H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 44
Year : 1972
Engine Size : 5343cc
Colour : Red
Interior : Beige
Registration No. : GVG729K
Chassis No. : 1S50550
Engine No. : 7S3778SA
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


- Currently displaying a credible but unwarranted 60,000 miles with paperwork dating back to 1981 at an indicated 39,913 miles
- Desirable manual, home market example that appears to pleasingly retain its original engine and Beige leather upholstery
- Original handbook, over 20 expired MOT certificates and a current one valid until June 2017
Introduced in 1971, the Series III version of Jaguar's iconic E-Type sportscar was powered by a new super smooth 5343cc SOHC V12 engine. Further benefiting from a wider track, revised suspension geometry, power steering and uprated brakes, it proved a fitting swansong. Total RHD Coupe production amounted to 2,116 cars. Showing a credible but unwarranted 60,000 miles to its odometer, chassis 1S50550 is accompanied by paperwork dating back to 1981 at an indicated 39,913 miles. The subject of past restoration work including the refurbishment of its back axle assembly, the Jaguar looks to pleasingly retain its original 5.3 litre V12 engine and Beige leather upholstery. Passing its last MOT test on June 17th 2016, the E-Type appears to be fundamentally sound but would benefit from a bare metal repaint and sundry cosmetic tidying. A desirable manual example that the vendor has pressed into everyday service on occasion, he variously rates it as being in `average' (paintwork, interior trim), `good' (bodywork) or `very good' (engine, four-speed manual gearbox, electrics) condition. Usable `as is', this seemingly low mileage, `home market', matching numbers V12 Coupe is offered for sale with original handbook, sales and service facilities book, over twenty expired MOT certificates and sundry other paperwork.