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1971-1975 JAGUAR E-type S3 V12 Roadster specifications

1971-1975 JAGUAR E-type S3 V12 Roadster specifications Classic and Performance Car

Although it’s been criticised for being too much of a tourer, and not enough of a sports car, the E-type Series III still has massive appeal. The front-end styling with its prominent chrome grille lacks the grace of the earlier cars, and the suspension of these later cars was softer, but as Jaguar was looking towards the American market with, this was on message. The V12 was only 36kg heavier than the straight-six, and handling balance wasn’t too drastically affected. In Europe, it became unsaleable overnight in the aftermath of the 1973 energy crisis.

Production

  • Production:
    15,290
  • Price at launch:
    £3,123
  • Price (excellent)
    £55,000
  • Price (good):
    £40,000
  • Price (average):
    £30,000
  • Price (project):
    £15,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    6.4secs
  • Top speed:
    146.0mph
  • Power:
    276.0bhp
  • Torque:
    304.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    15.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V12
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, torsion bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual/Three-speed auto

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4684mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2667mm
  • Width:
    1678mm
  • Height:
    1226mm
  • Weight:
    1499kgs

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