/06/24
  • hv•••• £38,000 14/06/24
  • po•••• £37,750 14/06/24
  • hv•••• £37,250 14/06/24
  • po•••• £37,000 14/06/24
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