1974 Jaguar E-Type Convertible 5.3L series IIISOLD

RM Vintage Motorcars in Arizona - Biltmore Resort & Spa, Friday January 19, 2007

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ESTIMATE: $40,000 - $60,000
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

$66,000 Sold

12-cylinder engine, four single-barrel carburetors, three-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel independent suspension and power assisted four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 105"

The first E-Type Jaguar sports cars arrived late in 1961 and were as stunning as their original XK counterparts had been a dozen years before, despite the fact that the new model bore little resemblance to the original XK 120. First powered by a 3.8 liter and then a 4.2 liter six-cylinder engine, in 1971 the all new, ultra-smooth V12 was placed under the hood. It was Jaguar ’ s first new engine since the twin cam Six had debuted in the XK 120. Known as Series III cars, they were based on the original E-Type unibody platforms with sub-frames.

From the outside the, Series III Jaguars featured a larger bonnet bulge, larger, flared wheel openings, a slightly wider track and a different grille and bumpers. The convertible now rode on the longer 105-inch wheelbase. As a result the doors and sills were longer and the length and depth of the floorpan increased. There was also an additional nine inches of luggage space behind the seats with a hinged lid to assist storage and increase security. A large horizontal scoop was added to the underside of the bonnet to assist in cooling. The interior was entirely new in the V12 including the seats and door panels. The center console was now vacuum formed with a simulated leather finish and a smaller, dished, leather-rimmed steering wheel was fitted.

Standard equipment in 1974 included leather faced, semi-reclining bucket seats with an almond Ambla trimmed interior, tachometer, trip odometer and Dunlop whitewall tires on 15-inch wheels. The convertible ’ s trunk was covered in a Hardura beige fabric. Optional equipment for the E-Type included air conditioning, chrome wire wheels, an AM/FM stereo, and a three-speed automatic transmission, just like the example presented here.

Finished in British Racing Green with a biscuit leather interior and a black top, the 1974 Jaguar XKE Roadster is an exceptional 19,000 original mile vehicle. For decades, the car has resided in the private collection of a prominent collector who has done everything right to maintain the E-Type ’ s impressive condition. With the potent V12 engine mated to an automatic transmission and a fresh set of Pirelli tires, this is a very impressive, powerful and pleasant driving classic sports car ready for action.

Reference Number 5882

as of 1/11/2007

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Car 1974 Jaguar E-Type Convertible 5.3L series III
VIN UE1S23843 
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