Jaguar E-Type S3 V12
|Exterior Colour:||Indigo Blue|
|Interior Colour:||French Blue|
|Date of Reg:||01/01/1971|
|Top Speed:||142 mph|
|Engine Output:||272 bhp|
|Laminated Triplex Windscreen, Jack and Wheel Spinner Removal Tool, Leather Padded Cubby Box, Gauges for Speed, Rev Counter, Fuel, Oil Pressure, Battery and Water Temperature, Centre Ashtrays, Cigar Lighter, Locking Glove Box, Heater, Power Steering.|
|Full Stainless Steel Exhaust System, Stainless 72 Spoke Wire Wheels, Mota-Lita Wood Rim Steering Wheel, Premium Sound System.|
The original interior was subject to an extensive re-trim by Jaguar and Aston Martin specialists, The Trim Centre, Nuneaton at a cost of £10,000.
Works included a complete and extensive re-trim all in the bespoke colourway of French Blue. Original seats retrimmed in fine French Blue leather with centre section perforations, matching Ambla vinyl door cards and rear with flawless chrome trim, new deep pile dove grey carpets throughout with matching over mats and a second set in contrasting navy blue, new sound deadening layer and anti-vibration matting, new headlining in dove grey, leather centre armrest and cubby box, period style DAB radio and single CD player, all unmarked.
Fully retrimmed dashboard, all interior lighting, crystal clear Smiths gauges, switches, analog clock and all electrics work as they were intended. A wood rim and rivet design Mota-Lita steering wheel with aluminium Growler boss completes this stunning interior.
The body was stripped to a bare shell, all original wings, body and bonnet stripped back to bare metal, no filler was found when stripping back the original bodywork.
Meticulously painted in Jaguar Indigo Blue. The paint finish and bodywork are outstanding, factory panel fit, shut lines and gaps. The underside is completely painted to original factory specification, all original parts powder coated in correct factory colours where possible, fully detailed and unmarked as you can see from the pictures. All work carried out by noted Jaguar E-Type Restoration Specialists Butlin and Sons, Swadlincote, Derbyshire.
All original bright work either replated or replaced using quality items throughout, original Lucas lighting all round with the exception of better performing new Wipac Quadoptic halogen headlights. Triplex Sundym tinted glass all round that presents in stunning order.
A full photographic record consisting of circa 130 images of the car before, during and after restoration was carried out over the five-year build period and completed November 2018.
The 5 stainless steel 72 spoke wire wheels and 2 eared spinners are flawless and dressed with all matching Pirelli Cinturato HS CN12 205/70 R15 tyres which are excellent all round.
The brake system has been completely replaced giving the car excellent braking feel and capability. Servo-assisted disc brakes all round, three-piston calipers at the front and two-piston for the rear. All new power steering is precise and responsive, fully rebuilt suspension throughout... She handles beautifully.
The fully detailed engine and engine bay houses the incredible Jaguar 5343cc V12, a cylinder count matched only by Ferrari and Lamborghini. Consisting of aluminium 12-valve cylinder heads and an aluminium engine block with a forged steel crankshaft, four Zenith-Stromberg 175 CD-2 carburettors and electronic ignition. Launched in 1971, boasting the world’s only mass-production V-12, producing 266 bhp - enough to propel the car to 142 mph with a 0–60 mph time of 6.8 seconds.
The engine was overhauled by Butlin and Sons which included fully rebuilt cylinder heads, rebuilt carburettors, and all new ancillaries to original specification. The Borg-Warner Model 12 automatic gearbox was entrusted to Automatic Gearbox Specialists, Cannock and fully rebuilt at a cost of £3000. The rear axle was fully rebuilt at the same time using Jaguar XJS internals at a cost of £4500.
On the road, she performs perfectly with a turbine-like smoothness and jet-plane sound. Acceleration is extremely impressive and effortless and is available from a crawl or from a high cruising speed with ease. Smooth automatic gear selection and slick gear change. Starts instantly hot or cold and idles perfectly. The sound is tremendous through the full stainless steel exhaust system... The E-type feels, and is a beautifully balanced car.
Here we have a rather special matching numbers Jaguar E-type V12 2+2 Coupe with a documented restoration carried out by noted Jaguar E-Type restoration specialists Butlin and Sons, Swadlincote, Derbyshire over a 5 year period from 2014 to 2018.
Originally LHD being dispatched 13th January 1971 to British Leyland, New York before returning back to the UK in 2012. The car resided in Soquel, Santa Cruz, California from new and understood to have had only 2 keepers being father and son. The car was sourced by vehicle importers Wheels of Old, Dorrington, Shrewsbury and hand selected due to its rust free and damage free condition. We have images of the car taken by Butlin and Sons showing what fantastic original condition it was in prior to restoration. We believe the mileage to be original based on the evident wear and tear prior to restoration but have no solid documented history to support this.
We have circa 130 images of the car before, during, and after restoration showing what extensive work was carried out by Butlin and Sons. Each image taken by Butin and Sons has the owner's initials on a card in each picture to prove that each is genuine and not library pictures, great attention to detail. The total restoration costs exceeded £80,000 and the car was valued up on completion at £100,000.
Since completion on 1st November 2018 the car has only covered a mere 1806 miles. We had the pleasure of selling this car to the previous fastidious owner two years ago and have now taken it back in part exchange against our outstanding Austin Healey 3000 BJ8.
Today this beautiful 2+2 Coupe presents in exceptional order throughout, including the fully detailed underside.
The history file documents the vehicles 5 year restoration by Butlin and Sons, owners handbook, Jaguar Heritage Certificate, 2 sets of keys, and State of California Certificate of Title detailing the Stateside owner Mr. Jack Cross who took ownership of the car from his father on 8th February 1997 prior to being exported back to the UK 19th March 2012.
A Fresh 12 month MOT will be issued upon sale and of course, this E-Type is HPI Clear with certificate included.
This is an outstanding example of the mighty Jaguar E-Type Series 3. Unarguably one of the most elegant sports cars of all time and considered by many to be the best driving model not to mention the most comfortable.
Desirable and refined, this outstanding extensively restored E-Type would stand proud in any collection and is one not to be missed.
Finance, delivery, and part exchange are available, please ask for details.
Jaguar E-Type Series 3... Running from March 1971 to February 1975, the Series 3 E-type resulted in 15,287 cars being produced during the 4 year period, 7989 open two seater and 7298 two plus two coupes.
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