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1974 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series III
Lot No.: 343
Registration: BSS 246M
Chassis Number: UE1S24565
Engine Number: 7S15712LB
Number of cylinders: 12
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Estimate (£): 50,000 - 58,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
We all love the ‘boulevard drive’ of the Series III E-Type, but when mated to a manual gearbox (as our car is), it truly is a magnificent tourer.
This lovely 1974 example benefitted from a major service in November 2016. At the same time, a host of fiddly jobs were attended to and the wiring was generally tidied up, however, no structural work was required. This isn’t true for the paintwork, however, where a respray would certainly be welcomed. This may provide a new keeper with an opportunity to consider a colour change, although certainly, for this scribe, I think its original Sable Brown with complementing Tan leather is a handsome period combination and well suited to an E-Type.
Despite the paint, the exterior chrome work and trim are all complete and the cabin is in good order with all the switchgear, door cards, carpets and trim only lightly worn, save for a few unsightly cracks in the top roll. The leather seats are in good order too, though were it my car, I’d be tempted to re-stuff the headrests which have begun to sag as they all do. It’s worth noting at this point too, that the wheels and tyres are in exceptionally good order, as is the mohair soft-top.
Offered with, what we understand to be, factory air conditioning, a Blaupunkt stereo, and an MOT valid until November 2017, this is a car which is screaming out to be used having covered very few miles in the past 18 months. A few little ‘pride of ownership’ jobs carried out over time could lift this car tremendously for very little expenditure, just time, patience and a little know-how. All this has been allowed for in today’s guide price which we believe is sporting for a car of this calibre.