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1972 Jaguar E-Type Series 3

Iconic Auctioneers Ltd

1972 Jaguar E-Type Series 3
Iconic Auctioneers Ltd
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23-1017008

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United Kingdom

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Engine Number 7S9486SA

 

Transmission Manual

 

Drive RHD

Description

Extensively and expensively restored with a recent repaint to Gunmetal Grey. A decade after the original Jaguar E-Type arrived, the design progressively matured through 1971 with the introduction of the Series 3. Designed to showcase the new smooth and torquey 5.3-litre engine, originally developed for Le Mans, the Series 3 cars were available as a 'Roadster' (convertible) or a '2+2' Coupé. The Series 3 is easily identifiable by its large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches, wider tyres, a larger bonnet bulge, updated bumpers, four exhaust tips and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12. It also featured uprated brakes, power steering as standard and a large horizontal scoop added to the underside of the bonnet to assist with cooling. The interior was entirely new in the V12, with more comfortable seating, stylish new door panels and a smaller dished and leather-rimmed steering wheel. Being slightly larger and altogether much softer in nature, the E-Type in Series 3 form had lost the wildness of its youth but gained the long-legged touring profile, to which it was arguably better suited. The lovely example on offer here is an original UK-supplied, right-hand drive car, factory specified with the desirable manual gearbox and originally finished in Primrose Yellow with a black leather interior. The previous owner purchased the Jaguar in 2012 and, whilst overall it appeared in good condition, some areas of the underbody were suffering from corrosion. Consideration was given to attempting localised repairs but, eventually, the decision was made to commission a total nut and bolt restoration of engine, body, interior and axle. The previous owner was fastidious in keeping track of all his expenditure and, accompanying the car is a ledger detailing all payments made during his tenure, totalling over £100,000. He also recorded the various stages of restoration photographically. Also supplied with the car are a large number of invoices and MOTs dating back to 1985 and other partial history dating back to the 1990s. Viewing of the various document folders is highly recommended. The restoration was finished in 2019 when the current owner bought the car to join his significant private Collection of British motor cars. In current ownership, the decision was taken to repaint the car in Gunmetal Grey and Dynamic-R were tasked with carrying this out which, as you can see, they completed to their very, very high standards. Offered at a competitive estimate, when you consider the level of expenditure lavished on this example over the years, we welcome and encourage your inspection at the NEC see for yourself the results of all this hard work in the metal.
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