14th Oct, 2020 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 58

1973 Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster

Estimated at £75,000 - £85,000

Lot details

Registration No: 18VT
Chassis No: 1S2590BW
MOT: June 2021

  • 49,900 warranted miles from new and only 4 total keepers
  • Offered with registration number 18VT which has been on the car since 1976
  • Serviced in 2019 along with mechanical fettling costing £5,100
  • Home-market, matching numbers car offered with Heritage Certificate, original book pack and weather equipment

From birth the E-Type was available as in Fixed-Head Coupe or two-seat Roadster bodystyles. For 1966, a 2+2 version of the Coupe was added to the range that was 9in longer and featured a more vertical windscreen. The Series 3 cars were introduced in 1971, all but a handful of which were fitted with Jaguar's new 5.3-litre V12 engine. The original (short) wheelbase was discontinued, and the revised car offered only as Roadster (now based on the longer 2+2 floorpan) or 2+2 Coupe. Production of the Series 3 model continued until 1975, when the range was superseded by the XJS; by which time some 15,000 V12-engined examples had been produced - most of which were exported to North America. Series 3 E-Types are readily identified from their predecessors by the large cross-slatted radiator grille, flared wheel arches, wider track and V12 badge on the rear.

This most eye-catching of home-market Series 3 E-Types is finished in the original strident combination of Primrose Yellow bodywork and Black leather upholstery. Manufacturer in 1973 it was first supplied to Lathams of Loughborough for use as a demonstrator car and was first registered 3rd May 1974. Since then it has had just four keepers to date; the second one of whom, a Group Captain, retained the car from 1976 to 2010. Offered with a large collection of MOTs which endorse the low mileage of 49,900, it also comes with the distinctive registration '18 VT', which has adorned the Jaguar since at least 1976. Other inclusions are a full set of weather equipment and hood cover; the car's original book pack and wallet; Heritage Certificate; bill for £5,195 relating to the Group Captain's purchase; pair of keys; wheel tools and tool roll. Since the vendors purchase, the car has been serviced in 2019 including engine fettling costing c.£5,000.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Very Good'
Engine: 'Very Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Very Good'
Paintwork: 'Very Good'
Gearbox: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Very Good'

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


Auction: Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th Oct, 2020

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Tuesday 13th October 2020 from 10am to 8pm
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