Jaguar E Type V12 Convertible
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION & HISTORY
This stunning Jaguar E-Type Series V12 convertible was manufactured on 20th December 1973 and dispatched on the 25th January 1974 by Collets Avon Motors to the first owner who lived in Buckinghamshire. The car is manual and finished in Pale Primrose Yellow, with matching removable hard top. The interior trim is Biscuit leather with beige Mohair hood.
The current owner acquired the car in April 2004. Since then he has invested considerable time and money restoring it to its current condition, most of the work being carried out in the last 6 years. The current mileage shown is 49,202 and it has covered just 3,312 miles in the last 8 years.
In 2006 the engine was removed and stripped down and rebuilt by the Classic Car Specialist Robin Lackford Motor Engineering in West Sussex. This included having the flywheel resurfaced, fitting of a new clutch and replacement of the slave cylinder. The engine strip down included stripping out the leaking sump and replacing crank seals. Replacement of timing chain, chain guides and rebuilding with new gaskets. The cam covers were also refurbished and fitted with new badges and gaskets. The carburettors were also stripped down, cleaned and fitted with new diaphragms, the distributor was stripped out cleaned and fitted with new “O” ring seal, rotor and cap. The gearbox was overhauled at the same time and refitted with new rear mounting. The starter motor was overhauled. Full breakdown of work and parts available. Since then the car has been regularly serviced.
In 2014 a major restoration of the bodywork was undertaken by West Hoathly Garage in Sussex (Rolls Royce and Bentley Specialist). This entailed stripping the car down removing all paint to take the car back to bare metal. The bodywork was repaired by cutting out and welding in new sections as required and any dents and blemishes were also repaired professionally. Once complete the car was primed (self etch and high build first) and then finished in a Primrose Yellow top coat. At the same time the engine was removed complete and all fittings removed from the engine bay and bulkhead. The engine bay was painted, including preparing and painting the engine. All the suspension arms etc were repainted as well. Many fittings and parts were either restored or replaced on reassembly along with re-chromed bumpers. The car has only covered just over 3,000 miles since this restoration which cost over £16,000.
In addition to the above work the hard top has also been restored, the interior has had a complete no expense spared re-trim, all the chrome work has been replaced , a stainless steel exhaust has been fitted and a set of Chrome wire wheels fitted. All this work is in addition to regular maintenance and upkeep.
The car comes with a heritage certificate from the Jaguar Daimler heritage trust, a substantial photographic record of the rebuild work carried out and lots of documentation included itemised bills with parts and details work carried out.
The Series 3 E-Type was introduced by Jaguar in March 1971 and was produced for only three and half years, the majority of the cars being made in left hand drive and exported to the US. The car was powered by the all new glorious 5.3 litre V12 which would eventually end up powering the XJS. Producing 272bhp and 304lbs of torque the engine combined with a longer wheelbase helped evolve the E-type from pure sports car into a long distance grand tourer. Even so it was still capable of 0-60 in 6.4 seconds.
SOLD WITH 3 MONTHS /3000 MILES (WHICHEVER SOONER) ‘IN HOUSE’ WARRANTY AND 12 MONTHS MOT
THE MORGAN & CLASSIC CAR SPECIALIST in CORNWALL
Perranwell Station – Near Truro – Cornwall – TR3 7PT