1973 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12

Highlights

  • Only 31,013 miles from new
  • Matching numbers
  • Superb condition throughout
  • Matching hardtop 

The Appeal


The Jaguar E-Type is often hailed as one of the most beautiful cars ever made, and the Series 3 V12 epitomises this classic British design. Introduced in 1971, the Series 3 brought significant upgrades, including the powerful 5.3-liter V12 engine, making it a highly desirable model for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

This particular E-Type stands out with its exceptionally low mileage of just 31,013 and its stunning Old English White finish, complemented by a red leather interior and a black mohair hood. The car's condition is a testament to its careful ownership and limited use, having been imported to the UK in 2021 and meticulously maintained since. The vehicle's superb paintwork, excellent brightwork, and pristine interior make it a prime example of this iconic model, ready to provide its next owner with both aesthetic pleasure and a thrilling driving experience.

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in the UK in 1973
  • Exported to Sweden in 1977
  • Imported to the UK by the current owner and registered in 2021
  • Registered as a historic vehicle, making it tax and MOT exempt
  • Heritage Certificate
  • V5 present and correct
  • Owners manual included
  • Some invoices from the import process available
  • Document in Swedish indicating very few owners and storage from 1979 to 2002, with the mileage documented throughout
  • Invoice dated 2022 for bonnet respray
  • Invoice dated 2022 for new clutch slave cylinder and various parts
  • Invoice dated 2021 for oil and filter change

The Condition

  • Old English White paintwork in superb condition
  • Excellent condition brightwork from bumper to headlights
  • All five wire spoke wheels in excellent condition
  • Red leather interior with black dashboard in very good condition
  • Red carpeting in very good condition
  • Seats show very light wear on bolsters
  • Dashboard, controls, dials, and switches present very well
  • Black mohair hood in superb condition
  • Talbot bonnet-mounted mirrors
  • Excellent condition exterior light lenses, trim, and badges
  • Jaguar mud flaps on the rear
  • Boot mounted chrome luggage rack with matching wicker basket and leather straps
  • Matching hard-top comes with the car 

The exterior of this Jaguar E-Type is in superb condition, with its Old English White paintwork a perfect match for the classic E-Type shape. All of the exterior elements from the brightwork to the wheels present in the same superb condition as the paintwork, making for a truly exceptional looking car. 

The red leather interior is equally impressive, offering a luxurious and comfortable ride, with only minor wear visible on the seat bolsters. The black mohair hood appears to be virtually unused, perfectly matching the car's classic look. This car has clearly been cherished and maintained to the highest standard, making it an outstanding example of this iconic model.



The Mechanics

  • Fantastic original 5,343cc V12 engine
  • Invoice for new clutch slave cylinder in 2022
  • Recent oil and filter change
  • Engine and engine bay present superbly
  • The owner reports that the car drives beautifully with no known issues
  • The big V12 starts easily and sounds fantastic through the quad exhaust
  • The car idles smoothly
  • The underside appears to be in exceptional condition

The mechanical condition of this E-Type is as impressive as its appearance. The powerful 5.3-litre V12 engine is in excellent shape, starting easily and delivering a fantastic sound through the distinctive four fishtail exhaust. Recent maintenance includes a new clutch slave cylinder and an oil and filter change, ensuring that the car runs smoothly and reliably. The condition of the underside and all of the visible mechanical components is exceptional, it looks like this car has never seen a drop of moisture in its life. 



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Auction Details
  • Year 1973
  • Make Jaguar
  • Model E-Type
  • Colour White
  • Mileage 31,013 Miles
  • Engine size 5343
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bodmin
  • County Cornwall
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
49 Bids
  • ga•••• £64,500 11/07/24
  • Cl•••• £64,000 11/07/24
  • ga•••• £63,500 11/07/24
  • Cl•••• £63,000 11/07/24
  • ga•••• £62,500 11/07/24
  • Cl•••• £62,000 11/07/24
  • ga•••• £61,500 11/07/24
  • Cl•••• £61,000 11/07/24
  • ga•••• £60,000 11/07/24
  • gl•••• £59,500 11/07/24

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