JAGUAR E-TYPE SERIES III FHC
A well presented example of a British icon, with rare manual transmission.
Old English White paintwork, 4-Speed manual transmission, Power steering, Wire wheels, Rear seats, leather three spoke steering wheel, Lockable glove compartment, Driver and passenger-side door mirrors, Dash clock, Seat belts, Spare wheel.
The classic Old English White paintwork presents in good condition, with no signs of corrosion or rust spots. The paint itself retains a deep shine, with all brightwork also remaining in fine order. The Webasto folding sunroof is in great condition and remains free from any marks or tears.
The interior of this E-Type remains in good order throughout. The seats are free of any rips, tears, or scuffs with some age-related patina given its 50-year lifespan! The dashboard and switchgear also present well with no major imperfections. The car benefits from new headlining, and the Perspex wind deflector is also in very good condition.
WHEELS AND TYRES
The E-Type sits on 15-inch chrome wire wheels, all of which have been reconditioned and remain in near perfect condition. The matching white wall tyres have plenty of tread all round.
SERVICE HISTORY & PROVENANCE
First registered on 26th November 1971, this E-Type is believed to have covered just 35,500 miles from new. Within the history file you are presented with a stack of previous invoices and paperwork, details of old MOT’s and even the original green card registration document. Both keys, original owner’s handbook and plastic wallet are also present.
Having seen very light use in recent years, paired with attentive ownership, this E-Type offers great levels of usability alongside its irrefutably iconic status and is ready to be driven and enjoyed.
THE DRIVE & ENGINE
The Series III was the most powerful E-Type made, with Jaguars mighty 5.3-litre V12 under the bonnet producing a respectable 272bhp. On test this car drives very well, pulling through the gears with ease. This example has been lovingly looked after throughout its lifetime with no expense spared to keep it in roadworthy condition.
Recent improvements include (but are not limited to) the restoration of the rear subframe, overhaul of carburettors, new shock absorbers front and rear, fitment of new electronic ignition kit, replacement of gearbox remounting assembly and a new fuel tank. Invoices for previous work carried out throughout the car’s life can be found in the history file.