Classic and Sportscar Centre, Malton
Corner Farm, West Knapton, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK, YO17 8JB
- Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.30pm
- Sunday: 10am-4pm
- Closed Saturday
1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Manual
For every three E-Type's built, two were exported, mainly to the U.S. As American emission regulations were increasingly strangling the performance of the E-Type, the Series III emerged in 1971 with a 5.3 litre V12, based on the layout of the longer 2+2 fixed head. Production ceased in 1974, ending a distinguished life and remarkable export success story. The new V12 used an alloy cylinder block and this kept the weight down, meaning the suspension and body of the cars did not have to modified much, and the engine could be sited reasonably well forward without upsetting the cars balance. The most noticeable features of the V12 model are the flared wheel aches and new style grill.
This particular example has the more desirable manual transmission. The overall condition of the car is quite superb, and is no different to when we sold the car six years ago. The body and paintwork has been kept in lovely condition, and the bonnet, tailgate, door bottoms and wheels aches are
all excellent. The tan leather has aged nicely, and is very presentable. The engine has been detailed and is very bright, and importantly the performance is still superb.