1972 Jaguar E-Type SIII
"The Jaguar E-Type was 10 years old and needed new life. History repeated itself by achieving huge success when Jaguar debuted its robust new engine in a sportscar instead of the saloon for which it was designed. Despite its sportscar heritage, Jaguar depended on saloon vehicles for its survival and had developed its twelve cylinder engine to power them with sufficient torque and refinement. Larger and softer in nature with weight redistributed 53/47, the Series III had lost the wilds of its youth but gained the long legged touring profile to which it was arguably better suited. Robert Bell in Motor was quoted as saying at the time that ‘all we expected to try was a new engine but what in fact we drove was a new car. Not a yowling, aggressive Ferrari-like machine with which, perhaps, most people associate a V12 engine but a very smooth, quiet and refined grand touring sports car.’Originally delivered new on 17th March 1972 via Leykor Motors who were the Jaguar concessioners in South Africa, this righthand drive example is finished in Regency Red with black leather interior. Fitted with a manual gearbox and power steering, this E-Type Series III is also fitted with air conditioning. Having spent most of its life in a dry climate, this 2+2 Coupé presents in sound condition. This Jaguar has recently benefitted from recommissioning at a marque specialist costing just over £6,000. Now UK registered and supplied with a V5C registration document together with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate, this Jaguar E-Type Series III 2+2 Coupé is a good example of an ever increasingly desirable model."