1974 Jaguar-XKE Series 3 V12 OTS
(with hard top)

Specifications
Stock: J74-055
Current condition: ORIGINAL-PRESERVED
Performance: 5,343cc SOHC V12, 4 Zenith Stromberg Carbs
Transmission: 4 speed manual
Suspension: Independent
Color exterior: Silver Metallic
Color interior: Red
Features: Blaupunkt AM/FM/Cassette Stereo
Mileage: 18,317
Wheels: Chrome Wire Wheels
Tires: Michelin All Season 215/70/R15
Brakes: Disc
Vin #: UE1S26055
Engine #: 7S17151LB
Gearbox #: KL8685
Other 1: Body Number: 4S8925
Description

Completed at Jaguar's Browns Lane factory in June of 1974, this exceedingly original E-Type Roadster is one of the final examples of the legendary model. Believed to have been delivered to the US when new, the car is equipped with left hand drive, and the end-of-the-line twelve-cylinder power plant. Finished in the very fitting livery of silver metallic over red, this highly original Jaguar is believed to have covered just over 18,000 miles since new. The Jaguar's first owner is believed to have owned the car until 1980, when its most recent previous caretaker purchased the car. The silver exterior has been refinished at some stage, presumably in the 1980s, and presents today with a lovingly aged patina. The interior has a very original feel, with neatly worn-in seats and most of the factory trim still in place. A period radio is installed in the dash, most likely the factory or dealer installed unit from when the car was new. A car with a very pleasing patina of age, low mileage and boasting great options, this Jaguar would be an enjoyable companion on any number of motoring adventures.

History

Launched in 1961 at the international motor show in Geneva, the E-type, or XKE, echoed the sensation of the XK-120, perhaps even more. An astonishing performance package, with amazing speed and handling, the XKE’s brand new 4-wheel independent suspension system was so well conceived, it was used by Jaguar for over thirty years. In 1971, a new 5.3 liter 12-cylinder Jaguar V-12 engine was introduced, with upgraded brakes and standard power steering and was available only as a convertible and a 2+2 coupe. This is the second to last year that Jaguar produced the E-type.

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