Lot 165

1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V-12 Roadster

Offered from The Youngtimer Collection

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$100,000 - $120,000 USD  | Offered Without Reserve

United States | Miami Beach, Florida

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Chassis No.
UE 1S 24802
Engine No.
7S 15972 LA
Documents
Kuwait Vehicle Registration
To be offered on Saturday, 10 December 2022
  • Offered from The Youngtimer Collection
  • Well-presented example with desirable manual transmission and numbers-matching engine
  • Finished in factory-correct silver with a replacement red leather interior
  • 5.3-liter V-12 engine paired with a desirable four-speed manual transmission
  • Equipped with factory air conditioning and chrome wire wheels
  • Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Production Records Trace Certificate

With the launch of the Series 3 version in 1971, Jaguar shifted the E-Type’s character from sports car to grand tourer. The short-wheel-base coupe was discontinued, while the roadster gained the longer wheelbase of the remaining “2+2” coupe, which provided occupants with increased space and a more refined driving experience.

The previous inline six-cylinder engine was also discontinued. Under the bonnet was Jaguar’s newly developed 5.3-liter V-12 engine, which produced a claimed 272 horsepower and was said to propel the Series 3 E-Type from 0–60 mph in less than 7 seconds. Other mechanical upgrades included better brakes and standard power steering. Styling was updated with an enlarged and slatted front grille, flared wheel arches, wider tires, and a four-tip exhaust. Proudly mounted on the boot lid, a “V-12” badge touted the impressive engine onboard. An automatic transmission, air conditioning, and wire wheels were among the available options.

Completed on 6 February 1974, this Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V-12 Roadster is said to have been originally delivered to a gentleman in Colorado Springs. Finished from the factory in Silver over Black, the stylish sports car now sports a red leather interior that coordinates beautifully with the red soft-top. Making this roadster even more appealing are chrome wire wheels, a Nardi wood steering wheel, an AM/FM pushbutton radio, and air conditioning. Additionally, the powerful, numbers-matching, 5.3-liter V-12 engine is mated to a desirable four-speed manual transmission for a direct and responsive driving experience.

In 1982, this Jaguar is said to have come into the hands of its second owner, an Ohio resident who reportedly commissioned a cosmetic restoration. Later, the car was sold to an individual in Greenwich Connecticut, who reportedly invested a comprehensive mechanical refurbishment. Under current ownership since 2014, the car is accompanied by a tonneau cover, jack kit with hammer, service handbook, parts catalog, repair operation manual, and a Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust Production Records Trace Certificate.

With V-12 engines getting scarcer by the year as the trend toward downsizing continues, this well-equipped Series 3 E-Type with numbers-matching engine endures as an enticing proposition for anyone looking to experience silky smooth 12-cylinder power with the direct control of a manual transmission.