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Jaguar Type E V12 cabriolet

Reference Number 127359

as of 5/23/2011

Overview
Car 1974 Jaguar Type E V12 cabriolet
VIN UE1S25480 
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Known History

Long bonnet, fluid shape, rakish nose? when the E-type first made its appearance at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, nobody had ever seen anything like it. Owing much to the racing D-Type (with a rear fin that wowed fans as much as its victories in the 24 Heures du Mans), it was equipped with the six cylinder 3.8-litre twin-cam engine from the XK150. This was an advanced car ? it was built as a monocoque, featuring all round independent suspension, with the rear suspension mounted on a separate sub-frame. Despite being priced much lower than the competiton, the new Jaguar displayed excellent road holding and handling capabilities and a top speed of nigh on 240km/h. Over the years, this splendid motor car continued to evolve, with developments including a 4.2-litre engine, a new gearbox and various aesthetic modifications, before arriving at the version which would boost sales: the V12 E-type. The new 12 cylinder 5.3-litre engine was not that much more powerful than the six-cylinder version, but it offered unbelievable torque that gave it a much smoother drive.

 

Originally from the US, the E-type on offer was bought near Roche-Posay in France in 1998, by a cereal farmer with a passion for helicopters and old cars. In 2004 the engine had a ?18,500 rebuild by Steel Motor Home in Puteaux, (invoices included in the file). The steering rack was overhauled at the same time. In British racing green with beige leather interior, it is complete with luggage rack and wire wheels, and a fitted Jaguar cover. Having used the car regularly in Paris, the owner has preferred to leave on the ź banana ╗ bumpers to prevent damage from the inevitable parking incidents. With summer arriving, here is the perfect chance to enjoy the weather, at the wheel of a legendary classic with a rebuilt engine