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A decade after the original Jaguar E-Type arrived, the design progressively matured through 1971 with the introduction of the Series 3. Designed to showcase the new smooth and torquey 5.3-litre V12 engine, originally developed for Le Mans, the Series 3 cars were available as a Roadster (convertible) or a 2+2 Coupé.
Presented here is a UK right-hand drive 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 2+2 Coupe with a manual gearbox. Finished in its original colours of Primrose Yellow with a red leather interior, the car was laid up in 1986 due to a radiator leak and it remained dormant, but importantly stored in a dry garage, for the next 25 years. It wasn’t until 2011 that it was sold as a car in need of recommissioning and the project was undertaken by the purchaser. The bodywork was taken back to bare metal and necessary metalwork repairs were carried out to the right-hand door skin, wheel arches and sill end panels on the left and right sides. Once completed, everything was dry-fitted before being disassembled again and the body prepared for fresh paint. A new wiring loom was fitted along with a new fuel tank and new door rubbers. The suspension was rebuilt with new ball-joints, Polybushes, shock absorbers and radius arms and the brakes had new discs and pads. The fuel system was replaced, pipework, pumps and carburettors overhauled. The engine and gearbox were checked over but no new internal parts were needed, only seals, gaskets and fluids. The leather upholstery was in very sound condition, with only a small tear in the driver's seat, which was repaired and the leather renovated. The headlining, which had been stained from storage, was replaced.
Now showing 65,000 miles on the odometer this car is supplied with a UK V5c, a heritage certificate confirming its matching numbers and a solid history file. This E-Type is now ready to start the next chapter of its life and be enjoyed.