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1973 Jaguar E Type Series III V12


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Last of the E-Type family that's more GT than sports car.

The Series 3 is the best sorted of them all, as well as the cheapest way to buy this legendary big cat because while the earlier cars still carry a significant premium, the Series 3 is the most usable E-type of them all.

When Jaguar unveiled the third iteration of its E-type in 1971 there were sharp intakes of breath. Here was a car with a wheelbase stretched by nine inches compared with its predecessor, so its cabin was as spacious as an E-type 2+2’s, things improved a little further by the car’s width increasing by an inch. Power came from an engine with twice as many cylinders as before.

Compared with the six-cylinder editions that went before, the S3 is a completely different animal with its V12 engine. Its bigger and more spacious than its predecessors while also being much more relaxed to drive. But it’s certainly no slouch as it can go from 0-60mph in just 6.4 seconds and it tops out at 142mph, so there’s no shortage of urge.

ABOUT THIS CAR

  • Matching Numbers Car
  • VERY GOOD Condition - Fully documented ground up restoration with photos.
  • Good provenance - This car was restored to Concours Condition back in the early 90's at a cost of circa NZD96K. As a result, it won Concours on various occasions including First Place Concours Otago Jaguar Drivers Club Nov 2000 / Concours Christchurch Jaguar Drivers Club Feb 2001 & 2002.
  • Today, the car is best described as an older restoration; still beautiful in Red with Black leather, wire wheels / white wall tires / Webasto Sunroof etc.
  • Beautiful grand tourer - an absolute delight to drive.
  • Three Speed Borg Warner Automatic / Power Steering.
  • STUNNING CAR!

VALUES - The ceiling for these cars nowadays is generally around NZD200K, although the odd exceptional car might change hands for a bit more – potentially as much as NZD235K. Some are advertised for more than this but whether or not they sell is a moot point. At this level such cars are really aimed at collectors who are unlikely to use their cars; they’ll be completely restored; best of the best examples. Quite a few Series 3 owners do use their Jaguars a fair bit for touring, and to buy something suitable you should expect to spend somewhere between NZD185K and NZD200K for a really nice 2+2. E-types are still coming back from the US, but these are more often six-cylinder cars rather than V12s. Obviously, they’ll be in left-hand drive form and such cars will always be worth less in NZ unless they’re converted to right-hand drive.

It’s taken a long time but the market has now latched on to the fact that the S3 is a great car. However, part of the reason for the increase in values is they’ve been dragged up by the earlier cars becoming so expensive to buy that enthusiasts can no longer afford them, so they’re turning to the V12 models instead. That makes the S3 sound like the poor relation, but the V12-powered E-type is no consolation price, as it’s the most usable of the breed. Its also the most highly developed.

For a long time many E-type fans bought a V12 because they couldn’t afford anything else, but the cat is now out of the bag and classic car fans are appreciating this E-type in its own right. With great specialist and club support, the S3 makes huge sense on many levels; these cars are surprisingly usable, even on the longest journeys.

Will be sold WOF'd and Registered if Sold in New Zealand.

TRANSPORT / SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST.

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DISCLAIMER (Please Read)

NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993

Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.

Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.

The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time) on +64 (0) 3 310-6485 / +64 (0) 274 990-020. Alternatively, you may email us at info@waimakclassiccars.co.nz anytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Waimak Classic Cars is Not a car yard dealer type of operation. As a result, we do not operate through fixed opening hours and viewing is By Appointment Only.