1973 Jaguar-XKE Series 3 V12 OTS
|Performance:||V12 5343 cc | 326.1 cu in. | 5.3 L., Zenith-Stromberg 175 CD2SE SOHC|
|Transmission:||4 Speed Manual|
|Color exterior:||British Racing Green|
|Features:||British Leyland AM/FM Stereo|
|Wheels:||Steel Wheels (with Hubcaps)|
|Tires:||Pirelli P4000 205/70/15|
|Gearbox #:||KL 5023|
|Other 1:||Body Number: 454582|
This 1973 Series 3 XKE is a solid, stylish example that features an attractive BRG over Biscuit color combination, with an original interior that stands on a nice set of Pirelli P4000 tires. It features a 4 speed transmission, and a powerful V12 engine; Classic Showcase has scheduled the Roadster for a full servicing and freshening up, just in time for the upcoming Spring 2021 driving season!
The E-Type Series 3 was introduced in 1971, with a new 5.3 L twelve-cylinder Jaguar V12 engine, 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. The Series 3 is easily identifiable by the large cross-slatted front grille and flared wheel arches, and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12. Cars for the US market were fitted with large projecting rubber bumper over-riders (in 1973 these were on front, in 1974 both front and rear to meet local 5 mph (8 km/h) impact regulations, but those on European models were considerably smaller. US models also have side indicator repeats on the front wings. There were also a very limited number of six-cylinder Series 3 E-Types built. These were featured in the initial sales literature. When leaving the factory the V12 Open Two Seater and V12 2 ± 2 originally fitted Dunlop E70VR − 15 inch tires on 15 × 6K wire or solid wheels.