This is a beautiful 1971 Jaguar E-Type SIII V12 Fixed Head Coupe, a US Supplied Left Hand Drive, Automatic example,finished in Regency Red with Grey Hide. She is an older restoration and has had recent work in excess of £10,000 bringing her up to a really great driving standard. She is UK Registered and is ready for her next owner.
One consequence of the E-Type's long process of development had been a gradual increase in weight, but a good measure of the concomitant loss of performance was restored in 1971 with the arrival of the Series III V12. Weighing only 80lb more than the cast-iron-block 4.2-liter XK six, the new all-alloy, 5.3-liter, overhead-camshaft V12 produced 272bhp, an output good enough for a top speed in excess of 140mph. Further good news was that the 0-100mph time of around 16 seconds made the V12 the fastest-accelerating E-Type ever.
Other mechanical changes beneath the Series III's more aggressive looking exterior included ventilated front disc brakes, anti-dive front suspension, Lucas transistorized ignition and Adwest power-assisted steering, while automatic transmission was one of the more popular options on what was now more of a luxury Grand Tourer than out-and-out sports car. Flared wheel arches, a deeper radiator air intake complete with grille, and a four-pipe exhaust system distinguished the Series III from its six-cylinder forbears, plus, of course, that all-important 'V12' boot badge. The interior though, remained traditional Jaguar, and the Series III E-Type continued the Jaguar tradition of offering a level of performance and luxury unrivalled at the price.
Our car was originally supplied to New York, USA and was finished in British Racing Green with Black Hide, during the restoration the colours were changed to what you see today, a much brighter scheme for sure. We have a nice hisotry folder with the car including many recent invoices including a gearbox rebuild and much general service work. A nice piece of Jaguar history also is that she has been signed by the Famous Jaguar test Driver, Norman Dewis, on the tailgate. She presents beautifully today and is ready to drive anywhere. We have priced her to sell quickly.
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