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Gorgeous professional restoration of 10+ years. 49,000 original miles - US car!

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Manufacturer: Jaguar
Model: E-Type
Year: 1973
Color: Signal Red
Mileage: 49,800
Engine: 5.3 litre Jaguar V12
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: 2 door roadster
Interior Color: Biscuit tan
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Gorgeous professional restoration of 10+ years. 49,000 original miles - US car! for sale

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  • Gorgeous professional restoration of 10+ years. 49,000 original miles - US car!
  • Gorgeous professional restoration of 10+ years. 49,000 original miles - US car!
  • Gorgeous professional restoration of 10+ years. 49,000 original miles - US car!
  • Gorgeous professional restoration of 10+ years. 49,000 original miles - US car!
  • Gorgeous professional restoration of 10+ years. 49,000 original miles - US car!
  • Gorgeous professional restoration of 10+ years. 49,000 original miles - US car!
  • Gorgeous professional restoration of 10+ years. 49,000 original miles - US car!
  • Gorgeous professional restoration of 10+ years. 49,000 original miles - US car!
  • Gorgeous professional restoration of 10+ years. 49,000 original miles - US car!
  • Gorgeous professional restoration of 10+ years. 49,000 original miles - US car!
  • Gorgeous professional restoration of 10+ years. 49,000 original miles - US car!
  • Gorgeous professional restoration of 10+ years. 49,000 original miles - US car!






Jaguar XK-E

V12 Series III




5. 3 liter V12 E-type Jaguar roadster convertible

Stunning presentation & condition



This an absolutely gorgeous V-12 Roadster automatic out-fitted in its original Signal red with Biscuit tan Connolly hide interior combination. The car is accented with a black convertible top.


The 5. 3 litre V12 convertible configuration represented only some 10% of total production numbers for the E-type Jaguar series from 1961 to 1974. The Automatic option reduces this number even more. (The engine is a 326 cubic inch capacity set with 4 x Zenith-Stromberg carburettors delivering in the range of 285 horsepower).  


This particular E-type was dispatched from the Jaguar factory on May 24th 1973 to its first owner in New Mexico in early 1974. It stayed with the same first owner up until 1986 where it was purchased by its 2nd owner based in Michigan with only 32. 00 miles. As part of a collection by a wealthy car enthusiast. it was driven very little and ONLY in summer months (never on snow roads). It was finally on-sold in 1992 with only 36. 00 to its most recent owner who has covered the additional 13. 00 miles right up until now.


The body on this car is straight and the paint is excellent having undergone a complete high-end bare-metal repaint some 15 years ago by an E-type Jaguar experienced body-shop. Cost equivalent of some $25. 00.   The repaint is well documented with pictures in a detailed history file on the car. The "before" pictures show the car to be rust and dent free. It was only repainted because the original paint was oxidized beyond buffing (The car would come up very shiny after a polish but would then dull within a few days). Today. the paint shows very few marks or blemishes since its repaint and is in fantastic condition (the "Notre Dame" decal on the boot can easily be removed). There is no rust or signs thereof and the underside is incredibly show clean and dry. She has truly been a dry condition car. The only snow this E-type has seen has been for these photos!


The interior of the car is in stunning original condition with excellent original Connolly hide leather upholstery finished in the biscuit tan. All the dash is original and in very good condition. A new convertible top was fitted after the repaint and remains in fantastic shape by virtue of the car's minimal use. The centre console leather covering is a little loose and this would be the only criticism of the interior but that is an easy fix and not done so because it IS original. All the detailed things. like the sunvisors and dash switches are in perfect condition. The chrome finishes. handles. knobs. steering wheel - all the little things that are important to make the combined sum. Simply darling! The steering wheel is an updated Nardi.


All interior features and functions are fully operational including windows. wipers. gauges. lights etc. The A/C option blows icy cold. Everything is all so clean and crisp.


The chrome. stainless steel and bright work finishes inside and out. are all good without any pitting. and the rubber around the car is very fine.


Mechanically. the car is in superior condition and the immaculate original presentation under the bonnet clearly shows that - of virtual show quality. The car has had an extensive maintenance history with much recorded in the documentation file that comes with the car. Many thousands have been spent to keep this roadster in excellent original shape; suspension rebuilt. transmission. exhaust. carburettors. regular tune-ups. hoses. lines. pipes. etc. The current condition of the exhaust is excellent with the correct exhaust tips fitted. The car has a near new set of Dunlop tyres on its original wire wheels. This is a Jaguar that has had all its usual nuances and typical issues of its age attended to and so is ready to go. The 49. 00 miles are genuine and the condition of the car supports it well.


This is a 10 out of 10 driver example - make no mistake and is a "border-line show car" that needs nothing else doing. It makes for a gorgeous "weekender" that you could take to your next Jaguar meet with pride and joy. This E-type roadster is currently museum stored and displayed.


~~ Being a significantly well-above average example of a V12 E-type convertible. this will bring a good value and is priced accordingly. Notwithstanding. sensible offers are welcomed. ~~


International bidders are welcome.


Please take the time to look at the photo link below to many additional photos. By clicking on the "original" pics you can see everything in high resolution detail to see even the slightest of imperfections. There is nothing to hide.
Please feel free to ask any and all questions you may have as it is an "as-is" auction.


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Click HERE to see many individual photos




This Jaguar is part of a private collection. Although licensed and bonded. I am not a main-stream retail car dealer or broker; I am a professional car collector of some 30 years with considerable experience and knowledge of British cars. I have a long standing reputation being associated with the Rolls-Royce marque which I take seriously. I take pride in my cars and have fun in collecting and restoring them. However. auctions are not a game so when you place a bid or offer. and you are the winning bidder. please understand you have entered a binding contract. You cannot bid and win the auction and expect not to meet the terms and conditions. Bidding and/or winning does not mean you are expecting me to “hold” the car until you have the opportunity to inspect it. Any inspection contemplated should be undertaken BEFORE you bid or make an offer and I openly welcome any potential buyer to come and personally inspect the car. Once you bid or make an offer. you are doing so to buy WITHOUT conditions. Your bid can not be subject to anything. A $2000. 00 deposit (non-refundable) is required within 24 hours of the close of the auction and payable by PayPal. The balance of funds are required within 7 days of the close of the auction and must be provided by cashier's check or bank wire. I cannot accept PayPal for the balance unless you are willing to meet the cost of transfer fees. Full payment must be made (and payments cleared) before the title and/or the vehicle is released. All payments are non-refundable. Payments as described above form an important part of this purchase contract and so. if all the funds are not received as outlined above. I reserve the right to terminate the transaction without notice. If there has been any deposit or other part payments received and I elect to terminate the contract. I reserve the right to keep any such deposits or payments and resell the vehicle to another bidder or interested party or re-list the vehicle at any time. To be clear. if you change your mind for ANY reason and do not complete the transaction in the time-frame required. you will forfeit your deposit. I am happy to assist with shipping arrangements on a national and worldwide basis but the winning bidder takes full responsibility for pickup and/or shipping and at his cost.

As a collector and experienced restorer of a range of classic cars. I make every effort to bring my cars to a high standard. By comparison. my cars are generally superior to others available but they are by no means perfect. You must expect some issues. Unless specifically stated. the car is not of show standard but of nice "driver" condition. Please understand. show cars cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to achieve and sell for prices commensurate. so the sale price of this car reflects its relative condition. You are buying "condition" accordingly. Buyers should not expect to receive concours quality or "perfect" cars at these prices. Please also understand it is not always possible to attend to every item. or perhaps I may have inadvertently overlooked items. Further. and very importantly. these cars are not new. So this means a 20 year old car is predominantly comprised of 20 year old parts. And old parts will fail. All buyers must understand and expect that things can or will wear out. break and/or stop functioning without notice. This is even more likely with hand-built English cars of early technology when compared to the typical American car of the same vintage. Suspension and brakes on these cars are complex. We thoroughly check them and replace things that are identified faulty. But please understand. by example; if we change a brake line because it appears aged or faulty. we do NOT at the same time replace all other hoses because they are of similar age. This is considered "preventative maintenance". We do not do this unless specifically requested and is not included in the purchase price. Feel free to ask for this additional service. Further. a feature or function that is working perfectly one moment. may decide to play-up the next. After all. it is some 17 years old. This is the nature of any used car and especially British cars. For this reason it is necessary for the following condition:

The vehicle is being sold "as-is/where-is" with no warranty expressed. written or implied. Any descriptions or representations are made with reasonable judgment and all efforts are made to ensure fair assessment and accuracy but they are for descriptive and identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. The seller shall not be responsible for errors in description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. If any aspect of the description contradicts what can be seen in the photos. then the photos shall prevail as the reference point. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. unforeseen imperfection. defect or damage. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have satisfied himself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects at the buyer's request prior to the close of the auction. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any written or oral statements about the vehicle. Being a classic car in excess of 10 years of age. in most US states. the mileage may be recorded as “exempt”. In this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown. I can hold the vehicle up to 30 days while you arrange shipping but you must immediately insure it. I will not bear any responsibility for any additional costs including storage. transportation. or repair after the close of the auction. Whereas I am happy to store the car in excess of 30 days from auction end. a cost of $35 per day shall apply beyond 30 days of auction end. Also. you must remember that this is a 40 year old vehicle. and while it is up to you. I do not recommend that you just “hop in and drive it across the country” until you have familiarised yourself with the car. At least. I have never done that. I have always professionally transported the cars in enclosed carriers from where I bought them to my home.


I am sorry if these terms seem harsh but there seem to be some very unrealistic buyers out there - fortunately. only few of these people exist but those that do can make life difficult. so it appears EVERYTHING needs to spelled out. Very simply put. this is an old car being offered for sale. It is not new and is subject to the perils of age. Further. Jaguars are not without nuances. idiosyncrasies and they are renown for a host of design issues which can make them not inexpensive to maintain. So. please respect the terms and conditions when you bid.


"RRMOTORSINC": Qualified & experienced in Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars world-wide for more than 30 years

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