Wed, 18th Mar 2020 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

 
  Lot 24
 

1973 Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster

Sold for £51,750

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: AUR616M
Chassis No: UE1S23346BW

  • Finished in its original shade of White matched to a Black interior
  • Fresh repaint, electronic ignition, uprated power steering rack plus brand new seats, door cards and carpets
  • A matching number example and offered with heritage certificate and V5c

By 1971, Jaguar's jaw-dropping E-Type had been in production for a decade. Despite continual improvements, new emissions legislation in the all-important American market threatened to strangle the big cat's performance. Jaguar responded by giving its revered sportscar fresh claws in the shape of a 5343cc V12 developed from the stillborn XJ13 Le Mans project car. The new engine was both effortlessly powerful and eerily refined. "The turbine-like smoothness with which the engine provides a sustained shove in the back is almost uncanny, the more so when one accelerates hard in top gear without even a gearchange to interrupt one's headlong dash into the distance" (Autocar 5th July 1973). With some 272bhp and 304lbft of torque on tap, the Series III E-Type once again had 150mph in its sights. A revised wheelbase yielded better cabin space and in conjunction with wider front / rear tracks, new anti-dive front suspension geometry and fatter tyres gave improved road holding. Imbued with a more muscular stance thanks to its flared wheelarches, re-profiled wings and larger grille, the model also boasted vented disc brakes and a restyled interior.

Finished in its original shade of White matched to a Black interior ‘AUR616M’ has just been subject to a fresh repaint and fitted with electronic ignition, uprated power steering rack plus brand new seats, door cards and carpets. A matching number example the Jaguar is offered with heritage certificate and V5c document.

PLEASE NOTE: This lot is offered with a new Mohair hood which is not fitted

 

All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

You can collect your new pride and joy from our venue until 1pm the day following the sale or our partners are on hand to help arrange safe transportation:

               

Auction: Imperial War Museum Duxford, Wed, 18th Mar 2020

AUCTION VENUE
Imperial War Museum
Duxford
Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR 

AUCTION VIEWING
Tuesday 17th March 2020 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 18th March 2020 - Due to the closure of Imperial War Museum, we are unable to offer viewing of the vehicles today. All documents and paperwork are available to view at The Red Lion Hotel, Whittlesford CB22 4NL.

BUYERS PREMIUM
12.5% (plus VAT @ 20%)

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