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1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III Roadster

Lot No.: 254

Registration: TLH 160M
Chassis Number: 1S2283
Engine Number: 7S13122SA
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 5343
Year of Manufacture: 1973
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 70,000 - 80,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

From 1961, the E-Type evolved and improved throughout its long lifecycle from the original Series 1 Coupés and Roadsters, through the Series 2 cars of the late 1960s, until finally the Series 3 arrived in late 1971, this 5.3 V12 being only available as a convertible or a '2+2'.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 III 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 III Roadsters were sold worldwide before production ceased in 1975.

This particular manual Jaguar E-type Series III roadster is a home-market right-hand drive car first registered in the UK on 20th September 1973. Finished in the striking colour of pale blue, it has a dark blue leather interior, blue carpets throughout and a black mohair hood.

Having had only three former owners, the current keeper has had the car since 1981 and in his care has had numerous upgrades and work carried out to ensure it remains in good condition. Works over the years have included: a new OPUS ignition system, new Halogen headlamps, new seat covers and carpets, new front and rear bumpers, a new floor-pan, and rebuilt carburettors. At 60,000 miles, the engine received a ‘top-end' overhaul.

Supplied with a UK V5c and a solid history file, this cherished, low-owner Series III roadster is now showing 84,000 miles on the odometer and is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.