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1972 Rare In V12 Manual! For Sale

  • Right Hand Drive
  • 40,666 Miles
  • Manual, 4 speed
  • Petrol
  • 1972
  • Red
  • Dealer
  • New Zealand

Description

Last of the E-Type family that's more GT than sports car.

The Series 3 is the best sorted of them all, as well as the cheapest way to buy this legendary big cat because while the earlier cars still carry a significant premium, the Series 3 is the most usable E-type of them all.

When Jaguar unveiled the third iteration of its E-type in 1971 there were sharp intakes of breath. Here was a car with a wheelbase stretched by nine inches compared with its predecessor, so its cabin was as spacious as an E-type 2+2’s, things improved a little further by the car’s width increasing by an inch. Power came from an engine with twice as many cylinders as before.

Compared with the six-cylinder editions that went before, the S3 is a completely different animal with its V12 engine.

Its bigger and more spacious than its predecessors while also being much more relaxed to drive. But it’s certainly no slouch as it can go from 0-60mph in just 6. 4 seconds and it tops out at 142mph, so there’s no shortage of urge.

ABOUT THIS CAR

 Chassis#: 1S50866
 FHC 2+2
 VERY GOOD Condition and very well maintained - one of the best we've had...
 Good provenance - comes with a very comprehensive file demonstrating maintenance history, and upkeep.
 Today, the car is best described as an older restoration that is still in beautiful condition.
 Brand new hood-lining.
 Factory RHD - this car was imported from South Africa and was first registered in New Zealand in 1999.
 One owner in New Zealand for the last 24 years.
 Beautiful grand tourer - an absolute delight to drive especially with 4 speed Manual transmission.
 Power Steering.
 Mechanically sound - awesome to drive and comes with the most beautiful note
 Comes complete with spare wheel, jack, tools and lots of books and lots of other facory records.
 STUNNING CAR!

VALUES - The ceiling for these cars nowadays is generally around NZD200K, although the odd exceptional car might change hands for a bit more – potentially as much as NZD235K.

Some are advertised for more than this but whether or not they sell is a moot point. At this level such cars are really aimed at collectors who are unlikely to use their cars; they’ll be completely restored; best of the best examples. Quite a few Series 3 owners do use their Jaguars a fair bit for touring, and to buy something suitable you should expect to spend somewhere between NZD185K and NZD200K for a really nice 2+2.

E-types are still coming back from the US, but these are more often six-cylinder cars rather than V12s. Obviously, they’ll be in left-hand drive form and such cars will always be worth less in NZ unless they’re converted to right-hand drive.

It’s taken a long time but the market has now latched on to the fact that the S3 is a great car.

However, part of the reason for the increase in values is they’ve been dragged up by the earlier cars becoming so expensive to buy that enthusiasts can no longer afford them, so they’re turning to the V12 models instead. That makes the S3 sound like the poor relation, but the V12-powered E-type is no consolation price, as it’s the most usable of the breed. Its also the most highly developed.

For a long time many E-type fans bought a V12 because they couldn’t afford anything else, but the cat is now out of the bag and classic car fans are appreciating this E-type in its own right.

With great specialist and club support, the S3 makes huge sense on many levels; these cars are surprisingly usable, even on the longest journeys.

Will be sold WOF'd and Registered if Sold in New Zealand.

FINANCE AVAILABLE!

TRANSPORT / SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

Viewing Weekdays By Appointment Only!

Waimak Classic Cars

Waimak Classic Cars

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400 Listings since 2021

Vehicle location

PO Box 373 Rangiora 7440 North Canterbury New Zealand
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Advert Details

Advert type:
For Sale
Category:
Classic Cars
Country:
New Zealand
Reference number:
C1732374
Listed on:
29/05/2024
Make:
Jaguar
Model:
E-Type
Year:
1972
Colour:
Red
Seller type:
Dealer

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