Wed, 27th Apr 2022 13:00

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

 
Lot 76
 

1973 Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster

Sold for £72,000

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: PDX 194M
Chassis No: 1S1819BW
MOT: January 2023

  • Finished in BRG matched to a Moss Green leather interior from new
  • Offered with Heritage Certificate plus a large collection of invoices
  • 65,505 recorded miles and current ownership since 2015

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 wheel arches, re-profiled wings and larger grille, the model also boasted vented disc brakes and a restyled interior.

Built on 20th March, 1973, Chassis No.1S1819BW left Browns Lane for distributor Henlys of London with Engine No. 7S1819SB; that meant a V12 configured 5.3 litre (5343cc) engine with automatic transmission. This example possesses a Jaguar Heritage Certificate to show that it still wears the same exterior and trim specification and running gear as of March 1973. Ordered in British Racing Green it has the beautifully complementary Moss Green leather interior with a Black soft-top. In 1998 the gearbox had an overhaul at c.60,000 miles. Trevor Farrington Ltd of Knutsford carried out £3850 worth of recommissioning work in July 2018. Cheshire Classic Cars Ltd provided £3930 of detailing in 2016. Understood to have had just five former keepers since August 1973, the vendor became custodian in 2015. A matching chassis and engine numbers example which displays a credible 65,505 miles, it's accompanied by V5C are old MOT documents, a current MOT and original E-Type operating, maintenance and service handbooks. The vendor advises the Jaguar drives ‘very’ well and for some peace of mind possesses an MOT until January 2023.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Wed, 27th Apr 2022

AUCTION VENUE
The Pavilion Gardens
St John's Road
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 6BE

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