1972 Jaguar E-Type Convertible 5.3L series IIISOLD

1972 Jaguar E Type

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The E-Type Jaguar lands on a lot of lists: most beautiful cars of all time, most influential cars ever built, cars to own before you die, things like that. While there are certainly differences in the Series I, II and III cars, there's no denying that this 1972 E-Type 2 2 is a rock star. Refinished a few years ago in bright Signal Red, this E-Type is still the kind of car that makes little kids stop playing on the sidewalk, grown men turn to gape, and parking valets will always give it priority spots out in front. Of course, as any Jaguar expert will tell you, buying a solid car is your first priority, and this one is solid and rust-free, with none of the typical problem areas that plague these wonderful cars. The long bonnet fits well and doesn't shake as you drive, the doors close with a delicate click from the latches, and the bumpers fit tightly to the body, all suggesting that this car has always been clean, straight, and undamaged. The chrome and stainless trim is very good, with only a few signs of age, and the overall look is of a wonderful show and go cruiser. With twelve cylinders under the hood, nobody wants a Series III trailer queen, so this one is ideally suited to drive and enjoy. You'll definitely appreciate the expanded legroom that the longer wheelbase 2 2 offers, and the airy, bright cabin offers great sightlines in all directions. Black leather buckets are as inviting as the plush sofas in the finest British men's club, and offer a great blend of comfort and support for the spirited driving this car delivers. Jaguar stuck with the rocker switches across the dash for most of the secondary controls, as well as a full array of Smith's gauges that are all fully functional. The center console houses the most beautifully sculpted slender little shifter lever for the GM-sourced 3-speed automatic underneath, and a modern Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo head unit has been fitted. This luxurious cat also offers ice cold A/C, making it a wonderful high-speed touring companion under any conditions. The real reason you'll fall in love with this Jag is under the bonnet, where Jaguar's famous 5.3 liter V12 hums and snarls, delivering an exotic ambience with American-feeling bottom end torque. It's happy to idle in traffic without overheating, thanks to the larger grille opening and improved fans, but when you open it up, the freshly installed exhaust system with proper resonator and quad tips makes it easy to imagine you're bellowing down the front straight at Mulsanne. With freshly rebuilt carburetors and a thick binder full of receipts, you don't need to have any concerns about this car's mechanical fitness, either. Those chrome wire wheels are also original and beautifully preserved, now wearing modern whitewall radials. If you've dreamed of an E-Type all your life (and who hasn't?), here's your chance to own a solid, well-sorted Series III with no needs.

Reference Number 141551

as of 9/18/2011

Car 1972 Jaguar E-Type Convertible 5.3L series III
VIN 1S72461BW 
Mileage 70,050 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
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