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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. optionally an automatic transmission, wire wheels and air conditioning were available. The brand new V12 engine was originally developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was equipped with four Zenith carburettors. The final engine was claimed to produce 203 kW (272 hp), more torque, and a 0-60 mph acceleration of less than 7 seconds, but this bhp figure was reduced in later production. The short wheelbase FHC body style was discontinued, with the Series 3 available only as a convertible and 2+2 coup.
A matching numbers car with heritage certificate UBR 44K is finished in Midnight Blue and is a stunning car throughout. She was bought new by Mr D Cheeseman as a Silver anniversary wedding present for his wife , The car was used for around 15 years before being " retired " into his collection of other Jaguars and vehicles. Fast forward 35 years and the car was sold as part of the estate to the current owner who has recommissioned her to the highest standard with no expense spared. A bare metal rebuild was carried out only 300 miles ago to a better then new standard including powder coating rear axle , hubs etc. The original interior has been restored with only the headlining being replaced.
Mechanically superb the 5.3 V12 engine is powerful even by today's standards , Matched to the smooth automatic transmission and power steering she is an absolute pleasure to drive.
Really needs to be seen to be appreciated !!
If you have any questions or require further photos please contact Chris
01372 278 53901372 278 5...(click to reveal full phone number) - 07940 007 06707940 007 0...(click to reveal full phone number)
Low Mileage, Excellent Condition
ago183 days ago