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1974 Jaguar Series iii V12 E Type Roadster For Sale in London (RHD)
- Exceptional history with over £54,000 of service invoices on file
- Uprated with the highly desirable 5-speed Getrag gearbox
- Same private ownership for over 20 years
- Just benefitted from a comprehensive recommission with marque specialists costing £13,557
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 120/130mph 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.
Finished in the age-old iconic colour combination of Signal Red coachwork with Ebony Black hide and matching Black mohair soft top. This iconic car has been in the same private ownership over the last two decades, it was during this ownership ABW 989L underwent a significant restoration with works commencing late 1997 and completed by the beginning of the Millenium. Reading through the correspondents, invoices there was a huge amount of thought and attention to detail paid to improve the overall drive. The original automatic gearbox was removed and uprated with the highly desirable 5 speed Getrag box which was factory approved and fitted to the XJS. In addition, inertia seat belts, chrome wire wheels with twin ear spinners, mohair soft top and Moto Lita steering wheel were also fitted.
Benefiting with a complete mechanical recommission with works including removing the rear axle and overhauling, complete brake system with a new master cylinder, discs, and callipers, new cooling hoses, wishbones to just list some of these works. All of these works were carried out by highly regarded marque specialist which was complete on the 8th October 2018 to the grand total of £13,557.
Complete with tools, and original British Leyland service book and sitting on its gleaming 205 profile wire wheels with matching Michelin tyres this iconic car stands proudly on the button road ready for its new owner.
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