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Jaguar E-type: Buying guide and review (1961-1974)

Jaguar E-type: Buying guide and review (1961-1974) Classic and Performance Car
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More column inches of purple prose must have been devoted to the Jaguar E-type than any other car. So let’s not try. Let’s take it as a given that the E-type is as beloved as the late Queen Mum and just as much a symbol of everything that put the Great into Britain. Let’s ask, instead – why has this car, which was a long way from perfect even when it was brand new in 1961, achieved a near-mythical status? And why has Jaguar yet to come up with anything more memorable?
 
The E-type is certainly one of a mere handful of British vehicles that are instantly recognisable to people who have absolutely no interest in motoring. It’s become a mobile cliché of the Swinging Sixties; Mike Myers’ ‘Shaguar’ E-type in the Austin Powers movies was supposedly inspired by ’60s heart-throb Simon Dee driving away with the blonde in the E-type at the end of his TV chat show, Dee Time. 
 
Real-life celebrity owners such as footballer George Best (‘I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered...’) gave the E-type a louche, caddish image that was probably the last thing Sir William Lyons intended and yet was ironically in keeping with Jaguar’s well-established reputation as ‘the Bentley of Wardour Street’ – a thoroughfare in the heart of London’s Soho that in the 1950s was a synonym for sleaze and vulgarity.
 
Which brings us to the crux of the matter, the E-type’s looks. Men and women are shallow creatures when it comes to judging by appearances, and the E-type has that kind of immediately accessible sex appeal that will never go out of fashion. Even the Italians were impressed: Enzo Ferrari reputedly called it ‘the most beautiful car ever made’ – though one suspects that, like most great quotes, this one may not be entirely reliable. 
 
Great looks, fab engine; shame about the brakes, seats and gearbox. OK, that’s being slightly harsh, but the E-type was  awed even by the standards of 1961. The brakes were discs all round – good – but they weren’t up to keeping a hard-driven 140mph-plus E-type in check – bad. The simple bucket seats were not terribly comfortable and there wasn’t enough room for taller drivers, while the Moss gearbox was as slow and obstructive as it had always been in previous XKs. Rumour has it that it was designed for a pre-war truck.
 
On the other hand, the independent rear suspension was a genuine innovation (take that, Ferrari, with your beam rear axles – pah!) that gave the E-type a comfortable ride and superb roadholding. And that was a key reason why E-types could be raced, and win, straight out of the box, as drivers such as Graham Hill, Roy Salvadori and many more immediately proved. Jaguar’s reputation for building cars that really shifted without rattling the occupants’  llings started with the E-type.
 
With looks, pace, power, engineering and heritage, the Jag also offered an extra quality – relative affordability. While Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche et al had worthy rivals, they were much more costly. That price differential has remained; a superb E-type can now be valuable, but an equivalent DB4 or 250GT will cost rather more.
 

Which E-type to buy?

 
It’s easy to overlook the differences between the various iterations of E-type, but they’re highly significant. Buy the wrong car and you’ll wonder what all the fuss is about. Also, don’t get taken in by the glamour of the roadster when the coupé is more affordable and every bit as good to drive. 
 
Generally, the earlier the E-type, the more desirable and expensive it is. Later cars do offer something more of a relaxed GT experience, while the earlier cars are the more sporting and focused driving machines. Which one you go for really depends on how you intend on using your classic Jaguar. 
 
There’s also the question of originality. The E-type is one of the most receptive classic cars to upgrades, and most cars will have received a few modifications along the way. If you’re not too fussed about the car retaining every original detail, then there are many new parts that can improve reliability, performance and drivability. A few companies also offer cars ready built to more modern usable standards, such as Eagle. 
 
 
Original right-hand-drive cars are a lot rarer than you’d think. Around 85 per cent of production was exported, so many right-hand-drive cars have been converted from left-hand drive at some point. Just ensure the car you buy is what it claims to be. Check it has the correct engine and that it’s not a roadster, which left the factory as a coupé. The Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust is invaluable in providing details of the car’s original spec. 
 
If the car does need work there’s no need to fret about parts availability, because everything is available to revive an E-type, no matter how tired. With the right tools and enough time, a competent home mechanic can tackle just about any job that’s likely to crop up. 
 
Few cars at any price are as rewarding to own or drive as a well-restored E-type. And there’s the rub; it must be properly renovated if it is to give any pleasure – and there’s a huge amount of enjoyment to be gained from E-type ownership.
 
As the most affordable, the Series 3 is worth consideration. By the time it was launched in 1971, the E-type had been in production for a full ten years and, while the Series 2 was an upgrade of the Series 1, the Series 3 was an entirely different animal.
 
The venerable XK twin-cam straight-six was replaced by a mighty V12 of 5.3 litres, in the process of which the sporty E-type grew up to become a civilised grand tourer with more space and comfort. Yet some Jaguar enthusiasts were dismayed. ‘Soft’ and ‘fat’ were words sometimes used to describe the Series 3 and, yes, it is longer, wider and heavier than previous E-types. But the magnificent V12 engine is a gem that stumps out a useful 276bhp and 304lb ft of torque – leading figures of the day, and much more than the equivalent Mercedes-Benz SL or BMW 3.0 CS could muster.
 
As the V12 is constructed of aluminium, the Series 3 weighs only about 100kg more than the Series 2 and the independent suspension is much the same, so suggestions that it had become fat and soft are erroneous: it’s actually more powerful and faster than previous E-type iterations. Of course, the S3 has power steering as standard and most have automatic transmission too, but find a rare manual, fit some uprated dampers, check the cooling system is up to muster and that the tyres are up to pressure – then blow the doors off  earlier E-types with easy disdain.
 
 

What about the Lightweight Jaguar E-type?

 
How did Jaguar make the E-type quick enough to keep up with (and even beat) the racebred GTO? Simple. It added lightness. Only two years after Jaguar launched the road car, it followed the precedent set by John Coombs’ racing prototype. When the 12 factory Lightweights appeared, they all employed a much lighter aluminium alloy main body tub, as well as 18-gauge aluminium bonnet, doors and bootlid. Result: the E-type shed around 120kg compared with the standard car – actually making it lighter than the 1078kg of the Ferrari.
 
More power followed too, thanks to Lucas fuel injection for the newly dry-sumped engine, which also featured an aluminium block in place of the heavy iron one of the standard car’s, while the race-bred D-type donated its cylinder head. The Manufacturers’ Championship rules changed from sports cars to GTs in 1963, opening the E-type up to a racing world dominated by the GTO, the Chevrolet Corvette and soon the Shelby Cobra. Don’t go looking for headline wins at Le Mans and Sebring in the Lightweight’s racing history. Instead, this car became a class-winning privateer’s dream, outpacing the Ferrari and the ’Vette over shorter distances.
 
Unfortunately, those alloy-block engines were prone to overheating, so the long-distance races of the Lightweight’s era remained the preserve of its rivals while Jaguar developed the stillborn mid-engined XJ13 racer. 
 

Performance and specs


Engine  3781cc, in-line six-cylinder
Power 265bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 260lb ft @ 4000rpm
Transmission Four-speed manual
0-62mph 6.9 seconds
Top speed 149mph
Fuel consumption  17.9mpg
Price when new £2098
 

Dimensions and weight


Wheelbase            2438mm 
Length 4375mm
Width 1657mm
Height 1225mm
Weight 1234kg
 

Common problems

 
• The 1961-1971 E-type’s iconic XK unit is renowned for its durability as long as it’s looked after. Capable of giving 150,000 miles between rebuilds, the straight-six isn’t especially stressed unless regularly thrashed – and few owners drive hard.
 
• Get it up to temperature before testing; listen for any knocks or rattles. Check for oil leaks as well as exhaust smoke; expect a few wisps on start-up, but things should soon settle. Once fully warm, look for at least 40psi on the pressure gauge with the engine turning over at 3000rpm.
 
• Make sure the cooling fan cuts in on tickover. If the temperature gauge needle keeps climbing, the engine may well have overheated once: evidence of a blown head gasket is white ‘mayonnaise’ on the oil filler cap. If the motor is smoking badly or it’s very rattly, it’ll need total rebuild.
 
• The V12 that arrived in 1971 is an all-time great; properly kept it’ll do 200,000 miles. Poor maintenance leads to overheating, so idle the engine for a few minutes and watch the gauge. Harshness points to previous overheating having distorted the long block and heads. These are alloy, so anti-freeze must be maintained otherwise internal corrosion is guaranteed, leading to a less-efficient cooling system that ensures even worse overheating.
 
• Low oil pressure at idle isn’t a problem, but check for at least 45lb (preferably 55lb) at 2500rpm. Leaks are common at the rear crankshaft seal; once it’s failed, a full rebuild is needed. Cars that have been run infrequently are especially likely to suffer from this, as the seal dries out then wears more readily.
 
• The V12 has 20 rubber coolant hoses; the replacement of perished ones is very involved as the water rails and carbs have to be removed. They must also be to the correct reinforced spec; the coolant system runs at 15psi (earlier E-types are just 4 psi).
 
• The original rubber fuel lines will now be brittle, while the Zenith-Stromberg carbs go out of tune when their diaphragms perish. Rebuilt carbs are the best solution; there are four at £350 each. Incidentally, the V12 happily runs on unleaded, as hardened valve seats were factory fitted.
 
• E-type gearbox and driveline issues? There’s little to worry about here, but listen for clonks that signify worn universal joints or whining that betrays a dodgy diff. Fixing the former is straightforward; the latter is less easy and rather more costly. 
 
• Gearboxes are also strong, but the recalcitrance of the Moss unit on 3.8-litre cars is legendary. It’s noisier than the later one, too, so don’t expect a ‘box that’s especially easy or pleasant to use, particularly when selecting first or reverse. 
 
• Most V12s have a three-speed Borg Warner Model 12 auto, yet the Jaguar four-speed manual is more sought after. They’re both durable, but the latter can suffer from weak synchro on second and third; check for difficulty selecting gears when cold. 
 
• If ratio changes are jerky on the auto, or there’s any slipping, a service involves fresh fluid, filters and band adjustment. For an overhaul, budget £1100. Clutches, diffs and driveshafts are durable, but check for vibrations, clonks or whines.
 
• What about the suspension, steering and brakes? Jack up each wheel and rock it diagonally, feeling for wear in the bushes and bearings. If there is no play at the rear, the bearings have been set too tight and will probably overheat and fail. There are some in the hub as well as the lower fulcrum; a little play in each of these can lead to what feels like an alarming amount of movement at the wheel, but it should be no more than an eighth of an inch or so.
 
• Remove the rear wheels and look at the axle cage mountings, which can perish or break. If you’ve already driven the car by now and it feels rather lively at the back, it could be due to rear-wheel steering as a result of the wear. While you’re under there, ensure there’s no oil leaking from the diff onto the inboard rear brakes. 
 
• Any signs of trouble and it’s an axle-out job to sort. If there are creaks from the rear suspension, it’ll be because the lower hub pivots have corroded; if not greased regularly they wear rapidly or seize.
 
• At the front there shouldn’t be nearly as much play, but don’t be surprised if you can detect a small amount. If it’s bearing wear, that’s easy to sort, but it might be worn lower wishbone balljoints. These act directly on the wishbone, which can be shimmed only so much before replacements are needed at a little over £100 per side. 
 
• The rack-and-pinion steering is reliable, but wear in the column joints is normal; replacement is easy. The brakes should feel very strong, but imbalance is usually caused by that oil on the discs we mentioned. 
 
• The handbrake can also give problems; the self-adjusting mechanism often seizes through lack of greasing. Try to roll the car on a level surface and see if it quickly grinds to a halt; if it does, fixing is simply a case of freeing off and lubing.
 
• Although steel wheels were standard, chromed wires are now fitted to many V12s. The usual checks for damaged spokes and worn splines are essential; this is especially important with a V12 because of the torque generated.
 

Model history

 
May 1957: First E-type prototype ‘E1A’ hits the road.
October 1960: Jaguar XK150 production ends.
March 1961: E-type first shown to the press at the Geneva motor show. It went on sale at just £2097 for the roadster and £2196 for the coupe.
October 1964: New 4.2-litre engine launched. Power unchanged but torque figure improved.
March 1966: Larger 2+2 model announced at Geneva motor show. 
October 1967: Mildly updated E-type (S1.5) goes on sale.
1968: Series 2 E-Type launched, with many cosmetic changes and refinements brought in to satisfy US customers
March 1971: V12-engined Series 3 Jaguar E-type launched.
September 1974: E-type production ends
 

Owners clubs, forums and websites

 
• www.jec.org.uk
• www.jaguardriver.co.uk
• www.jaguarownersclub.com
• www.sngbarratt.com
 

Summary and prices

 
Crucially, there’s no such thing as a bargain E-type. It’s quite common for someone to buy an example that’s priced at £20,000 below what would be expected. Then the new owner starts delving and discovers that to get the model up to the standard they were expecting, it needs £50,000 spent on it.
 
Starting with the Series 1, top condition FHC models cost up to £165,000, although concours examples might go for more. Decent examples can be picked up for between £65,000-£110,000, while rusty projects can still be found for £40,000. The Roadsters are considerably more expensive, topping out at £225,000, while usable runners can be picked up for £100,000-£130,000. Budget around £60,000 for a restoration project. Later 4.2-litre cars are generally valued at around the same level. 
 
Moving on to the Series 1.5 and Series 2 cars, for around £100,000, you can get one of the best coupe examples, or pay £135,000 for a roadster. These models are easier to live with, and represent the most common models, making it a popular choice if you plan on using it regularly. Budget around £35,000-£55,000 for a decent running coupe, and £70,000-£100,000 for the average roadster. 
 
The 2+2 is generally the bargain of the E-type range, and while it does look a little awkward compared to the normal models, it is considerably roomier inside, and prices for good cars range from £30,000-£65,000. 
 
The final V12 models also represent good value, especially in coupe form. Pay anywhere from £18,000-£50,000 for one of these in running condition, with £75,000 being the upper limit for one of the best. Roadsters are actually valued much higher, and you will generally pay twice as much as the equivalent coupe.
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 3 2+2

    £54,995 £54,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series 3 2+2 By the mid-1960s, the Jaguar E-Type was appealing to the family man who wanted an elegant sports car with practicality combined. This prompted Jaguar to offer a third option in the form of a 2+2 coupé. By adding nine inches to the wheelbase and two inches in height, it was then possible to fit a rear seat capable of seating two adults in tolerable comfort. The example we have here is a very genuine UK supplied right hand drive E-Type in its original colours of Light Blue with contrasting Dark Blue leather trim with the engine number matching that on the Heritage Certificate. The car was originally registered on 8th October, 1971 and supplied by Harry Thornes (Dewsbury in Yorkshire) to a Mr RH Thornhill. It has been enjoyed by a further 8 keepers in its 45 years and is now being prepared within our workshops for the new owner and will be ready shortly. The Series 3 is becoming increasingly coveted for its smooth refinement and effortless power. A true V12 Grand Touring cara dnt his one will be well worth the wait!

    • Mileage: 67748 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 2+2

    £59,995 £59,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 2+2 This Home Market Right Hand Drive is a manual example and was first registered on 10 December 1971; there are a total of six recorded keepers to date. This example was bought back from Germany in February 2017 where it had been used since 2009. There are MOT certificates stretching back from 2009 to 1993 detailing the mileage. Finished in Old English White with superbly patinated Black Hide and Black Webasto Sliding Roof, Chrome Wire Wheels and White Wall Tyres. We are in the process of completing the formalities of having this car registered in the UK. A new 12 Months MOT will be issued. We regard this car as a very good example which starts on the button and drives extremely well. A Jaguar Heritage Certificate has been applied for and is to follow. The Series III E-Type is now gathering a much stronger following as an icon of 1970s motoring as they are great driving cars and more comfortable than the Series I and II E-Types, especially if you are over 6ft tall. We expect the value of these cars to continue to grow alongside all E-Type Jaguars.

    • Mileage: 83500 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series III 5.3 2+2

    £59,995 £59,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type Series III 5.3 2+2 The E-Type Series 3 was introduced in 1971, with a new 5.3 L twelve cylinder Jaguar V12 engine, uprated brakes and standard power steering. Optionally an automatic transmission, wire wheels and air conditioning were available. The brand new V12 engine was originally developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was equipped with four Zenith carburettors. The final engine was claimed to produce 203 kW (272 hp), more torque, and a 0-60 mph acceleration of less than 7 seconds, but this bhp figure was reduced in later production. The short wheelbase FHC body style was discontinued, with the Series 3 available only as a convertible and 2+2 coupé. This early 1971 example of the Series III is presented in it's original British Racing Green on Cinnamon Hide with automatic transmission. Delivered to Dealer 'Leykor' on 7th December 1971, a Jaguar Heritage Certificate is on file to confirm the car is in its original specification. MOTs back to 1998 are present on file along with numerous invoices for servicing work over the years. The V12s are now being recognised as some of the best of the breed. Huge, effortless power and genuine touring capability

    • Mileage: 45700 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type S1 2+2 Coupe 1966

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    RESERVED / RESERVIERT / RESERVEE / GERESERVEERD Jaguar E-Type S1 2+2 coupe 1966 matching numbers drivers car 1966 Jaguar E-Type S1 2+2 coupe. The car is in drivers condition, which means you can drive it the way it is or make it optical even better. This Jaguar has red paint and a black interior. The car has the original matching numbers 4235 CC, 6 in line, 265 HP engine and manual gearbox. A Jaguar Heritage Certificate is present. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.

    • Year: 1966
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  • Jaguar E-Type Cabriolet 1972

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type 1972 British Racing Green, restored in topcondition 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 convertible. Recently fully restored and in topcondition. Paint is British Racing Green. Interior is beige leather with green piping and a black leather steering wheel. The car has the 5343 CC V12 314 HP engine and manual gearbox. Technics are fully checked in our workshop and in a superb condition. Drives great. When you are looking for a marvelous Jaguar E-Type, this car is very suitable. Car has European title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1972
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  • Jaguar E-Type S2 Cabriolet 1970

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    SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type S2 cabriolet 4.2 ltr 1970 matching numbers in very good condition This Jaguar E-Type S2 cabriolet was delivered on 29 january 1970. The original colourcombination of Sable paint and Cinnamon interior makes the car look very chic. Paint, interior and chromeparts are in a magnificent condition. The car has the matching numbers, 6 in line, 3 SU carbs, 265 HP engine. The combination with the 4 speed manual gearbox makes this car drive great. The car also has a dark brown Sonnenland softtop, wooden steering wheel, extra fans, chrome wire wheels and a Heritage Certificat. So this is a very beautiful and great driving Jaguar and a good investment also. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1970
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  • Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Coupe

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    - 1 of just 1,583 RHD examples made and supplied new to George Edwin Jones Esq. of Totley, Sheffield - 'Matching' chassis and engine numbers and treated to a bare metal restoration by Baz Cope Engineering from 2013-2015 - Mr Cope used to work for renowned marque specialist CMC of Bridgnorth and incorporated strengthened sills etc - Accompanying history file includes the car's original green logbook and numerous restoration photos and bills etc

    • Year: 1965
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  • Jaguar E-Type Cabriolet 1971

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type Cabriolet 4.2 ltr 1971 Matching Numbers very good condition The E-Type is a beautiful sportscar from Jaguar, very popular and generally considered as one of the most beautiful cars ever built. This beautiful 1971 convertible has the Jaguar Heritage Certificate. The car is fully restored and in topcondition. This Jaguar has the original 4235CC, 6 Zyl, 265 HP engine and manual gearbox. Technics are in very good condition. The car is matching numbers. The combination of the beautiful British Racing Green paint with the beige leather interior is fabulous. This wonderful cabriolet is ready for a lot of driving fun and a good investment also. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1971
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 2 Cabriolet 1969

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    SOLD/VERKAUFT/VENDU/VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type 1969 Series 2 convertible restored The E-Type is a sportscar of Jaguar. 3 generations were built between 1961 and 1974. This is a 1969 E-Type of te 2nd generation. The car har beautiful red paint, chrome wire wheels, black softtop and black leather interior. The car is fully restored and in a beautiful condition. The matching numbers 4235CC 6 cyl engine is fully revised and in excellent condition. The car has the most popular 4 speed manual gearbox, wooden steering wheel, wooden gear lever and a black soft top cover. This is a very beautiful restored Jaguar E-Type and a good investment also. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.

    • Year: 1969
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series 3 Cabriolet 1974

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    Jaguar E-Type Series 3 cabriolet 1974 in very good condition Since 1971 Jaguar has produced the E-Type Series 3. The car got better brakes, powersteering and the famous V12. This is a 1974 Jaguari E-Type in colour ‘Old English White’with red leather interior which is a marvelous and luxurious looking combination. The car has the well known 5343CC, V12 engine and automatic gearbox. The car drives great. Technics in very good condition. This Jaguar is matching numbers and Heritage certificate is present. This Jaguar has only driven 23.350 miles! This car is not only a chic appearance, but an interesting investment also. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.

    • Year: 1974
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  • Jaguar E-Type 2+2 Coupe 1971

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    SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Jaguar E-Type 5.3 ltr 2+2 coupe 1971 fully restored British Racing Green This fully restored Jaguar E-Type coupe ‘two-plus-two’was delivered in 1971. The car has the original 5343CC. V12, 314 HP engine. In combination with the automatic gearbox it’s a wonderful car to drive. This E-Type is technical and optical in topcondition. The beautiful paint in colour British Racing Green is very good and beautiful in combination with the chrome. The beige leather interior is as new and in very good condition. The car is an interesting investment. Car has USA title and document importduties for every EU country are paid by us. Documentation is complete for registration in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importduties. We can help with transport. Trading in, buying and consignment possible.

    • Year: 1971
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £84,995 £84,995

    Excellent Condition, Low Mileage The E-Type Series 3 was introduced in 1971, with a new 5.3 L twelve cylinder Jaguar V12 engine, uprated brakes and standard power steering. optionally an automatic transmission, wire wheels and air conditioning were available. The brand new V12 engine was originally developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was equipped with four Zenith carburettors. The final engine was claimed to produce 203 kW (272 hp), more torque, and a 0-60 mph acceleration of less than 7 seconds, but this bhp figure was reduced in later production. The short wheelbase FHC body style was discontinued, with the Series 3 available only as a convertible and 2+2 coup.A matching numbers car with heritage certificate UBR 44K is finished in Midnight Blue and is a stunning car throughout. She was bought new by Mr D Cheeseman as a Silver anniversary wedding present for his wife , The car was used for around 15 years before being '' retired '' into his collection of other Jaguars and vehicles. Fast forward 35 years and the car was sold as part of the estate to the current owner who has recommissioned her to the highest standard with no expense spared. A bare metal rebuild was carried out only 300 miles ago to a better then new standard including powder coating rear axle , hubs etc. The original interior has been restored with only the headlining being replaced.Mechanically superb the 5.3 V12 engine is powerful even by today's standards , Matched to the smooth automatic transmission and power steering she is an ab

    • Mileage: 42000 mi
    • Engine size: 5343
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  • Jaguar E-Type Roadster

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    - Fitted with 3.8-litre engine and Moss gearbox - Ex-USA car, restored 1999 - 2009, RHD conversion - Jaguar Dark Blue with Burgundy interior and blue hood and tonneau According to its accompanying JDHT Certificate, this Series One 4.2 E-Type Roadster was manufactured on 14 September 1966 and subsequently sold to its first owner, Thayer Bentley Hawkins of Youngstown, Ohio, via distributor Jaguar Cars, New York. Originally finished in Primrose with black interior, the last recorded US owners were also residents of Ohio. Falling into disuse and requiring restoration, the car was imported to the UK in December 1988. At some point, a 3.8-litre engine and Moss gearbox were installed and the car converted to RHD. Around 1999, as a rolling shell, it was purchased as a 60th birthday gift by the previous owner's wife and given to her husband. He duly set about completing the restoration for which detailed notes of works carried out are recorded in a note book contained in the history file along with an album of photographs and a large amount of receipts for parts. According to an entry by him on website 'xkedata', the body restoration had already been completed by the importer. Due to spendi

    • Year: 1966
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  • 1967 Jaguar E-Type 2+2

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    1967 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 Series 1 Manual RHD UK Car. Primrose Yellow with Black Hide and Chrome wires. This early 2+2 Series 1 3 wiper car was delivered new on 2 June 1967 by Imperial Garages in Blackpool to a local gentleman and is still in the original colour scheme. This example is an older high quality restoration that is in exceptional condition in every respect with lovely paintwork and interior with clean yellow rust free undersides . The car comes with the very desirable registration number GAN 11 plus Jaguar Handbook , tools and Jaguar Heritage Certificate. It is very hard to find an early 2+2 UK Manual E-Type as nice as this example which is ready for use with recent invoices by Jaguar Specialists for engine service ,brake overhaul, new carpets and other upgrades.

    • Year: 1967
    • Mileage: 89000 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 OTS (1974).

    €87,500(£77,008.75) €87,500(£77,008.75)

    Jaguar launched the Series III E-Type in 1971, introducing the brand new 5,3 Litre V12 engine. The car was available with manual or automatic transmission, had standard power steering and only available with the long wheelbase body style. The engine produced 272 bhp and massive torque, and was class leading at the time. The newly used longer wheelbase offered significantly more room in all directions, and it became actually quite easy to get into the car with the longer and higher doors. When production of the E-type ceased in 1975, only 7990 examples of the V12 Convertible were made. This example was delivered new in California in 1974, and is still in very nice condition. The car had a complete repaint a couple of years ago, and also a retrim of the interior was done at the same time. Technically, this E-Type is still fairly original. It comes with many invoices of maintenance work done over the years, and the last owner spent quite a lot of money and time on the car to make it better. A new starter motor is fitted, valves and carburettors are adjusted, rear drive shaft replaced, gearbox overhauled, and a complete brake overhaul is done as well. A nice and interesting improvement

    • Year: 1974
    • Mileage: 677 mi
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  • 1972 JAGUAR E TYPE V12 SERIES III ROADSTER

    $125,000(£98,375) $125,000(£98,375)

    --Sable Brown with Beige leather interior, Tan carpets and Tan convertible top, 48,000 miles/Two-Owners from new!, 4-speed manual, Factory air conditioning, Wire wheels, JDHT Certificate, Original Window sticker, It is a matching numbers, First owner for 43 years and 46,000 miles! This V12 Roadster has led an exceptional and charmed life to date. It was sold new through T&T Motors, Inc., Edison, New Jersey with the following options: Chrome Wire Wheels, Whitewall Tires, Tinted Glass, Air Conditioning, AM/FM Radio and a sticker price of $8,801.20. It’s original owner Ms. Evie Drapper kept this V12 Roadster for 43 years before selling it due to a problem with her left knee and no longer being able to drive it comfortably. Ms. Dapper received it as a college graduation present from her parents in 1972. Her parents owned a bus leasing and maintenance company dealing with the New Jersey Public School system. In a phone conversation between the previous owner and Evie shortly after he purchased the car in 2014, Evie told him “that she loved her parents very much and that this car was the favorite gift she ever received from them.” Her intention from the beginning was to keep the car in "

    • Year: 1972
    • Mileage: 48000 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type E Type Series 3 V12 Roadster

    £95,000 £95,000

    About this Jaguar E-Type E Type Series 3 V12 Roadster The Jaguar E-Type was ten years old and needed a new lease of life. History repeated itself and it was a huge success when Jaguar debuted its robust V12 engine in a sports car instead of the saloon for which it was designed. Despite its sports-car heritage, Jaguar depended on saloon vehicles for its survival and had developed the twelve-cylinder engine to power them with sufficient torque and refinement. Larger and softer in nature with weight redistributed 53/47, the Series III had lost the wilds of its youth but gained the long legged touring profile to which it was arguably better suited. This manual E-Type Roadster was built on 6th February 1973 and shipped to New York on 2 March 1973. It spent its life on the East Coast where it was partly restored and had a bare metal respray. The car was then shipped to Eire when its then owner relocated with his collection of Jaguars. The car was then shipped to the UK where its restoration was finished by Showco Jaguar Club near High Wycombe between April 2016 and March 2017. The interior was retrimmed in new leather and finished by TTS near Newbury along with a replacement hood. This l

    • Mileage: 56360 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £160,000 £160,000

    1974 Jaguar E Type V12 5.4 liter Series 3 Roadster Manual finished in gleaming Primrose yellow coachwork with black leather upholstery and matching all new black Wilton carpets. This car was purchased by us from a renowned Automobile Museum in the United States late last year. She is a genuine one owner from new, with all matching numbers including her original 4 speed manual gearbox, she has now just covered a mere 34500 miles since delivery in 1974. Since her arrival to us, she has benefited from a major restoration. She has benefited from a new coat of paint throughout including all engine frames. She has all the front and rear suspension re bushed using poly bushing and all new ball joints, shock absorbers, springs etc …The engine has been entirely restored in our performance workshop including sensible improvements to get the car more reliable and powerful. The result is a concours V12 power unit equipped with our 5.4HC conversion (using her original block and heads) fed through 6 x 40mm Weber Twin choke carburetors. She sits on 4 wider new Dunlop 6.5” easy clean chromed wire wheels, shod with brand new Vredestein tyres. All the original documentation is provided with the car. The full stainless steel Hayward & Scott 12 branch exhaust system is brand new and equipped with the famous 4 pipe “fan tail” that is characteristic of V12 E Types. This superb and unique E Type will delight any genuine collector who appreciates both aesthetic and mechanic perfection. Price in Euros : 185.000,00€ Shipping is possible all over Europe if requested. All EU taxes have been paid on this automobile and she carries French “carte grise” (Log Book). The car can be viewed upon appointment.

    • Year: 1974
    • Mileage: 34500 mi
    • Engine size: 5.4
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    Phoenix International
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  • 1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 FHC

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    This is a very significant matching numbers E-Type being the second from last Series II FHC ever made. The car was manufactured on the 22nd October 1970 and was supplier new in Regency Red with manual transmission. XRW 51J was supplied new by Peter Lindner (of Lindner/Nocker Lightweight E-Type racing fame), Frankfurt, Germany to a British Army officer, Captain G.D Petrie, B.F.P.O, Soest, Germany. This E- Type spent it's early years in Germany, before being shipped to Canada in 1987. After two years the E-Type was shipped to Liverpool and between 1997 and 2003 was subject of a major restoration that was carried out to an exceptionally high standard. Since the major rebuild the car has only covered 3500 miles and presents beautifully. From the photos we can see the bodyshell was totally stripped bare down to the tub and the shell rebuilt as required with all running gear removed. Photos highlight various brand new panels being fitted to the body and mechanical work to include the differential being overhauled and the engine partially stripped down. Many new parts were fitted to the car to include new stainless steel exhaust pipes and manifolds, new polished rocker covers, electronic

    • Year: 1970
    • Mileage: 3500 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type

    £129,995 £129,995

    This car was originally built for the USA market having been supplied to Jaguar Cars in New York in 1965 and then returned to the UK in 1990. It is a matching numbers car, presented in its original black livery exterior as authenticated by Jaguar Heritage. The light blue/grey interior colour complements the exterior well having been amended during the restoration undertaken by Ivydene Garage in the 1990’s. Once the restoration was complete the car was then first registered in the UK in 2001. During the period of restoration, the car was converted to right hand drive for a fastidious UK purchaser and has remained in its current excellent condition ever since. There is a service history file for the car showing regular maintenance by its present owner who is a member of the JDC, confirming that during his ownership the car has always been kept in dry storage and much enjoyed over the summer months only. This fine example displays superb panel fit and the car drove beautifully on a recent outing. This car is available to view in our showroom at our new location in Beaulieu, Hampshire. We would recommend you contact us by calling 01590 610929 to arrange a convenient time to view this car.

    • Year: 1965
    • Mileage: 85500 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
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  • Jaguar E-Type E-Type Series II Roadster

    £119,995 £119,995

    About this Jaguar E-Type E-Type Series II Roadster The E-Type Jaguar is, without doubt, one of the most significant classic motorcars ever penned. Launched in 1961 with the Series I, the second generation came along in 1968. Modifications included open headlights without glass covers, a wrap-around rear bumper, tail lights below the bumpers and uprated brakes. The engine is easily identified visually by the change from smooth polished cam covers to a more 'ribbed' appearance. The interior and dashboard were also redesigned, with rocker switches being substituted for toggle switches. This striking E-Type in extremely rare black paint is believed to have been delivered new to California, where it dwelled in the garage of the first owner for the better part of two decades. The second Californian owner would use the Jaguar sparingly before putting it up in long-term storage. The car remained in his ownership for many years until 2012, when a noted San Diego area Jaguar specialist acquired the car and soon embarked on a comprehensive restoration. It received new paint and upholstery to the highest standards in black over red. The car's mechanical systems were comprehensively restored as

    • Mileage: 84252 mi
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  • Jaguar E-Type

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    Matching number car with Jaguar Heritage certificate. This is voted as the worlds most beautiful car by many and well she really is a stunner. Over the last year she has been stripped to metal with new floor, channels and boot floor welded in. New bonnet sections and wings have been fitted. She has been painted withBrunox epoxy primer and upol system paint in original colour with new red leather interior. Fluid film Linol has been applied everywhere inside and out on all panels, channels and in anywhere I could get to. So no rust. Motor was rebuilt with a plus .020 rebore and bearings. New oil pump and hardware. Toppen was stripped and all valves lapped in with new bearings for the cam. Then shimmed when rebuilt. The motor has only driven 1000kms since building and still need another 1000kms before she is run in. I have fitted Tripple double Weber 45 side draft carbs with correct road jetting to make the car more comfy to drive in traffic. 123 electronic ignition so she will start when you need. I have the original twin carbs and wheels which will follow the car if wanted. Big bore stainless headers and exhaust make for a great sound and extra power. New hood has been fitted along with almost all chrome replaced for stainless steel so no more rust. New 6 1/2" wheel and tires have given it a more aggressive look. All electrical wiring loom has been replaced along with led lighting. There has been to many new parts fitted to name all of them and I have receipts for all the parts and materials used. Comes with a hard top which isn't the best. I bought it new but have not worked on it. This is a car in great condition and a dream to drive. A real head turner. This is a chance to own a real driving car that looks and makes you feel amazing. Photographic journal of work done on the car available. Check out xkedata.com for more info and pics as well as https://www.facebook.com/alex.a.alex/media_set?set=a.10153838667521855.1073741828.649516854&type=3 Please contact me for more information if interested. Thanks for looking

    • Year: 1970
    • Mileage: 84000 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
    For sale
    Alexander Harris
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