Lot 320: Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster

Spring Classics, Coys (6 March 2012)

This V12 Roadster is described by the vendor as being a very genuine car which, very uncommonly, has been in the ownership of the same group of enthusiasts since new. The car has been with the vendor for the last 21 years; prior to that it was owned by his best friend, who was given it by his father. The original owner is also known to the current vendor and allowed him to sit in this very car as a 12 year old boy in 1973. He informs us that the car is in very good condition, having been subject to a complete engine rebuild in 2003 costing 16,700 and has covered only 430 miles since. The bodywork is all original and the car had a bare metal re-spray in 1994 by one of the finest body shops in England, Scott Moncrieffs of Staffordshire, who specialize in Bentley and Rolls Royce restorations, so the paint quality is of the highest standard. We are informed that the car has not seen rain for the last 21 years having been kept under cover in a garage; the tyres are virtually new and the chrome work is in excellent condition. The only modification to the car is the replacement of the Zenith Stromberg carburetors with SUs but of course the original sets of Zeniths are supplied with the car. A comprehensive history and documentation including MoT's dating back to 1976 along with the original service book and owners pack as well as the V5 document, large file of bills and photographic record of the engine rebuild, are supplied with the car. This car is a very original example with all matching numbers and features the original body panels as well as its original registration number which is included in the sale. Appealingly finished in the classic E-Type livery of Signal Red with a black leather interior, this splendid example is without doubt well up the rankings of the most genuine E types in the UK and is fantastically stylish. An eminently useable entry into the enviable world of classic Jaguar ownership.

Lot Details
Auction Spring Classics
Coys, Royal Horticultural Halls, London, United Kingdom
TypeCar
Lot Number320
Estimate£40000-£50000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1973
Condition rating1
Registration numberTVT 9L
Mileage-
Chassis number1S1669
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2