Description

1 of 1872 RHD V12 Roadsters
UK Supplied Car
Desirable manual gearbox specification
Extensive documented history
Jaguar Heritage Certificate
19,918 miles from new with supporting documentation

The series 3 V12 roadster represents the final swansong for the E type legend and the European examples made offer a number of benefits over examples supplied to the US market.

Specifically, bereft of power sapping emissions equipment, unsuitable gearing for touring and unsightly bumper extensions - a European V12 roadster presented the V12 E type in it's purest form.

With its 5,343cc overhead camshaft V-12 engine generating prodigious torque, a lengthened body with extended arches allowing a wider track and a sumptuous and practical interior, this was a very competent luxury tourer. A limited-slip differential and servo-assisted disc brakes supported a 0-60 time of 6.4 seconds, the fastest of any E-Type, and top speed of 146mph was possible through the four-speed manual gearbox. As Denis Jenkinson wrote in a period article for Motor Sport:

"Once out on the open road you soon become aware that this is no ordinary 'E'-type for the rev-counter will go round to 6,000 r.p.m. and more with no fuss whatsoever. now and then there would be occasion to pull out and squirt past some traffic and [it] really did come into its own. The V12 did not need anything like the time and space I was subconsciously allowing for overtaking, which made me realise how rapidly it was accelerating, making it an even safer and more long-legged car than the old six-cylinder."

Our example:

Information from supplied Jaguar Heritage Certificate:

Jaguar E-type Series 3 V12, Open two-seater, RHD, manual
Signal Red with black interior trim
Date of manufacture 5th October 1973
PNN 121M  
Chassis Number IS 2464
Engine Number 7S 13434 SA
Body Number: 4S 5711
Gearbox Number: KL6981
Original Distributor C H Truman, Nottingham
Date of dispatch 18th October 1973

1st June 1974 PDI and delivery by James Windsor & Sons, Mansfield, Notts
Date of Registration 1st June 1974
First Owner R Pearce, Nottinghamshire
Sold Oct 1974 to Mr Outterside, Camberley
1,000 mile service October 1974 by Stratstone (Thameside) Ltd, Egham (2,112 miles)
MoTs at GB Motors Walton on Thames October 1978 (Mileage 10390) and 1979 (Mileage 10634)
MoT August 1984 (mileage 10966) 
Sold to Graham Lord, Godalming 20th April 1985 (purchased from girlfriend’s uncle, Mr Outterside)
MoT April 1986 Colborne Garages, Peasmarsh mileage 11871
Sold to Fernhurst Motor Company, Haslemere August 1986 – Graham Lord was reluctant to put any miles on such a low mileage example.
12,000 mile service August 1986 by Fernhurst Motor Company, Haslemere (12,360 miles)
MoT August 1986 Fernhurst Motor Company, mileage 12383
Purchased from Fernhurst Motor Company, Haslemere on 23rd August 1986 by Mr O C Boxall, Midhurst
August 1986 New steering rack and converted to wire wheels and ??? by Fernhurst Motor Company
18,000 mile service September 1987 by Jaguar, Farnham (12,742 miles)
MoT Fernhurst Motor Company, September 1987 (12,772 miles)
Sold 1986 to New Zealand with hard-top as extra, registration number KT 2991, 14685 miles for $102,500 
January 2006  I Rowling Motueka Vehicle Testing Station NZ, registration plate number KT 2991
April 2012 Nelson at Webb’s Auction House, New Zealand to Grant Baker Family Trust, Auckland
May 2012 mileage 19,207
Extensive work carried out by International Motorsport September, October and November 2012 for Grant Baker and again in August 2013
February 2015 extensive works carried out by Continental Cars mileage 19767
NZ Registration History transfer dates
23/5/1995  (Craig Heatly)
11/12/1996 (Ian Watson)
14/1/2002 (Betty Watson), mileage 16387
20/06/2005 (I Rowling) with MoT January 2006 , Motueka Vehicle Testing Station, NZ, Reg plate KT 2991
22/06/2009 tbc
18/08/2011 tbc
05/09/2012  (Grant Baker)
23rd February 2016 Jaguar Heritage Trust Production Record Trace Certificate number 45157 prepared for Grant Baker
MoT February 2016 by Motstop Plus, Watford 19,898 miles

In 2016 our example joined a collection and been preserved albeit unused so that coming from a fresh service - this V12 has a mere 19,918 miles recorded on the odometer.

Fitted with it's matching number engine, coveted manual gearbox, rare factory suppiled hardtop and benefiting from lavish attention from custodians throughout it's life - this car presents a rare opportunity for a collector.

Specification

  • Year 1973
  • Exterior Colour Signal Red
  • Driver Position RHD
  • VIN No. 1s2464
  • Price SOLD
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