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1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 Roadster Manual For Sale in London (LHD)
- Delivered from new with the highly desirable manual gearbox
- Just undergone complete suspension and braking overhaul
- Fitted with air conditioning and Chrome Wire Wheels
- European spec bumpers
- Ready for immediate summer use
The V12 E-Type was at its best as a long-distance, high-speed tourer. There were few cars which could match its top speed and 150mph cruising ability, even amongst the exotica from Italy, and none at all the silence and smoothness of its engine’ – Paul Skilleter, “The Jaguar E-Type.”
One consequence of the E-Type’s long process of development had been a gradual increase in weight, but a good measure of the concomitant loss of performance was restored in 1971 with the arrival of what would be the final version – the Series III V12. Weighing only 80lb more than the cast-iron-block 4.2-litre XK six, the new all-alloy, 5.3-litre, overhead-camshaft V12 produced 272bhp, an output good enough for a top speed comfortably in excess of 140mph. The further good news was that the 0-100mph time of around 16 seconds made the V12 the fastest-accelerating E-Type ever.
As per its works heritage certificate, this glorious roadster is finished in its original colour combination of Old English White coachwork with Russet Red hide, a black soft top and matching tonneau cover. Built-in left-hand drive form and completed 26th February 1974 making this particular example, a late car, benefits from air conditioning and inertia seats belts.
Upon being acquired by DD Classics #UE1S 25020 has undergone significant mechanical refurbishment with a huge amount of attention to detail paid to the following areas: removing the rear axle and overhauling like new, a completely new brake system with a new master cylinder, discs, callipers, hoses to the front and rear of the car, a complete new exhausts system from the manifolds running through to the rear fantail exhaust pipe, a complete set of cooling hoses and header tank, refurbishment and correct setting up of all 4 carburettors, wishbones, bushes, steering rack gaiters, front and rear dampers plus new chrome throughout are just some of the works carried out to bring the car up to a high spec.
Standing proudly on its Chrome wire wheels this particular example is fully prepared on the button, road ready for its new owner.
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