Cars International Heritage are delighted to offer this USA supplied LHD tastefully modified Series 3 V12 E-Type Jaguar in superb, restored condition.
Family owned from new until 2019
Originally supplied to the USA
Total documented restoration
Upgraded with six weber carburettors
Tremec 5 speed manual gearbox
The hugely successful Jaguar E-type was dramatically revised for 1971 with the introduction of the V12 powered Series 3. The new V12 engine gave the car a more exotic image with a dash of luxury due to its smooth power delivery and more subdued engine sounds. Further revisions included an increased length and wheelbase (to 105”), increased legroom and larger cabin space, flared wheel arches, revised bumpers, and a larger under-bumper air intake to allow for better cooling. The interior was also revised to include new reclining seats, an updated center console, and new door panels and steering wheel. The dashboard retained much of the Series II layout but included 2+2 stowage areas above the footwells.
This 1974 Series 3 V12 E-Type is an exceptionally well restored example. Aesthetically almost stock, it has been comprehensively but subtly upgraded to deliver a superb driving experience. Purchased new in 1974, the E-Type would pass from father to son completing 40,000 miles from new and showing clear pride of ownership. Originally painted brown, the car has been repainted to very high standards in black while mechanical upgrades were performed to the engine, driveline, and suspension.
The comprehensive restoration includes a rebuilt matching V12 now mated to a Tremec 5 speed Gearbox. Engine upgrades include a six weber carburretor conversion. With custom tubular manifolds and a stainless exhaust, this V12 E-Type has a unique and wonderful soundtrack quite unlike standard Series 3 cars. An aluminium radiator complete with thermostatically controlled electric fan improves cooling.
Spax adjustable suspension improves handling and ride height. Replica Dunlop D-Type alloys with 3 eared knock-off spinners and replacement European spec chrome bumpers and removal of US Spec side marker lights complete the external look.
The Tan leather interior has been completely restored and re-trimmed with a contrasting new dark brown soft top roof.
From a prominent UK collection, this E-Type has benefitted from regular running maintenance and has recently been the subject of an engine and gearbox removal to install a new rear main oil seal. The result is a dry engine and gearbox free from oil leaks.