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1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Manual FHC

Lot No.: 171

Registration: TGF 279L
Chassis Number: 1S51447
Engine Number: 7579615A
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 5300
Year of Manufacture: 1972
Sold for (£): Result to follow

The world famous E-Type was introduced in 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show. It was initially designed and shown to the public as a rear-wheel drive grand tourer in a two-seater coupé form and later in a convertible body style. The 2+2 version with a lengthened wheelbase was released several years later. Throughout the life span of the E-type it has been regarded as one of the most iconic automobile design icons of the 1960's.

At launch, even Enzo Ferrari was quoted as saying it was "the most beautiful car in the world".

To say this is a fantastic find would be something of an understatement, a black manual V12 E type on wire wheels, it evokes so many images of what to many is the perfect classic car, looks, pace, rarity, the list goes on. According to a Heritage Certificate that comes with this car this particular car this is a matching numbers car that was built on the 26th October 1972 and supplied by a dealer in Hatfield. There are 4 old style MOT certificates included with the oldest one dated 2001 at which point the mileage was recorded at 67534, the car now has a speedometer reading of 67941

 We are informed by the vendor that whilst the engine hasn't run for some time it is reported to be internally free, the car itself is complete and offers a unique opportunity to buy a very special motor car. Please note according to the heritage certificate that comes with this car and the numbers supplied on the DVLA log book this may well be a matching numbers car, however Silverstone Auctions can in no way corroborate this and would ask all interested parties to carry out due diligence in relation to this issue.