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Lot 136: Jaguar E-type S3 FHC (2+2)

Classic, Collectors, Sports and Prestige Cars, Barons (16 July 2012)

By 1970 the American specified E-Type Jaguar was being outperformed by its competitors because of the very strict emission regulations, which were strangling the 4.2 litre XK engine. The factory response to this was to produce a new E-Type, which had 5300cc of V12 under the bonnet. The Series Three E-Type was a heavily modified version of the its predecessors. The car was wider and longer, it had a wider track and beefier wheels and tyres but most importantly, it had 285bhp on tap and could outperform most of the opposition with its 140+mph and startling acceleration. Unlike the S1 and S2, the S3 came in two, rather than three forms. You could either have a roadster or a fixed head coupe, which were both built on the same wheelbase. The fixed head offered 2+2 accommodation and the roadster had extra luggage space behind the front seats. The E-type offered here is a 1973 V12 S3 FHC (2+2) automatic with just 62,000 miles from new and full service history. Finished in Teal blue with lovely navy leather and fully refurbished Webasto sunroof. The car is said to have benefited from a recent new starter motor, stainless steel exhaust and poly bushed suspension. The file contains many invoices for work carried out. A 3,000 Alpine stereo has been installed with all the amps hidden out of sight.

Lot Details
Auction Classic, Collectors, Sports and Prestige Cars
Barons, Sandown Park Exhibition Complex-Esher Hall
TypeCar
Lot Number136
Estimate£17500-£19000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1973
Condition rating
Registration numberABW 429M
Mileage-
Chassis number1S52007BW
Engine number7S12921SA
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2