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1973 Jaguar E-type Series III Roadster

Lot No.: 358

Registration: tba
Chassis Number: UDIS21197
Engine Number: 7S8613LB
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 5900
Year of Manufacture: 1973
Estimate (£): 65,000 - 75,000
(+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.

Offered here is a 1973, left-hand drive, Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster fitted with a manual gearbox and destined for its first owner in the USA. Finished in British Racing Green, it has a black leather interior, black carpets throughout and a black vinyl roof.

Prior to our vendor taking ownership and importing the car into the U.K, this lovely Jaguar was the recipient of significant refurbishment. This included fresh paint and a re-trimmed interior, as well as a full service. The exterior of the car and the brightwork present really well, as does the interior and soft top.

Since arriving in the U.K, the car has been through the workshop of Aston Martin specialists, Newlands Motors in East Sussex, where a new clutch has been fitted along with a radiator and other minor service items. The car will arrive at the sale with a NOVA reference number, allowing a new purchaser to obtain an MOT and thereafter, a UK V5c. Left-hand drive, Series IIIs are one of the most affordable ways to enter E-Type ownership, and this US-spec example in Racing Green, with its chrome luggage rack and chrome wire wheels, is a perfect opportunity.