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1973 Jaguar E-Type. (XK-E) Near-mint, Completely Restored and no Problems!

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Last update: 16.01.2014

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Manufacturer: Jaguar
Model: E-Type
Year: 1973
Type: Roadster/convertible
Color: Regency Red
Mileage: 50,143
Engine: V-12
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Series III
Interior Color: Biscuit (tan)
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1973 Jaguar E-Type. (XK-E) Near-mint, Completely Restored and no Problems! for sale

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  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type. (XK-E) Near-mint, Completely Restored and no Problems!
  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type. (XK-E) Near-mint, Completely Restored and no Problems!
  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type. (XK-E) Near-mint, Completely Restored and no Problems!
  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type. (XK-E) Near-mint, Completely Restored and no Problems!
  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type. (XK-E) Near-mint, Completely Restored and no Problems!
  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type. (XK-E) Near-mint, Completely Restored and no Problems!
  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type. (XK-E) Near-mint, Completely Restored and no Problems!
  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type. (XK-E) Near-mint, Completely Restored and no Problems!
  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type. (XK-E) Near-mint, Completely Restored and no Problems!
  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type. (XK-E) Near-mint, Completely Restored and no Problems!
  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type. (XK-E) Near-mint, Completely Restored and no Problems!
  • 1973 Jaguar E-Type. (XK-E) Near-mint, Completely Restored and no Problems!

 

 

1973 Jaguar E-Type Roadster.   A full body-off restoration was completed in Texas in 2008.   Dozens of photos of the restoration were made every step of the way.   I bought the car 2 months after the restoration and had it shipped to my home in Connecticut.   Since then. span >  I “sorted out” the car to the way I like it.   First. here is SOME of the work that was done in Texas:

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From the front to the back: all parts were repaired or replaced:

Headlights. rubbers. paint. AC. Radiator. Water pump. elts. starter. ignition coil. distributor. plugs. wires. balanced and blueprinted engine (with 400 miles) Jaguar of Houston. Brakes. calipers. Slave cylinder. Master Cylinder. nbsp; alternator and battery . new Clutch. power steering pump rebuilt 4 speed. Tach/Speedo. Tires and Tubes and flaps on original true spoke wheels including new spare . heater box. rebuilt strombergs (all 4) wiper blades. Interior. Complete interior redo. seats. dash. carpets. steering wheel. door panels. storage compartment. convertible top and boot. seatbelts. Fuel pump. fuel tank (removed and restored) trunk liner. and manual and finally the muffler.

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A loose-leaf book with all the receipts from Texas will be is included.   When I first got the car. I was not very impressed with the paint job and had it re-painted in the same Regency Red.   The paint is as perfect as I guess it's going to get. but there is still one paint bubble and a few edge-chips on the side of the door.   See the attached photos for details.   My car starts easily and runs smoothly.   The 12-cylinder engines purrs like…well. a Jaguar on the Interstate.   The front-end is perfect. the steering is sharp and effortless.   On twisting country roads. there's no shimmy. no steering drift to the left nor right.   You will hear the roar and smell the exhaust.   The radiator does not overheat (a common problem). the heater actually heats in cold weather. the air-conditioner actually cools in hot weather (although I miss the point of air conditioning in an open-top car).   The biscuit-colored leather interior is perfect. the carpeting is perfect (front. back. sides and trunk).   All 5 tires have about 100 miles on them (the spare has “0” miles). the odometer reading is accurate as far as I can tell. but it really started again from”400" after the restoration.   The gauges all operate correctly and accurately.   The engine is set to idle at about 900 rpm.   At that speed. the oil pressure gauge reads 40 psi (see photo of both the tach and the oil gauge).   The tach has never been CLOSE to the red-line on my watch.   The top is in good condition. although I've never used it as I find there's not enough headroom nor visibility for me.   There's also a leather boot cover. operation manual (a reprint). service manual (original). tools. receipts for all my expenses since I got the car (except gas).

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Some of the modifications I made after I got the car:

 

I installed a hidden electrical cut-off switch on the dashboard.   There's little sense locking a car with no top (or a fabric top); so just flip the switch when parking and the car becomes VERY hard-to-steal without a flatbed.   Use common sense when parking in unsecured areas.   This car attracts a lot of admirers (both male and female).

 

As a retired radio engineer. I have to have good radio while I drive (not cassettes. CD or MPwhatever. but RADIO).   I installed a Becker Europa II AM/FM/Shortwave set and an electric antenna.   It was the hope of listening to the shortwave band that sold me on this model. but I confess to never having received any station on shortwave.

 

I removed the dashboard clock and had the movement replaced with a quartz system.

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The car has always been parked in a garage attached to my home and has never been driven in the rain nor at night (I don't see well enough to drive at night).

Why am I selling?  I'm 71 years old now and this car is for guys before/during their mid-life crisis.   I've developed a bit of a pot belly and arthritis. which makes getting in and out difficult.   Finally. I have 7 other similar cars and my third wife says. “Grow up!”  Yes. dear!

 

The car is located in Newtown. Connecticut. about 1. 5 hours from the New York Airports.   You are encouraged to visit so you can inspect and drive the car for yourself.   Please bring your mechanic and/or drive it home.   If you want the car shipped. I'll be pleased to help you make arrangements.   That's how I bought the car in Texas.

 

THE RULES:

I hate rules. but please don't waste your time nor mine if you're expecting a windfall from Nigeria to pay for this.   I'll be suspicious if you don't call me before or during bidding to ask any questions that are on your mind.   203-426-2524. after 12 noon. Eastern time (my name is “Dave”).   I will expect a $100 refundable payment by PayPal as soon as we have a deal.   If you can't pay this small deposit by PayPal. please do not bid.

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p. s.

If you notice the photo of the door on the glove box (or “cubby” as the British say). you'll notice the autograph of Stirling Moss in silver ink.  I don't know. when or why he “signed” the car.   If you never heard of “Sir Stirling Moss. please Google him.

 

 


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