1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster

Lot: 541

Sold for (£): 66,000
Offered for sale is a 5.4L 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster automatic that has been with the current owner for the last 40 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 107 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A superb, Series III V12 E-Type in a delightful colour combination...

  • Original UK, RHD car reading just 61,000 miles. Matching engine and chassis numbers.
  • From long-term (40 years) ownership. Purchased in 1977 from Hexagons of Highgate 
  • Finished in Lavender Blue, with French Blue leather piped in Cream, and Navy Blue carpets
  • Kept in a heated garage and regularly maintained throughout its life
  • Engine rebuild 15,000 miles ago. Everything the car needed has been done
  • Factory hardtop, Chrome Wires, and Whitewall tires
  • Original bill of sale, lots of history and some Concours trophies 
  • The private number plate is not part of the sale. Now registered XGU 915M 



Lot Details

Registration: XGU 915M RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1973 Engine size: 5.4L
Make: Jaguar Odometer reading (miles): 61000
Model: E-Type Series III V12 Roadster MOT expiry: 2017-12-21
Warranted: No Chassis number: 1S2096BW

CCA Condition Report

Overall: 107 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Navy Blue mohair soft-top, matching hood cover and a full matching tonneau cover. I also have an original factory hard-top in the same colour. The hard top I think has not been on the car for 35 years or so, the back screen is out but I have got it. It needs a new rubber replacing at the bottom of the hard top and needs the chrome trim that inserts into the rubber plus one chrome fitting that connects the hard top to the car. There is also a scratch on the hardtop which I have photographed. The car has always been kept in a heated garage and the bodywork, wheels, and engine are all in very good condition, with lots of relevant bills. 


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


I had the seats, headrests etc re-trimmed approx 12 years ago. French Blue leather with Navy Blue carpets with Cream piping. It has a Moto-Lita steering wheel on it at the moment but I still have the original steering wheel which will accompany the car.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


The engine was rebuilt approx 15 years ago. 


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Stainless-steel exhaust. New shocks a few years ago, anything needed doing has just been done. 


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Vehicle History


I have owned the car for 40 years having bought it from Hexagons in Highgate who specialised in E-Types at the time. It's a 1973, V12 E-Type Roadster, matching engine and chassis number car and has done 60,905 genuine miles at this time. I have most of the MOTs to corroborate the mileage, a lot of the bills, and a folder about two inches thick with all the car's history from the last 40 years or so. I also have the original Bill of Sale, original handbook, a number of older MOTs, and other bits and pieces including trophies from shows I have taken the car to. 

About the CCA Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history