(including buyers premium)
Registration No: PGF 540K
Chassis No: 1S50518
MOT: November 2023
Estimate: £34,000 - £38,000
Motor Car Location: Cheshire
Last of the line, the Jaguar E-type Series III was introduced in 1971. Longer, wider and more comfortable than its predecessors, the newcomer blurred the lines between sportscar and grand tourer. Powered by a turbine-smooth all-alloy SOHC 5343cc V12 engine allied to either Jaguar four-speed manual or Borg Warner three-speed automatic transmission, the refined manner in which it performed (contemporary road tests spoke of 0-60mph in 6.4 seconds and 150mph) simply blew road testers away. Benefiting from a broader track, ventilated disc brakes, power-assisted rack and pinion steering and Lucas transistorised ignition, the Series III was visually distinguished by its 'egg-crate' grille, flared wheel arches and purposeful quad-exhaust pipes. Available in fixed-head coupe (2+2-seater) or roadster (2-seater) guises, it remained in volume production until 1974 (though, a special commemorative run of forty-nine black-painted roadsters was released the following year). A mere 2,116 RHD FHCs are thought to have been made.
Inherited by the vendor from her late partner who had bought it on December 1st, 1979, ‘PGF 540K’ is believed but not warranted to have covered just 46,140 miles from new. The earliest supporting piece of paperwork on file being an MOT certificate issued by Barton Autos Ltd of Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire on August 1st, 1980, at an indicated 43,781 miles. Garaged alongside various other Jaguars over the past forty-three years, the E-Type has undergone a degree of restoration work. Treated to some new rubbers in 2010 and a brake system overhaul three years later plus general servicing, the Fixed Head Coupe started readily and ran well during our recent photography session. Fitted with manual transmission and uprated Koni front shock absorbers at some stage, this much-loved E-Type is now looking for its next long-term custodian. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, MOT certificate valid until November 2023, 1978-issued tax disc, Genesis of the Jaguar V12 brochure and other assorted documentation.
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Auction: H&H 2023 Online Auctions, ending 8th Feb, 2023
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