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
left-hand-drive albion jaguar e-type series-3 v12 ots 1974 black manual power-steering british