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Lot 124: Jaguar E-Type Series III Fixedhead Coupe

Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction, Silverstone Auctions (4 August 2013)

Between 1971 and 1975, a new 5.3 litre 12-cylinder Jaguar V12 engine was introduced, with uprated brakes and standard power steering. The short wheelbase fixedhead coupé body style was discontinued and the V12 was available only as a convertible and 2+2 coupé. The convertible used the longer-wheelbase 2+2 floorplan. It is easily identifiable by the large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12. The story of the E-type is very well known and therefore does not bear repeating. However it is interesting to consider that the 2+2 coupés were often regarded as less desirable, which is surprising when you consider how stylish and usable they really were. This is good news for someone wishing to purchase this car today , because due to this misjudged preconception these cars carry little premium and are incredibly good value. They really are a gem of a car and an eminently affordable entry to classic touring and pleasure rallying. Furthermore this car benefits from having been the recipient of considerable recent restorative expenditure, in excess of £28,000, this has resulted in getting it into the best possible order. Regretfully, having spent more than he anticipated in the execution of the restoration, the car must now be sold. Our vendor purchased the car in 1998 from marque specialists JD Classics of Maldon. He chose this car because it was a correct UK, 1972 car with automatic gearbox and its rare and period colour of Primrose Yellow. In the process of the restoration the car has received a new Webasto sun roof which makes the cabin comfortable on hot days, new head-lining, a new engine bay wiring loom, new starter motor, alternator, aluminium radiator and Kenlowe fan, plus a stainless steel exhaust system as well as a new fuel tank and piping. The list goes on and on and the car is accompanied by many invoices and hundreds of photos of the car that were taken throughout its restoration. It is sold with UK V5C registration certificate and a fresh MoT. The current private registration number will be retained by the vendor and a period plate assigned to the car on completion of a successful sale.

Lot Details
Auction Carfest North Pride & Joy Auction
Silverstone Auctions, Oulton Park, Cheshire
TypeCar
Lot Number124
Estimate£25000-£28000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£21304
Year1972
Condition rating12
Registration number
Mileage-
Chassis numberIS50286BW
Engine number753984
Engine capacity (cc)5300
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors