1973 Jaguar-XKE E-Type V12 Series III OTS
|Performance:||5.3 Liter, V-12, 285 horsepower|
|Color interior:||Tan/ Black|
|Features:||AM/FM British Leyland radio, Air Conditioning, Power Steering|
|Wheels:||chrome wire wheels|
|Brakes:||power assisted 4 wheel disc|
|Other 1:||Body #: AS3427|
(SOLD) This 1973 Jaguar Series III V12 Roadster is an exceptional, original example that was part of a private collection for many years. The V12 model exudes excellent performance, handling and power while giving the driver a non-typical, smooth ride. It is featured in a striking color combination of red with a spacious tan interior and a black top and boot. It is very hard to find original, unmolested vehicles, such as this, that have been well maintained, serviced and have very low original miles. This vehicle has been recently serviced and detailed by Classic Showcase to flaunt the excellent patina. Additional features include a 4 speed manual transmission, factory A/C, wire wheels and the original British Leyland AM/FM radio. This Jaguar E-type is for the discerning collector who demands originality as well as excellent original examples.
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.