26th Jul, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

  Lot 126

1971 Jaguar E-Type V12 Coupe

Sold for £28,125

(including buyers premium)

Lot details


While this lot has been running while in our possession, the E-Type has developed a starting issue that is believed but not confirmed to be a starter motor issue.

Registration No: HBU 240K
Chassis No: 1S50247BW
MOT: November 2023

PLEASE NOTE: While this lot has been running while in our possession, the E-Type has developed a starting issue that is believed but not confirmed to be a starter motor issue.

  • 1 of only 2,116 home market examples manufactured
  • Matching chassis and engine numbers
  • Finished in Jaguar Ecurie Ecosse Blue, the colour made iconic by the Ecurie Ecosse racing Jaguars of the 1950s
  • 89,700 recorded and credible miles

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).

1 of only 2,116 home market examples of 2+2 V12 Coupe manufactured, this particular example has matching chassis and engine numbers. First registered on 8th September 1971 as ‘1 APW’, it retained that registration number up until 1983, ‘HBU 240K’s’ odometer displays some 89,700 recorded and credible miles. Evidently restored some years before the current vendor’s acquisition (believed to have been c.2018 from restoration relevant invoices, with restoration photographs on file), the Coupe is finished in Jaguar Ecurie Ecosse Blue, the colour made iconic by the Ecurie Ecosse racing Jaguars of the 1950s. Previously White, the current paint colour complements wonderfully with the mature Red leather interior and carpeting.

On file are a quantity of invoices for parts and work carried out. They include items from SNG Barrett; a stainless steel exhaust in 2011, an electronic fuel pump in 2012, a wire wheel and 4x splined hubs in 2013. In 2014 c.£16,000 was spent with Nottingham JagTech Limited, for an engine overhaul which included new exhaust manifolds, bearings, timing chains, cylinder liners and valve stem seals. A further 2014 JagTech invoice shows the purchase of sundry items including a head gasket set and service items such as bulbs and carpet set and a battery. There is a copy of correspondence dated September, 2014, on file from the then owner to Jagtech, commending them for their work, stating ‘fabulous job…Perfect!’. A later 2017 invoice with RH Classics of Melton Mowbray shows a £2,617.66 invoice for sundry parts which included parts related to cooling system fettling and, indeed, a new radiator. All of this work prior to the vendor’s ownership.

With an MOT certificate up to the 12th of November, 2023, there is also a collection of old MOT certificates dating back to 1989 accompanying. A copy of mid-1990s and a 1980s V5 and multiple invoices dating back to the late 1980s are also on file along with the current V5C.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


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

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Jul, 2023

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  



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Tuesday 25th July 2023 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 26th July 2023 from 9am

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