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1973 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series 3

This vehicle is now available as a private sale - you can make an offer by the Buy It Now button below.

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£73,999

  • Mileage~37,805
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine5.3L
  • LocationSouthport

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1973 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series 3

Now available for sale

Introduction

Paul Wright
Professional Consigner

The Series 3 Roadster is stunning - offering power, comfort, and it goes without saying, plenty of style.

Production of the E-Type came to an end in June 1974 with the Series 3, the iteration of the model. The final phase of the E-Type featured a brand new 5.3L V12, developing ~266BHP which was designed and developed by Walter Hassan and Harry Mundy, originally intended for the would-be Le Mans Challenger, the XJ13.

This particular E-Type is coming to market from ~4 years ownership, having been imported from Arizona in 2018. Since then, it's undergone a beautiful and sympathetic restoration, not requiring any welding, and converted to RHD.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Paul after meeting Phil the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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We're there every step of your buying journey and will even arrange pick-up and delivery of your new vehicle.

Meet the owner

I’ve owned several E-Types over the years, but driving a solid one that hasn't needed welding is something else.

Phil is no stranger to E-types, having owned one in his 20s and a few more since then. He knew exactly what he wanted when searching for his latest project. The brief was to find an untouched E-Type which was solid, and the cosmetics didn’t really matter. Phil tells us "When E-types have had floors and sills replaced, they just don’t feel the same I think compared to one retaining the original floors and sills".

The search took him to Arizona, where a 1973 E-Type Roadster was found in its original condition. This was the perfect car for Phil, and he set to work on the Jaguar over the next few years, sourcing parts to enable him to get it just how he remembers the one in his early years. Please feel free to ask Phil any questions in the comments below.

Phil
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Exterior

The E-Type will turn heads at every corner - long bonnet, curvy flanks and a curvaceous rear, quite possibly the ultimate classic Roadster.

Wheels and Tyres

There is arguably no other choice for the wheels on an E-Type, wire wheels is what most buyers are looking for. These are in good condition with no heavy tarnishing to be seen and are held in place with the Jaguar "Knock offs", which are also in good order.

The tyres are matching with a good amount of tread remaining and a period looking white wall stripe. Please see the image gallery to take a closer look at the wheels.

Bodywork

Looking around the Jaguar, there are no dings to mention. The panel gaps look to align as they should. However as Phil pointed out, these were hand built cars, so there were some differences in the panel gaps, and everything wasn't 100% laser level.

The roof on the car is also the original one which is another telltale sign that the vehicle has been carefully stored and cared for over time. Looking to the underside of the car, this is also in very good order and lifting the interior carpet shows the body colour floor pan which shows no areas for concern.

Please take the time to look through the hi-resolution images we have taken for a more detailed look at the exterior.

Paint

The Jaguar was refinished in the original colour of "Regency Red". Finished to a high standard, the vehicle has a deep shine and lustre to it. There are a couple of small chips around the engine bay opening, but they look like they could be touched by a professional.

The images taken are from various angles and reflections to show you the detail of this stunning 1973 Jaguar E-Type Roadster, as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

The windows on the Jaguar all look to be in good order with any marks in keeping with the age and mileage. All the window rubbers are in excellent condition, having been replaced at the time of repainting the car.

Looking at the chrome work from front to rear, everything appears to be in excellent condition with a nice bright finish and no obvious tarnishing. The front indicators have a small crack in each lens, although this isn’t really noticeable unless you were specifically looking. Please see our detailed gallery showing the whole exterior.

Interior

Fitted with the original leather seats in black, this car retains its classic charm.

Seats and Carpets

The black leather seats are the originals as fitted to the car from new. There is some patina showing on the leather, which fits well with the vehicle. The carpets and door cards are in great condition throughout the car, with no signs of excessive wear.

Please see the interior gallery section for more detailed images.

Dashboard

The dash in the E-Type has been converted from left to right-hand drive during the restoration. Many of the trim parts have been purchased new which can be seen in the paperwork section. There are no marks to mention on the dashboard. The instruments are all in good condition.

The odometer was repaired in March 2022 but retained the original mileage as stated on the invoice. The mileage is currently at ~37,805 miles. Please see the interior gallery for more hi-resolution images.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The steering wheel is the original and does have some patina in the way of slight discolouration to the finish, but it is in keeping with the seats and originality. The gear knob is also the original, with slight wear to the numbers, but it is in good condition.

Please see the interior gallery for more detailed images.

Mechanics

The silky smooth V12 is an absolute joy to listen to - get it out on the open road, and it will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention.

Engine and Gearbox

5.3 litres of Jaguar's most refined engineering produces ~266BHP, which is ample in the two-seater roadster. Phil tells us the engine in the E-Type has been well maintained and wanted for nothing. From cold, the car starts up on the button. The V12 idles on choke for a few moments before dropping to lower revs and a smooth purr.

Out in the car, there are no untoward noises coming from the transmission, and it pulls strongly through the 4-speed manual gears with ease. Watch the video to see the detail.

Suspension and Brakes

Phil has replaced all of the suspension components with new dampers, bushes and complete refurbishment of the IRS. As a result, he tells us the E-type now handles just right and soaks up the road just like any grand tourer should.

Out on the road, the car is smooth and comes to a stop quickly, with no issues reported by Phil of the car pulling to either side or the pedal juddering.

The Drive

With the sun out, roof down and the sound of the V12 singing as we blast along the coast road, Phil did question his decision to part with the E-Type! It is the perfect car to enjoy in the summer months, either for going away for the weekend or taking to local shows or coffee mornings. Whatever you use it for, you will not be disappointed!

Electrics and Other

Inside, the equipment is standard, this example having no radio (not that you need one with the V12 soundtrack). The switch gear is all reported to be working as it should with little or no wear to the buttons.

History and Paperwork

A beautifully presented V12 roadster, a sympathetic restoration without the need for welding carried out on a solid base from the USA, if you're in the market for a S3 then give this car a serious look.

A solid base that was said to have never had welding was the main reason Phil had in choosing this particular car, particularly the floor and sill areas. Phil has had the car converted from left to right-hand drive, as well as an overhaul of mechanical items where needed such as the suspension, which is all listed in the vast pile of invoices that come with the vehicle. Then, of course, the original owner's handbook is also present.

With the Jaguar now completed, Phil has enjoyed putting some miles on the car before deciding to reduce his collection of cars. This gives you the perfect opportunity to purchase a Series 3 E-Type Jaguar that is ready for the roads this summer.

We’ve done all include seller checks, including photo ID, V5 and also actioned an HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
17.03.2018 MOT 37,670
Restoration carried out over 5 years
Key Details
  • ModelE-Type Roadster Series 3
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date01.01.1973
  • CC5,300
  • Mileage~37,805
  • Colour Regency Red
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #UD1S21753
  • Engine #7S9867LB
  • RestoredYes
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers0 previous UK
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~4 years
  • Key FeatureOriginal solid condition




Ask Questions

Post a comment or ask the owner a question about the car.
TANGOCHARLIE
Member
TANGOCHARLIE

Phil, Is the mileage verifiable through the American documentation. Also do you know the number of American owners? Thank you, Terry

GTeurope
Member
GTeurope

Hi Phil,
Which company did you use for the conversion to RHD, or did you do it yourself?
Do you have a US Carfax report for the car?
Many thanks,
Steve.




Market View

The E-Type roadster is hot property right now, with home market cars pushing the market up to ~£100,000, it makes this car a very interesting proposition.

We’re sure you have a good idea of the value of this vehicle by studying our thorough listing, however, you may be interested to see a selection of recent sales of the same and / or similar models.

Presented in a beautiful colourway and with manual gearbox, we think this car represents great value with good long term investment potential. Shown below are a couple of recent sales, but we’ll leave it up to you to judge its condition and where it stacks up against them.

1974 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series 3

Auction House Us - Trade Classics

Sale Date 21 Apr 22

Sold Price 95,400

1975 Jaguar E-Type Roadster Series 3

Auction House Classic Car Auctions (CCA)

Sale Date 26 Jun 21

Sold Price 75,480

Vehicle Location

Southport

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