|1973 E-Type Series III|
|Engine: 5.3 L V12 | Mileage: N/A | Price: €54,900|
The E-Type was initially designed and shown to the public as a rear-wheel drive grand tourer in two-seater coupé form (FHC or Fixed Head Coupé) and as convertible (OTS or Open Two Seater). The 2+2 version with a lengthened wheelbase was released several years later. On its release Enzo Ferrari called it "The most beautiful car ever made".
The model was made in three distinct versions which are now generally referred to as "Series 1", "Series 2" and "Series 3". A transitional series between Series 1 and Series 2 is known unofficially as "Series 1½".
Manufactured by Jaguar between 1961 and 1975, its combination of good looks, high performance, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring.
With Series III (1971-1975) a new 5.3 L twelve-cylinder Jaguar V12 engine was introduced, with uprated brakes and standard power steering. The short wheelbase FHC body style was discontinued and the V12 was available only as a convertible and 2+2 coupé. The convertible used the longer-wheelbase 2+2 floorplan. It is easily identifiable by the large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12.
15,287 cars were produced between 1971 and 1975.
This particular E-type Mk.III is an American spec car that features hydraulic assisted steering, an automatic transmission gearbox and a fully working original A/C unit.
Both its body and interior are in perfect condition and its mechanical parts can be simply described as "excellent". There is no rust in any part of the body.
The hood has been replaced and upgraded to Mohair type.